Category Archives: gay

Our way of being God’s Rainbow People

Saturday 4th July 1998 was a very significant day for me as it was the day I attended my first gay pride in London. It was the first time I felt a true sense of freedom. Marching through London on … Continue reading

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Thanks for the contribution of LGBT people to St Chrysostom’s

Thanks for the contribution LGBT people have made, and continue to make, at St Chrysostom’s, was the theme of our Evening Oasis worship held at the end of October. Paul Pritchard led the worship and here are the prayers which … Continue reading

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Open Table – welcoming LGBTQ+ and all

Fr Chris writes: We are proud at St Chrysostom’s that we try hard to be a welcoming and inclusive church for all people.  My own journey to St Cs was because of the inviting and affirming message on the church’s … Continue reading

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Stand with Fr Chris against Hate!

In 1998 I came over to Manchester for a night out.  I left a night club in order to catch a train back to Sheffield at 2 in the morning, and ended up spending the night in the MRI as … Continue reading

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2 Priests in LGBT history month

February has been designated as LGBT History month is February in the UK. It’s a time to commemorate LGBT history, and to celebrate gay rights and civil rights movements. This year LGBT History month has ‘Religion, Belief and Philosophy’ as its theme. … Continue reading

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Sign for Robert to stay

“Hundreds of people in Uganda’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have fled the country to escape homophobia and persecution.” (BBC 10th November 2015). Uganda is one of the most repressive countries for gay and lesbian people. This year, … Continue reading

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Alcoholism in the Church

Bishop Heather Cook, an American Bishop, has recently been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for a hit and run death of a 41-year-old cyclist. The incident has led to much discussion about alcoholism in the church and especially among the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Pauli Murray in LGBT History Month

In the UK LGBT History month is observed in February. We are marking it at St Chrysostoms at LGBT Communion (held on the first Saturday at 5pm) in February by honouring Rev. Dr Pauli Murray, an Anglican Priest. A photo of her … Continue reading

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For all the – LGBT – saints

We hear quite a lot about ‘inclusive’ churches, and we’ve commented here about this. Now that refers to churches here and now, part of what the 1662 Book of Common Prayer calls ‘the Church Militant here in earth.’ But what … Continue reading

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“Reflective, Inclusive, Sacred, a pathway” That’s LGBT Communion!

We asked those attending our monthly LGBT Communion (1st Saturday of month, 5pm) for their comments about the worship and gathering. It’s clearly very welcoming, and much appreciated by those who come – Why not come along some time?  Here … Continue reading

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