Upcoming Events

Open Church Network – various dates.

In the Name of Love: The Bible, Gender Identity and Same-Sex Relationships

In 2019, Steve Chalke and the Open Church Network team will be travelling to some of the UK’s biggest towns and cities for a series of one-day events to explore the Bible, gender-identity and same-sex relationships.

Aimed at the significant number of Christians in UK churches who long to celebrate their friends and family who are in same-sex relationships, those who wish to support loved ones with a non-traditional understanding of their gender, and people who just can’t make peace with the bits of the Bible that seem to oppose LGBT inclusion.

It will also be a vital event for those who already support their LGBT friends and family but want to be more confident in speaking out about it at church and help their local community take the next step in its journey.

At each event we will explore:

  • What the Bible really says about same-sex relationships
  • How we apply the message of scripture to understanding gender-identity and gender-transition
  • The overarching narrative of the Bible and how we can better understand and apply its timeless wisdom
  • How we can form a theology that supports LGBT people, supports same-sex relationships and embraces and affirms people with a non-traditional gender-identity
  • How best to understand the verses in both Old and New Testament that seem to forbid same-sex relationships

Events will take place in Sheffield (May 18th) and Southampton (June 22nd).  All these events take place on Saturdays.

To book a ticket, go to booking page and select the venue you want.  Tickets cost £35.

Quest 2019 Retreat, Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2019.

quest retreat 2019

This retreat is taking place at Mount St Bernard’s Abbey, Leicestershire.

Further information and booking details can be found here.


LEFT – LBTQI women Exploring Faith Together, Weekend Gathering, Friday 24th to Sunday 26th May 2016 

The annual Weekend Gathering will take place at Holland House.  Information on Holland House is available here.
The annual weekend will be led by Rosie Miles.
Booking is not yet available for this event.


Quest Conference.  Friday August 9th to Sunday 11th, 2019

quest conference 2019

The theme for the 2019 conference is Family Matters, Rainbow parenting and the catholic church.  The speakers are Dr Mary McAleese and Dr Sam Hall.  The conference will take place at the University of Winchester.

The early discount rate is £215, rising to 235 after February 28th.

More details can be found here here


Gathering Voices Conference 2019

This will be held on Saturday October 5th at De Montfort University in Leicester.

Further detail and booking information will be posted when it is available.


Pride services

As pride season approaches there will be services before, after and even at various prides around the country.


The service will be held  at The Church at Carrs Lane, Birmingham B4 7SX.

There is a pre-pride service on Sunday May 19th at 4pm.

There is a prayer service before the parade starts at 10.00 on Saturday May 25th.

There is a pride weekend serviceon Sunday May 26th at 10.30.