LGBT Communion: Evening in Canal Street

On Wednesday, friends of the LGBT Communion service at St Chrysostom’s Church gathered at Taurus Bar on Canal Street for a relaxed evening together – a welcome change in the middle of the week.

A dozen of us, a mixture of old friends and new enjoyed getting to know one another better over a delicious meal and drink at Taurus. Some had met at St Chrysostom’s at the monthly Communion service, others had joined us for the evening. All quickly got on well – conversation flowed and an enjoyable evening was had by all. Conversation topics included families and friends, to lifestyle choices and the consequent dynamics of relationships.

We considered the term “LGBT”, particularly considering the similarities and differences between “L”, “G”, “B”, “T” communities – what categorizes these together and why? Is it because each are marginalized groups finding support together? Or is it a grouping given by society?

As the evening drew on, some our party retired whilst others were taken to favourite haunts of those with us – another opportunity to share with each other and meet new people. Tracy, one of the priests at St Chrysostom’s was a visible Christian presence in her collar and we were welcomed very warmly as  part of an inclusive Christian community.

LGBT Communion takes place at St Chrysostom’s Churchon the 1st Saturday of each month at 5pm.

All are welcome – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered people, friends, family and supporters.


About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester, UK. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community rejoicing in our Anglo Catholic tradition, where people of many differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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