The Church Council has been working for a number of years to improve facilities for the disabled. Physical changes to the building are difficult because of the Grade 1 listing and the need to preserve its historical features. Nevertheless significant progress has been made. New and improved internal lighting has been installed which together with large print books has been welcomed by those with poor sight. External lighting operated by movement sensors illuminates the paths and the Parish Council has kindly funded a new street light at the Queen's Gate entrance to the churchyard. An integrated sound and hearing loop system helps those with hearing difficulties. The nave is too narrow to permit the construction of a permanent low gradient ramp in place of the steep steps down into the church, but a light weight portable ramp has been purchased to provide easy access for wheel chair users. The District Council has, at the church's request, constructed close to the main entrance to the churchyard a lay-by with a raised section to provide easy access to buses and taxis. There is still much to do!
After a long fund-raising campaign the beaten earth paths were replaced by new paths in 2012. The paths have been constructed from buff-coloured setts, and levels have been adjusted to remove trip hazards. A small parking area for mobility scooters is now available by the main door.
A future project, when funds permit, will involve a substantial re-ordering of the interior to facilitate the provision of a suitable lavatory.