Continuing the #ValleyForgeDeanery #SteepleChase
with a visit to Christ Church, Pottstown.
Located on High Street in the heart of downtown, this one was only difficult to reach due to a bicycle race occurring on the street.
The church is nestled between later commercial buildings, and at the rear of its property, across the alley, is the Reading Railroad cut. There is on-street parking in front of the church, and a small lot behind the church. A demountable metal ramp provides ADA access through a side door; however, the only access from High Street is via a small flight of steps.
The church sign is large, and prominently features the parish website and service times, though mounted parallel to the street.
This parish is favorably sited in a city with prime potential for urban revitalization, and it will be important for it to continue to engage with old and new members of the community. On the main facade, adding a ramp in the existing garden to complement the stairs would be a useful addition, as well as the provision of brochures or takeaway cards along the fence line and at the main doors. Opportunities to open the church doors and activate the front garden during community events should not be discounted.
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