Leicester Christians at Pride

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Christians at Pride have been attending Leicester Pride since 2017.  This has been led by St Nicholas Church in Leicester city.  In 2018 and 2019 we held a communion service at Pride itself.  We have invited everyone to come to the Rainbow Eucharists that we hold in our churches the day after Pride.  Our host churches are All Saints with Holy Trinity in Loughborough and St Nicholas in Leicester.

To make contact with the local group you can email inclusivechurchleicester@gmail.com and someone will get back to you.

We have several registered inclusive churches and many others that are fully supportive and inclusive of LGBTQ+ Christians at all levels from occasional attender to ordained leadership.

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Registered with Inclusive Church

 

St Nicholas Church  St Nicholas Circle, (Holiday Inn), Leicester LE1 4LB

All Saints with Holy Trinity,  Steeple Row, Loughborough LE11 1UX

Birstall Methodist Church Wanlip Lane, Leicester LE4 4JS

Rothley Methodist Church 30 Howe Ln, Rothley, Leicester LE7 7LB

Syston Methodist Church High St, Syston LE7 1GP

St Mary’s Hinckley St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Walk, Hinckley, LE10 1DW.

Stoneygate Baptist Church 315 London Rd, Leicester LE2 3ND

 

We also recommend other welcoming and affirming churches around the county.  These include:

Leicester Cathedral Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ

Christ the King, Beaumont Leys Beaumont Way, Beaumont Leys, Leicester LE4 1DS

St Luke’s Church, Stocking Farm Halifax Drive, Stocking Farm, Leicestershire, LE4 2DR

All Saints, Wigston Magna Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, LE18 2BA – At the junction of Moat Street, Long Street and Bushloe End

St Thomas’s, South Wigston St Thomas’ Road, South Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 4TA

Bishop St Methodist church 10A Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 6AF

South Wigston Methodist Church 109 Blaby Road, LE18 4PB.

We cannot guarantee that everyone in all these congregations is fully welcoming and affirming, but these churches and their leadership support full LGBTQI+ inclusion.

 

Local churches that offer same-sex marriage.

Market Harborough Congregational Church 47 High St, Market Harborough LE16 7JD Church office 01858 462376  Website and Facebook search Market Harborough Congregational Church

Leicester Unitarian Church Charles Berry House 45 East Bond Street, Leicester LE1 4SX

Hinckley Unitarian Church Baines Lane, Hinckley LE10 1PP

Ansty Road United Reformed Church, Coventry, CV2 3EY is an open and affirming congregation who would love to welcome you. We are also registered to conduct same-sex marriages.  Please check out our website at: anstyroadurc.org.uk or contact our Minister Craig Muir ministercoventryneurc@gmail.com

Online church groups

Quest  “Quest exists to provide pastoral support to lesbian, gay and transgender Catholics. We provide information and opportunities for worship, spiritual retreats and supportive fellowship through our local groups.  Through our meetings with local bishops and other Catholic leaders, we promote LGBT inclusion in the life of the Church. Conversely, we also meet with other LGBT groups to promote a more rounded understanding of faith, and the possibility of one being both Catholic and openly LGBT.

More information about the local Quest group can be found on their page of the Quest website: http://questlgbti.uk/local-groups/east-midlands/  To get in touch with Quest East Midlands email the local group at:  eastmidlands@questlgbti.uk

Dignity and worth  This is the Methodist LGBT group.  Website https://dignityandworth.org.uk/

QUAKERS   (The Religious Society of Friends) are welcoming to LGBT+ people as their basic beliefs include:

  • All people are equal before God
  • Each person is unique, precious, a child of God

There are two Quaker LGBT networks:

Quaker Lesbian Group (QLG)  A welcoming nationwide group of lesbians who meet twice a year for a Gathering which is a weekend of friendship, discussion and support.  Contact : QLG Clerk at qlgfriends@gmail.com

Quaker Gender and Sexual Diversity Community (formerly Quaker Lesbian and Gay Fellowship) is a nationwide welcoming organisation which organises Gatherings.   See website QGSDC.org.uk

Our local Quaker Meeting is: Leicester Quaker Meeting, Queens Road, Leicester LE2 1WP   Website:  www.leicesterquaker.org.uk

LEFT (LBTQI women Exploring Faith Together)  This is a group for all women – straight, lesbian, bi, trans and all who identify as women.  See their website  LBTQIwomenExploringFaithTogether 

Diverse church  This is an online group, mainly aimed at young people.  Website http://diversechurch.website/    @diverse_church

The Sibyls  The Sibyls is a UK-based confidential Christian spirituality group for transgender people, their partners and supporters. It seeks to fulfil the two great commandments of Jesus: To love God and love one another.  See their website at  http://sibyls.gndr.org.uk/ @sibylsgroup