Gay-friendly Christian Groups and Organisations
The following list of UK Christian groups is out-of-date and far from comprehensive, but some of the sites listed have good links to other relevant organisations and are likely to be more up-to-date than this one.
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(entered August 2011).
The 3rd Fellowship meets every 3rd Thursday in the month for discussion, prayer, friendship and food.
7.30 at St.Botolph's Church, Aldgate, E2. Coffee/tea, with the formal part of the meeting at 8.00 pm. This is the church where the LGCM effectively began. Share some food, bring a bottle, and meet some new friends. £4.00 if you can afford it. www.slago.org.uk/3f/ or www.lgcm.org.uk/groups/central-london
(Thanks to members of 3F who have taken part in the re-enactments.)
(updated August 2011).
African gay Christians
A lively e-group: firstname.lastname@example.org for African gay Christians.
(entered December 2004).
Founded by Dr Barnardo, this organisation is well known for its work with children. While Barnardo's derives its inspiration and values from the Christian faith, today it works in a multi-cultural society with people regardless of faith and so is not strictly a Christian organisation.
Tel: 020 8550 8822
Black lesbian and gay Christian fellowship
invites you to its fortnightly worship on the first and third Sundays of the month at 2:30pm at Vauxhall Mission, Worgan St, LONDON SE11. Everyone is welcome.
Tel Pastor Kanley 020 7735 0314
(updated May 2007).
CARA was founded as a specifically
spiritual response to HIV. This approach
(updated Jan 2008)
Catholics for AIDS Prevention and Support (CAPS)
A network of Catholics in Britain
and Ireland promoting HIV prevention and support, to be a voice in the
Church for people living with HIV/AIDS and to be a Catholic voice in the
CAPS, PO Box 24632, London E9 6XF
Working for lesbian and gay affirmation in the Anglican Church
Courage is a UK-based, not for profit, evangelical Christian organisation
Our Focus is our relationship with God.
And our Objectives are:
Thanks to Courage for its help in the re-enactment project.
(entered Mar 2004)
The Ecumenical Catholic Church
The ECC is neither Catholic nor Protestant, in faith, canon law and liturgical practice. It holds to faith professed by the one holy, catholic and apostolic church was it was before the splits that wracked it historical development.
It believes everything defined by the first seven Ecumenical Councils and proclaimed in the Nicene Creed. The rest is not essential.· Women have been excluded from ministry by Catholic and Orthodox since Pauls time, simply because of their God-given gender.
It includes women in the ministry. It welcomes those whose marriages have failed.
Since the Middle Ages homosexuals have been expected to reject the natural expression of their God-given nature. No so in the ECC.
(modified Aug 2004)
This is New York based, but it's website is well worth visiting, not least for contemporary material on same-sex partnerships. It's leader, Dr Ralph Blair, is well qualified to write on these issues.
Evangelical Fellowship of Lesbian and Gay Christians
The Evangelical Fellowship for Lesbian and Gay Christians (FFLGC), formed in 1979, is a group of women and men, most of whom are lesbian, gay or bisexual and come from an evangelical Christian background. The Evangelical Fellowship gives the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other lesbian, gay and bisexual Christians, to support and be supported in times of difficulty and stress, to encourage one another in the Christian faith and to think through issues relating both to faith and sexualtiy.
Today, GCN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the spiritual lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered Christians of every denomination. Our site includes an internet radio show, a message board, and numerous articles and resources.
(entered August 2004)
Kingston Unitarians meet at Notting Hill Gate Sundays at 11am and Wednesdays at 6:30pm. For further details of our programme and rites of passage services call 020 7221 6514 or visit our website
Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement
Their site has a good page
of links to other Christian gay organisations.
Metropolitan Community ChurchesInclusion of All
Acceptance for You
Openness to Differences
Blessings of Lesbian and Gay Couples
An Inclusive Christian Church for our Community
MCC South London 020 8678 0200 Paster Rev Jean White mccsouthlondon.co.uk
Brixton 020 8678 0200
(entered Jan 2001)
Catholics living with HIV hold
regular meetings at a Catholic church in Central London.
e-mail : email@example.com
(entered Nov 2004)
invites you to explore modern-day Quakerism every Monday night, 6:30-9pm at friends house, 173 Euston Road, opposite Euston Station. Tel 020 7521 0376 or see www.quakerquest.org(entered Feb 2003)
is a group for gay men and lesbians whose constitutional purpose is to ‘proclaim the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ so as to sustain and increase Christian belief among homosexual men and women’
This site has a good page of links to other Christian gay organisations.
(entered Nov 2002)
Every individual - regardless
of creed or colour, sex or sexuality, age or disability - is made in the
image of God, to work in harmony with the whole of God’s
We believe that the way forward to peace and reconciliation in our world
Rainbow Movement, PO Box 8087, Nottingham, NG5 9WR
(entered Jan 2005)
Roman Catholic Caucus of LGCM (above)
Postal address is:RC Caucus
PO Box 24632
London E9 6XF
Tel. 020 7226 0847
They have a fortnightly Mass (5.00 pm,1st & 3rd Sundays at St. Anne's
(entered Nov 2003)
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