Visible Spaces & Gatherings

Visible Spaces & Gatherings

"Visible Spaces and Gatherings are places where the lives, loves, identities and gifts of LGBT Christians are recognised, accepted, affirmed and celebrated. These spaces and gatherings are as diverse as our community. They include retreat houses, Bible study groups, people who gather together for worship, or to share food or socialise, or to campaign for change, and so we've asked each of them to describe what they do. What they all have in common is a commitment to OneBodyOneFaith's Statement of Conviction:

It is the conviction of the members of OneBodyOneFaith that human sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity in all their richness are gifts of God gladly to be accepted, enjoyed and honoured as a way of both expressing and growing in love, in accordance with the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Therefore it is their conviction that it is entirely compatible with the Christian faith not only to love another person of the same sex, but also to express that love fully in a personal sexual relationship;
We believe that expressing our gender and sexuality with integrity is important as a way to grow in love and discipleship; we long for the day when Christians fully accept, welcome, affirm and offer equality to everyone in their diversity.

A Visible Space or Gathering can be real or virtual; can take place nationally, regionally or locally.

If you would like to join the list then please complete the application form and return it to OneBodyOneFaith.

London
North East

Romford Local Quaker Meeting

Quakers Meeting House
7 Balgores Crescent
Romford
RM2 6AB

Contact name: Nora Kelson
Email address: norakelson@btinternet.com
Phone number or website: www.romfordquakers.pbworks.com
Where the group meets: Quakers Meeting House
When the group meets: Sundays at 10.30am

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North West

Open Table London

St James Church
2 Sherriff Rd
London
NW6 2AP

Contact name: Hannah and Rah Froemmingp-Carter
Email address: vicaragekilburn@btopenworld.com
Phone number or website: 020 7372 6441. - look for Open Table London on Facebook and Twitter.  Parish website is www.churchnw6.co.uk
Where the group meets: St James Church
When the group meets: 3rd Sunday at 6.30pm for a service and supper

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City

3F - Third Fellowship at St Botolph's, Aldgate

St Botoph's Church
Aldgate
London
EC3N 1AB

Contact name: John Bamford
Email address: johnbamford@blueyonder.co.uk
Phone number or website: 020 8292 6782
Where the group meets: St Botolph's, Aldgate
When the group meets: Every third Thursday at 7.00pm

South East

Open Table South London

Church of the Ascension 
Dartmouth Row, 
London 
SE10 8AW

Contact: The Revd Anne Bennett
Email:
 btavicar@gmail.com
Website  www.ascension-blackheath.org

Meets on the fourth Sunday of the month. Refreshments at 6pm, worship starts at 6:30pm.

 

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South East
Hampshire

LGBT+ Christians (Southampton and around)

St Alban’s Community Room,
Tulip Road,
Swaythling,
Southampton, SO163DD

Contact name: Peter Martin
Email address: petermartin834@gmail.com
Phone number or website: www.lgbtpluschristiansinsouthampton.co.uk/
Where the group meets: St Alban’s Community Room, Tulip Road, Swaythling, Southampton, SO16 3BB (wheelchair accessible)
When the group meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm

Sussex

Brighton and Hove LGBTQ+ Christian Group

Contact name: Nigel Nash
Email address: nigelnash@me.com
Phone number : 01273689765 - please contact Nigel for dates and meeting places.
Where the group meets: At various venues in and around Brighton
When the group meets: Several times a year, with support and encouragement available.

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Essex

Christians at Southend Pride

Based in and around Southend


Contact name: Grace Claydon
Email address: christiansatsouthendpride@gmail.com
Phone number or website:Please check out our Facebook Page for further details 
Where the group meets: In varous locations around Southend
When the group meets: The last Sunday evening of every month

South West
Somerset

Bath Quaker Meeting

Bath Quakers
United Reformed Church Halls
Grove St
Bath
BA2 6PJ

Contact name: Katie Evans
Email address: bathquakermeeting@gmail.com
Website: www.bathquakers.org
Phone number: 07818 760042
Where the group meets: United Reformed Church Halls, Grove St, Bath, BA2 6PJ
When the group meets: Sunday 10:30-11:30am, Tuesday 6-6:30pm, Wednesday 10:30-11am

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Affirming Christian Alliance

1 Mead Terrace
Blagdon
BS40 7UD

Contact name: Erika Baker
Email address: erikablagdonlake@btinternet.com
Phone number: 01761462977 or 07748 303433
Where the group meets: 1 Mead Terrace, Blagdon, BS40 7UD
When the group meets: Every Third Wednesday at 8.30pm.   Please do call if you'd like to know more about the group

West Midlands
Staffordshire

True North Worship, Lichfield

Contact name: Jonathan Griffiths
Email address: truenorthteam@truenorth.community
Website:www.truenorthinclusive.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/truenorthwm
Where the group meets: Within Lichfield Diocese. Email for venue
When the group meets: 1st Thursday evening of every month

 

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Warwickshire

Warwick and Leamington LGBTXians

Contact name: Hannah Johnson
Email address: lgbtxians@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/warwick and leamington LGBTXians 
Where the group meets: - no fixed venue yet but please email for further information
When the group meets: Saturdays

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East
Norfolk

Created, Norwich

Created
The Birdcage (back room)
23, Pottergate
Norwich
NR2 1DS

Meets Monday nights at 7.30pm once every six weeks

Contact: Rebecca Kemp
Email: hello@created.org.uk
Website: www.created.org.uk

 

North West
Merseyside

Open Table Liverpool

St Bride's Church
Percy St
Liverpool
L8 7LT

Contact name: Warren Hartley
Email address:liverpool@opentable.lgbt
Phone number or website: www.opentable.lgbt
Where the group meets: St Brides' Church
When the group meets: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 6.30pm

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Manchester

Open Table Oldham

Holy Trinity Vicarage
46 Godson Street
Coldhurst
Oldham
OL1 2DB

Contact name: The Revd David Austin
Email address: dsj.austin@hotmail.com
Phone number or website:
Where the group meets: Holy Trinity Vicarage
When the group meets: Monthly. Please email Fr David for more details

Northern Ireland
Belfast

Spectrum LGBT+ Christians Fellowship Belfast

Group Meets monthly, please see our Facebook page for details of venue

Contact name: Ryan McMillan
Email address: spectrum.belfast@gmail.com
Where the group meets: Agape Centre, 238 Lisburn Road, Belfast 
Facebook page:  See Group Facebook page