We want everyone to be able to get as much as possible out of their Leicester Cathedral experience.
We are committed to doing everything we can to make the Cathedral as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. This includes both physical access to the building itself, and how we present information, so that we can support visitors both able bodied and disabled alike.
We know that people have different needs and like to access the Cathedral in different ways. We have carried out access audits led by people with disabilities, to help develop this policy. This work has included a physical audit of the Cathedral, and an audit of our website and information. We are also committed to training our staff at all levels to raise awareness of key issues and how they can help people to access the Cathedral.
Accessibility of the Cathedral
Wheelchair access is available at the South door and ramps are placed within the Cathedral building at strategic points. There are some parking spaces suitable for blue badge holders on the street in front of the Cathedral. Additionally, there are disabled spaces in the St Martins House car park which may be available with prior arrangement.
Disabled toilet facilities are available within the Cathedral. St Martins House and, when it is open, the Guildhall, both of which are next to the Cathedral, also have disabled toilet facilities.
Access to Worship
The Dean and Clergy of Leicester Cathedral want everyone to be able to join in the events and acts of worship held here. Therefore, wherever possible, we provide physical access for all to the places in the Cathedral where worship and events take place. Additionally, we provide at least one service of Holy Communion in an accessible place every day.
We provide large print version of our publications, including service sheets, and a hearing loop operates during services.
Do not hesitate to contact the Cathedral Office with any queries.