The Christ Church Shrewsbury Parish House Access Ramp
The parish house of Christ Church is utilized daily for activities of the parish as well as community at large events. The office of the church, all bathrooms, the library, choir room, Sunday school rooms and kitchen as well as the large community room are located in the parish house. These rooms are used on a daily basis by members of the parish. Additionally, community groups use the spaces on a weekly basis for groups such as AA, wedding planning, Christian education, history events and many types of meetings.
One of the barriers to access of the parish house is that there are steps leading to every entrance of the building. For many years parishioners and the public have experienced difficulties entering the building when they have special needs.
With grant and donation funding agreement was reached with AmRamp to implement the access ramp and built in 2018
The access ramp could only be installed on the street side of the building. Therefore the aesthetics of the project were also considered. Small, slow growing boxwood bushes were planted alongside the ramp with planter bushes on one end of the ramp. Lighting is being installed for safe use of the ramp in the evening.
Dedication of the ramp was on November 18, 2018. It is utilized frequently by parishioners and members of the community, providing safe access for all to the Parish House at Christ Church.
Parishioner Elaine Feyereisen was the project manager.