We are all made in the image of God
We are all made in the image of God (Gen 1:26-27), as is evidenced by the diverse network of believers and seekers who come to The Bridge Church – including those that are living differently than we do (whether it be language, culture, socioeconomic etc). People of all abilities and backgrounds need a church where they can fully belong and participate – and as a community of believers we are continuing to work on creating a space for this to happen.
At the Bridge Church we have a variety of ways to be the ‘bridge‘ to the community by sharing the hope and joy that we have found in relationship with God. Each week we have a chance to meet with community members to connect, share and pray through friendships. Instead of thinking of people and their differences – we could think about people and their possibility with God (Matthew 19:26).
It is important to The Bridge Church to create a faith community that is accessible to anyone that is interested whatever their background, capacity, or functionality – which is a continued work in progress.
We are happy to discuss with you about how we can best connect with you in our community by clicking here.
Each of our campuses have different Accessibility Helps:
Hearing Loop: The church building is fitted with a hearing loop. Switch your hearing aid to “T-coil” setting. Reception is best against the walls, but you may need to shuffle around to find where your device has best reception.
Wheelchair access: Access to the building is available through the courtyard, through front-doors. A lift is available onto the stage if required.
Accessible Bathroom: An accessible toilet is available on the left hand side of the building at the rear of the courtyard.
Transport: There is a mobility parking pass spot out the front of the building (on Broughton Street) and two available in Bligh Street (on the right hand side of the church building).
Wheelchair access:Access to the building is available through the path to the right of the stairs and either through front-doors or glass doors at the back of the courtyard.
A lift is available to access all floors of the church complex- which can be found to the left of the large staircase downstairs.
Accessible Bathroom: An accessible toilet is available on the left through the glass doors.
Transport: There is a mobility parking pass spot out the front of the building (on Shellcove Road)
Wheelchair access: the building is accessible from the street in a wheelchair.
Accessible Bathroom: For people with manual wheelchairs, the closest wheelchair accessible bathroom is at Macquarie Centre (Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park). Making this bathroom more accessible is on our priority list for attention.
Transport: There is a mobility parking spot in the first road on the left on Herring Road in the College driveway.
At The Bridge Church, we are working to improve accessibility to our Online Church platform (watchonline.thebridgechurch.org.au). Please know that we continue to care deeply for those who find Online Church more challenging than others, particularly those living with hearing or visual challenges. To this end, our Online Sunday gatherings are available on the day via YouTube with subtitles or on Tuesday’s with Closed Captions – please contact our Community Care Director for access.
Additional suggestions that may help with improving accessibility particularly around hearing include:
- Using personal headphones as this reduces background noise;
- Hearing loops https://www.hearconnect.com.au/products-hear-tv-better which are similar to the hearing loop we use at Church; and
- Portable solution with touchscreen that is used in places like Government House and local councils. Download brochure here.
As we are now Close Captioning our Sunday gatherings, our Sermon Transcripts are no longer available, but all sermons are available on The Bridge Church YouTube account and as an audio recording under the ‘Bible Talks’ tab of our website.
We’re learning to care for each other. If you notice things we could do better to help everyone participate fully in our life together, please speak to a staff member or contact our Community Care Director.