The purpose of this survey is to find out more about how St Mary's and Christ Church can better serve the wider community. We are at the very beginning of our year long 'Securing the future for St Mary's with Christ Church' project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We want to find out how we can make the churches more accessible and what we can do to make the most difference to our communities.  Please can you provide your feedback by midnight on Sunday 27th September 2020. All responses are anonymous unless you choose to identify yourself. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Alix Slater at alix@alixslater.com who is supporting the Parish with this project.

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* 1. We are interested in how familiar you are with both churches. Please can you tell us which of the following you have done? Please tick all that apply.

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* 2. The 'Securing the future for St Mary's with Christ Church' project is about how we serve the wider community. One way we could do this is by having more activities based at the churches. Subject to Covid-19 restrictions, please tell us how interested you would be in the following:

  Very interested Interested Not interested
More exhibitions in the churches
Concerts and recitals at the churches
Vocal masterclasses
Open air film nights
Poetry recitals
Pop up theatre
Debating
More groups for older people
More groups for carers and children
Groups that address social isolation
Workshops for young people e.g.how to make and edit films

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* 3. The churches and people associated with them have a rich history. How interested would you be in learning more about?

  Very interested Interested Not interested
The people in St Mary's graveyard e.g. World War combatants and other notable parishioners
Key people associated with the history of Wanstead
LGBTQIA+ history of the local area
The links between the founding members of this community and slavery
How the poor and marginalised lived in Wanstead from the 18th century
The church buildings 

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* 4. We would like to know how you would like to access this history, music and events. Please rank your preferences, with 1 as high (favourite).

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* 5. How else would you like to use the churches and their grounds? Are you involved with a group that would like to meet there, or do you know of people who might benefit from us setting up a group or activity?

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* 6. We are aware that the churches are not fully accessible. If we were able to improve accessibility by making the following changes, what difference would this make to you, friends or family?

  Big difference Some difference No difference
More wheelchair spaces
Accessible WCs
Wheelchair access throughout
Improved access at Christ Church e.g. button operated and/or glazed doors
Large print service sheets at both churches
Easy read information
Electronic versions of information that you can adapt on your own device
Audio-described tours of the buildings which you could download to your phone
Improved provision for those with impaired hearing
Autism friendly (relaxed) services
Autism friendly toddler group
Dementia friendly services and activities
'Grab' bars for people with mobility / balance issues
Accessible guide to the churches telling you what to expect

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* 7. Are there any other barriers that might prevent you from visiting or taking part in an activity? If so, is there anything the Parish can do to overcome these?

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* 8. Is there anything else we could do at either church to make your visit more comfortable?

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* 9. What do you value most about St Mary's and Christ Church?

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* 10. Thank you very much for your feedback which we will be using to brief the architects and direct further research and consultation. Please use the space below to share any other ideas, or comments.

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* 11. These questions are about you and will help us monitor who has taken part in the consultation. Please indicate which age group you fall into.

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* 12. Please could you share the first 4 digits of your home postcode with us? This will not be shared with, or used for any other purpose other than us knowing we have consulted with the local community.

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* 13. If you are willing to take part in future consultation, probably by telephone or online (due to Covid-19) where we will share more about the project and ask for your feedback on ideas, please leave your details below and Dr. Alix Slater will get in touch with you.

Thank you very much for your thoughts.
The data collected in this survey will be stored and processed by Alix Slater Consultancy & Training Ltd on behalf of the PCC for the purposes of this project. It will not be passed onto third parties. Alix Slater Consultancy & Training Ltd operates within the Data Protection Act and Market Research Society guidelines. Please contact Alix Slater at alix@alixslater.com if you have any questions regarding the content of the survey or how your data is being stored.

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