In person events are starting to return in some places, however most events are taking place online. So the online events will be listed first, followed by in person events.
The Inclusive Church annual lecture has now taken place and can be viewed at
Thursday August 27th at 7pm. Inclusive Church annual lecture.
This year’s lecture will be given by Revd. Professor June Boyce-Tillman MBE, a prominent British academic specialising in music, spirituality and theology.
There is a limit of 100 people on the Zoom event, so please do book if you want to be part of it. It is donation only (free tickets are available for low and unwaged). Here’s the link to book: https://inclusivechurch2020.eventbrite.co.uk
7pm June’s lecture
7.30pm Q&A – questions to be typed and read out by the National Coordinator for June to answer
8pm Breakout rooms for conversation in small groups
The talk will be pre-recorded and will include subtitles. The Q&A afterwards will be recorded live and will have subtitles added on afterwards. The full video of talk and Q&A with subtitles will be available on YouTube and shared through our social media channels afterwards. It also hoped to have the talk available in print format.
Open Table London
Open Table London are holding several events by zoom.
Sunday 20th September with Very Revd Jeffrey John.
Sunday October 18th with Tom Gordon.
To get joining details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday September 13th Race, Faith, Queer Identity and Inclusion
On Sunday 13th September Rev. Jide Macaulay (founder of House of Rainbow) will be speaking at the Online Worship Gathering at 4pm on Facebook Live and YouTube and then for a special Q&A Discussion on Zoom at 5:15.
Jide will be sharing some of his personal journey and reflecting on the intersection of race, faith, queer identity and inclusion. Read more about House of Rainbow and Jide below.
Saturday October 17th Gathering Voices live conference
2020 Vision: Seeing More Queerly
Breaking false binaries in gender and sexuality
This year there will be an online conference on Saturday 17th October, 2 – 5pm on Zoom) exploring the theme “seeing more queerly”
As part of this, there is a discussion panel event on the Gathering Voices You Tube channel. This can be accessed here.
Gathering Voices are delighted to be joined by Lu Skerratt , Alex Clare-Young, Rachel Mann, and Jide Macaulay and invite you to explore these topics with the aid of our keynote speaker and panel.
Registration is now open and is free. Registration can be accessed here.
Saturday October 17th Creating Sanctuary
This is an online event and tickets can be booked by clicking the link here.
Join our free on-line conference designed to equip church leaders and others to do just that – to create a safe welcome and pastoral support for all, regardless of their gender, orientation, or cultural heritage.
• What does good pastoral care look like?
• How do we create sanctuary for all?
• How do we embed safe practice in our churches?
• Understanding statutory guidance and the law
• Safeguarding, the promotion of welfare, and the nine protected characteristics
The webinar will include keynote presentations, discussion, and Q&A sessions from speakers including Andrea King, Dave Moreton, Jayne Ozanne, Jide Macaulay and Steve Chalke. Registered attendees will receive webinar joining details by email before the event.
This Creating Sanctuary webinar is hosted by Oasis in partnership with House of Rainbow, oneBodyOneFaith and The Ozanne Foundation.
The Gathering Cardiff’s Inclusive Conference online 19 – 24th October.
The Gathering – Cardiff’s first Inclusive Conference aims to bridge the gap between the church and the LGBTQ+ community. The conference will be free of charge and available to anyone interested in what it means to be truly inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community (and beyond) in a church setting.
With talks on the clobber passages, true accounts of what it means to be LGBTQ+ in the church, and LIVE Q&A’s with our keynote speakers; we hope to help you understand the practicalities of being an inclusive church and equip you with all that you need to get the ball rolling.
Our keynote speakers’ talks will be released here throughout the week, leading up to a series of Q+A sessions on Saturday the 24th of October with all of our speakers. Through the week you’ll be able to watch each talk and submit questions to be answered during the Q+A sessions.
The keynote speakers that have been announced are Sarah Jones, Luke Dowding, Sam McBratney and Augustine Ihm.
Further details can be accessed here.
In person events
Sunday September 6th Rainbow Eucharist, Leicester
6.30 pm St Nicholas Church
St Nicholas Circle
Leicester LE1 4LB
Prebooking is essential for this socially distanced event as numbers are strictly limited. To book, click the link here.
York LGBT Catholics monthly mass
This groups is resuming their monthly masses, starting on September 13th at 3pm. However there is a new, larger location to allow for social distancing. Masses will be monthly, on the second Sunday of the month.
The new location is Our Lady’s Church in the York suburb of Acomb. For those travelling by car there is ample parking. The church is at the junction of Gale Lane and Cornlands Road (YO24 3DX). There are a number of busses from the city centre which serve the area. The bus which will bring you closest is the number 4 from the Railway Station, and the stop you will need is “Cornlands Road, Energise”. There is also the number 1 which will bring you from the Railway Station to Acomb Library, which is about a five-minute walk to the church.