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.
Open Table London
St James Church
2 Sherriff Rd
Contact name: Hannah and Rah Froemmingp-Carter
Email address: email@example.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
LGBT+ Christians (Southampton and around)
52 Ethelburt Avenue
Contact name: Peter Martin
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number or website: www.lgbtpluschristianssouthampton.wordpress.com
Where the group meets: 52 Ethelburt Avenue, Bassett Green, Southampton, SO16 3DD
When the group meets: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm
Brighton and Hove LGBTQ+ Christian Group
Contact name: Nigel Nash
Email address: email@example.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.
Bath Quaker Meeting
Friends Meeting House
Contact name: Katie Evans
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 01225 469555
Where the group meets: Friends Meeting House
When the group meets: Sunday 11am-12noon; Tuesday 7-7.30pm, Wednesday 10.30-11am
Affirming Christian Alliance
1 Mead Terrace
Contact name: Erika Baker
Email address: email@example.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