Accessibility Information

At Oasis one of our ethos values is ‘a passion to include everyone’.  It’s important to us that everyone is welcome, and we hope this page provides helpful information if you’re planning on visiting our building. If there’s something we haven’t covered or you want to ask any questions, please do get in touch.

Find Us

You can find us on the Paragon at the northern edge of the city centre, near Lansdown Road. There is no car parking available, but pay-to-park car parks are available on Walcot Street, Broad Street and in some surrounding residential streets. You can also use Lansdown Park and Ride which stops very near the church at the bottom of Lansdown Road, more information on that is here.

Our Address:
Oasis Church Bath,
Fountain Buildings,
The Paragon,
Bath, BA1 5DU.

Wheelchair Access

Unfortunately, there is no level access from the road onto the high pavement which surrounds the church building. The nearest level access from the road onto the pavement is the pedestrian crossing on Lansdown Road (near the entrance to Julian Road), or up a curb and one small step onto a ramp, just past the church building on The Paragon. When you arrive at the church building we’ll be ready to welcome you, and direct you towards our accessible entrance. We also have an accessible toilet on the same level as the church. If you’re a wheelchair user we’d advise you getting in touch with us before your visit, so we can help you plan ahead.

Dogs

We want Oasis Church Bath to be a safe and welcoming place for everyone, and so we’re really pleased to be able to welcome registered and insured guide and therapy dogs into our building. On arrival you’ll be asked to provide evidence your dog is a registered guide/therapy dog, so make sure you bring that with you. If you can’t provide evidence we may need to ask you to come back another time, as we need to make sure everyone is safe in our building. Any other dogs are not permitted inside our church building due to insurance and health and safety reasons. Thanks for your understanding and do get in touch if you have any questions.

Neurodiversity

At Oasis we are passionate about people being able to ‘come as they are’.  This means that we try to make our services as inclusive as possible, and we recognise that different people have varying needs.  We hold informal services where you can get up and move around if you need to.  There is a quiet room available if you need some space, and there is an activities table at the back of the church where you will find some crafts and sensory/fidget toys.  We are currently developing some of our resources into alternative formats, and we are working on a video walk through of the church and a visual story to better prepare people for their visit to the building. If you have carers or support workers who help you, they are most welcome whether they have any religious beliefs or none. If you would like to talk about your visit to church and what to expect, or would like to have someone buddy you for your first visit please get in touch. We are always looking to do better, so if there is anything else we could do to assist you or other ways you think we could support neurodivergent people feel more comfortable let us know.

Sexuality and Gender Identity

As a church, we’re committed to being a place where everyone is included and can make a contribution. That means our goal is always full inclusion, especially in relation to the LGBT+ community. Sadly, the church is often a place where those of us who define as LGBT+ are excluded, rejected and discriminated against, and we’re determined to be different. The love of God compels us to welcome and celebrate anyone, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. So when you come on a Sunday please know that whoever you are and however you identify, you’re welcome. Feel free to let us know what your preferred pronouns are, and if you need a gender neutral toilet there’s one on the church level – just ask someone in an orange lanyard if you can’t find it.

Refreshments and Allergies

When we meet together on Sundays we always serve free drinks before, during and after the service. There is fresh coffee, tea, herbal teas and water to choose from, and decaf options are available. We serve cows milk and oat milk.

On Sofa Sundays (the last Sunday of every month) we serve pastries, but none of these contain nuts as we are a nut free church. We always have gluten free options available including fruit, and we have strict procedures in place for our refreshment teams to avoid cross contamination. If you’d like to find out more about this, just get in touch.

Help Us Do Better

We know that coming along on Sunday for the first time can be intimidating, so if there’s something you’re worried about, or something you’d like to know, please reach out and get in touch. If it feels too much to come along to a service in person, you could also sign-up to watch one of our live-streamed services, which will give you a better idea of what to expect should you want to come along. You’ll find the sign-up links here. Also, if there’s some information missing on this page that you think we should add, we’ll really value hearing from you. We’re on a journey with inclusion and we know there is lots we could be doing better, we need your help to keep improving!