Visible Congregations

Visible Congregations are churches where some of OneBodyOneFaith's members have felt welcomed and at home. They are spread across a range of traditions, and people there may hold a range of views on sexuality, but some of our members - gay, straight, trans, married, single - have felt sufficiently comfortable to make this their regular place of worship, and have the agreement of the minister to be a Visible Congregation. We can't guarantee that everyone there will agree with you, or that it will be the best place for you to be - but it might be a good place to start.

Your minister will need to give their consent to be listed as a Visible Congregation. You’ll receive a notice to display in church as follows:

"Within a range of different understandings about the Christian faith and sexuality, some of the people who worship here at (name of church) are also members of OneBodyOneFaith  We have believe that:

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.

If you identify as LGBT we hope you'll feel welcome here, especially if you're new to faith. You can find out more about the work of OneBodyOneFaith by speaking to (contact name) or by going to our website, where you can also find out about becoming a member or supporting our work."

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

Please note: In the listings, if you notice that Church does not display a transgender pride flag, this does not mean that they do not support those during the process of gender transition only that they may have no experience in doing so.

London
Central

St Botolph without Aldgate

Aldgate High St
London
EC3N 1AB

Minister: Rev Laura Jorgenson
Contact: Rev Laura Jorgenson
Email: rector@stbotolphs.org.uk
Website: www.stbotolphs.org.uk

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North West

St Mary with All Souls, Kilburn

134a Abbey Rd
Kilburn
London
NW6 4SN

Minister: Father Andrew Foreshew-Cain
Contact: Father Andrew Foreshew-Cain
Email: vicaragekilburn@btopenworld.com
Website: www.churchnw6.co.uk

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St James, West Hampstead

134a Abbey Rd
2 Sherriff Rd
London
NW6 2AP

Minister: Andrew Foreshew-Cain
Contact: Andrew Foreshew-Cain
Email: vicaragekilburn@btopenworld.com
Website: www.churchnw6.co.uk

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East

Saint Barnabas, Bethnal Green

Grove Road
Bow
London
E3 5TG

Minister: Father Brian Ralph
Contact: Brother Barnabas-Francis O.S.F.
Email: brotherbarnabasfrancisosf@gmail.com

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South East

Holy Trinity Eltham

Southend Crescent
London
SE9 2SD


Minister: Father Brett Ward
Contact: Father Brett Ward
Email: fr.brett@ht-e.org.uk
Website: www.ht-e.org.uk

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Christ Church, Shooters Hill

Shooters Hill
London
SE18 3RR

Minister: Mtr Ariadne van den Hof
Contact: Mtr Ariadne van den Hof
Email: vicarccshootershill@gmail.com
Website: www.christchurchshootershill.org

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South

St Stephen's Norbury & Thornton Heath

Warwick Road
Thornton Heath
CR7 7NH

Minister: Father Geoffrey Thompson
Contact: Father Geoffrey Thompson
Email: gtchurch@waitrose.com
Website: www.ststephensnth.co.uk

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West

St John's, Hyde Park 

Hyde Park Crescent
London
W2 2QD

Minister: Revd Stephen Mason
Contact: Revd Stephen Mason
Email: parishadmin@stjohns-hydepark.com
Website: www.stjohns-hydepark.com

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South West

Kingston United Reformed Church 

Kingston United Reformed Church
Eden Street
Kingston Upon Thames
KT1 1HZ

Minister: Lesley Charlton
Contact: Lesley Charlton
Email: minister@kingstonurc.org
Website: www.kingstonurc.org

South East
Sussex

St Philip Hove & St Leonard Aldrington

New Church Road
Hove
BN3 4BB

Minister: Stephen John Terry
Contact: Stephen John Terry
Email: stephenterry49@gmail.com

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St Mary's Kemp Town, Brighton

61 St. James's Street
Kemptown
Brighton
BN2 1PR


Minister: Father Andrew Woodward
Contact: Father Andrew Woodward
Email: ruraldeanbrighton@gmail.com
Website: www.stmaryschurchbrighton.org.uk

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Surrey

St John the Baptist Parish Church, Worcester Park

Church Rd
Worcester Park
KT4 7RY

Minister: Rev Kevin Scott
Contact: Rev Kevin Scott
Email: kevins0753@gmail.com
Website: www.stjohnthebaptistmalden.org.uk

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St Mary's, Chiddingfold

Petworth Road
Chiddingfold
GU8 4SH

Minister: Rev Sarah Brough
Contact: Rev Sarah Brough
Email: sarahbrough@btinternet.com
Website: www.stmaryschurchchidd.org.uk

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St Barnabas Church

Temple Road
Epsom
KT19 8HA

Minister: Father Micheal Roper
Contact: Father Micheal Roper
Email: gore_lodge@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.achurchnearyou.com/epsom-st-barnabas

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St John the Evangelist, Brighton

St John the Evangelist
Knoyle Road
Brighton
BN1 6RB


Minister: Canon Alison Bowman
Contact: The Vicar
Email: info@brightonstjohn.org.uk
Website: www.brightonstjohn.org.uk

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Suffolk

St Peter's, West Row

6 The Street
Freckenham
IP28 8HZ

Minister: Sandie Barton
Contact: Sandie Barton
Email: revsandiebarton@gmail.com
Website: www.larkandlee.co.uk/westrow

South West
Devon

Tavistock United Reformed Church

Russell Street
Tavistock
PL19 8BD

Minister: Rev Roger Cornish (retired)
Contact: Rev Roger Cornish
Email: revrog@gmail.com
Website: www.tavistockurc.org.uk

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Southernhay URC, Exeter

Southernhay United Reformed Church,
Dix's Field,
EXETER EX1 1QA

Contact name: Wendy Milne
Email address: wendymilne@btinternet.com
Website: www.southernhaychurch.org.uk 
Where the group meets: Southernhay URC
Service Time: Sunday 10.30am

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Gloucestershire

St Bartholomew's Church, Lower Cam

Cam Pitch
Lower Cam
GL11 5JX

Minister: Sue Greatorex
Contact: Sue Greatorex
Email: susangreatorex@btinternet.com
Facebook: St Bartholomew's Church Lower Cam

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Somerset

Christ Church, Bath

Julian Road
Bath
BA1 2RH

Minister: Revd Lore Chumbley
Contact: Lore Chumbley
Email: admin@christchurchbath.org
Website: www.christchurchbath.org

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West Midlands
Birmingham

St Paul's Church in the Jewellery Quarter

St Paul's Square
Birmingham
B3 1QZ


Minister: Rev Mary Gilbert
Contact: Rev Mary Gilbert
Email: mary.gilbert@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: www.stpaulsjq.church

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The Church at Carrs Lane

Carrs Lane
Birmingham
B4 7SX

Minister: Rev Dr Neil Johnson & Ruth Yorke
Contact: Ruth Yorke
Email: ruth.yorke@live.co.uk
Website: www.carrslane.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/carrslanelife

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Herefordshire

St. James the Great, Colwall

St James the Great
Colwall
Herefordshire
WR13 6HJ

Minister: Rev. Melanie Horton
Contact: Rev. Melanie Horton
Email: rector@colwallchurch.org

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Wolverhampton

St Gregory the Great, Wednesfield

St Gregory the Great, Wednesfield
Blackhalve Lane
Wolverhampton
WV11 1JQ

Minister: Rev Gennie Evans
Contact: Rev Gennie Evans
Email: rev.gen@btinternet.com

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East Midlands
Leicestershire

St Nicholas' Leicester

St Nicholas Walk
Leicester
LE1 4LB

Minister: Rev Canon Karen Rooms
Contact: Paul Griffiths
Email: pgriffiths999@gmail.com
Website: www.stnicholasleicester.com

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East
Hertfordshire

Abbots Langley Methodist Church

Langley Road
Abbots Langley
Hertfordshire
WD5 0EJ

Minister: Rev Derek McLean
Contact: Rev Derek McLean
Email: derek.mclean@methodist.org.uk
Website: www.abbotslangleymethodist.org.uk

A note from Rev Derek McClean: We'd aim to support through gender transition, but we've little experience.

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Berry Lane Methodist Church

Berry Lane
Rickmansworth
WD3 7HH

Minister: Father Geoffrey Farrar
Contact: Sarah Hagger-Holt
Email: sarahhaggerholt@gmail.com
Website: www.berrylanemethodistchurch.wordpress.com

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Norfolk

St Luke's Parish Church

61 Aylsham Road
Norwich
NR3 2HF

Minister: Rev David Austin
Contact: David Austin
Email: dsj.austin@hotmail.com
Website: www.stlukesnorwich.org.uk

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Our Lady Saint Mary

Our Lady Saint Mary
South Creake
Norfolk
NR21 9LX

Minister: Rev Clive G. Wylie
Contact: Rev Clive G. Wylie
Email: rector.creakes@gmail.com
Website: www.southcreake.org

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Church of Saint Mary

Church of Saint Mary
The Street
Syderstone
PE31 8RY

Minister: Rev Clive G. Wylie
Contact: Rev Clive G. Wylie
Email: rector.creakes@gmail.com
Website: www.syderstone.org

 

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Yorkshire
West Yorkshire

Revive Baptist Church

We meet in different venues, primarily in people's homes. Please get in touch for more information.

Minister: Simon Hall & Leigh Greenwood
Contact: Jamie Fletcher or Ed Powell
Email: reviveleeds@gmail.com
Website: www.reviveleeds.wordpress.com

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South Yorkshire

St Mark, Broomhill, Sheffield

Broomfield Road
Sheffield
S10 2SE

Minister: Rev Sue Hammersley
Contact: Our Administrator will pass on all enquiries
Email: office@stmarkssheffield.co.uk

Website: www.stmarkssheffield.co.uk

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North West
Cheshire

Wesley Methodist Centre, Chester

8 St John Street
Chester
CH1 1DA

Minister: Neil Stacey
Contact: Linda Turner
Email: office@wesleychester.co.uk
Website: www.wesleychester.co.uk

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Cumbria

Carver Uniting

Lake Road
Windermere
LA23 2BY

Minister: Martyn Coe
Contact: Martyn Coe
Email: unitedchurch@btinternet.com
Website: www.carveruniting.org.uk

"We would be happy to offer prayers and support during the process of gender transition, but have not done so up to now as this has not been requested."

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Lancashire

Lancaster Priory

Priory Close
Lancaster
LA1 1YZ

Minister: Rev Chris Newlands
Contact: Rev Chris Newlands
Email: chris@lancasterpriory.org
Website: www.lancasterpriory.org

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Manchester

St James & Emmanuel Church 

Parish Centre
6 Barlow Moor Rd
Manchester
M20 6TR

Minister: Rev Dr Nicholas Bundock
Contact: Nick Bundock
Email: nickbundock@stjamesandemmanuel.org
Website: www.stjamesandemmanuel.org

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Merseyside

St Brides Church

St Bride's Church
Percy Street
Liverpool
L8 7LT


Minister: Rev Sarah Doyle
Contact: Warren Hartley
Email: stbridesliverpool@gmail.com
Website: www.stbridesliverpool.org.uk

 

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North East
Northumberland

St Gabriel's Church 

St Gabriel's Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 5QN

Minister: Rev Fr. Jonathan Lawson
Contact: Rev Fr. Jonathan Lawson
Email: vicarofheaton@gmail.com
Website: www.stgabrielschurch.co.uk

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Wales
Mid-Glamorgan

St David's Uniting Church, Pontypridd

Gelliwastad Rd
Pontypridd
CF37 2BW

Minister: Rev Phil Wall
Contact: Ray Vincent or John Heston
Email: sec.sduc@gmail.com
Website: www.stdavidsuniting.org.uk

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Northern Ireland
Belfast

First Church Belfast (Non-Subscribing Presbyterian)

41 Rosemary Street
Belfast
BT1 1QB

Minister: Rev John McNeil Scott
Contact: Rev John McNeil Scott
Email: minister@firstchurchbelfast.org

Website: www.firstchurchbelfast.org

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