Visible Congregations

Visible Congregations are churches where some of LGCM's members have felt welcomed and at home. They are spread across a range of traditions, and people there may hold a range of views on sexuality, but some of our members - gay, straight, trans, married, single - have felt sufficiently comfortable to make this their regular place of worship, and have the agreement of the minister to be a Visible Congregation. We can't guarantee that everyone there will agree with you, or that it will be the best place for you to be - but it might be a good place to start.

Your minister will need to give their consent to be listed as a Visible Congregation. You’ll receive a notice to display in church as follows:

"Within a range of different understandings about the Christian faith and sexuality, some of the people who worship here at (name of church) are also members of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement. We have believed since 1976 that:

It is the conviction of the members of the Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement that human sexuality in all its richness is a gift of God gladly to be accepted, enjoyed and honoured as a way of both expressing and growing in love, in accordance with the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Therefore it is their conviction that it is entirely compatible with the Christian faith not only to love another person of the same sex but also to express that love fully in a personal sexual relationship.

If you identify as LGBT we hope you'll feel welcome here, especially if you're new to faith. You can find out more about the work of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement by speaking to (contact name) or by going to our website, where you can also find out about becoming a member or supporting our work."

If you would like to join the list then please complete the application form and return it to LGCM.

London
Central

St Botolph without Aldgate

Aldgate High St
London
EC3N 1AB

Minister: Rev Laura Jorgenson
Contact: Rev Laura Jorgenson
Email: rector@stbotolphs.org.uk
Website: www.stbotolphs.org.uk

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North West

St Mary with All Souls, Kilburn

134a Abbey Rd
Kilburn
London
NW6 4SN

Minister: Andrew Foreshew-Cain
Contact: Andrew Foreshew-Cain
Email: vicaragekilburn@btopenworld.com
Website: www.churchnw6.co.uk

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St James, West Hampstead

134a Abbey Rd
2 Sherriff Rd
London
NW6 2AP

Minister: Andrew Foreshew-Cain
Contact: Andrew Foreshew-Cain
Email: vicaragekilburn@btopenworld.com
Website: www.churchnw6.co.uk

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East

Saint Barnabas, Bethnal Green

Grove Road
Bow
London
E3 5TG

Minister: Brian Ralph
Contact: Barnabas-Francis O.S.F.
Email: brotherbarnabasfrancisosf@gmail.com

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South East
Sussex

St Philip Hove & St Leonard Aldrington

New Church Road
Hove
BN3 4BB

Minister: Stephen John Terry
Contact: Stephen John Terry
Email: stephenterry49@gmail.com

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St Mary's Kemp Town, Brighton

61 St. James's Street
Kemptown
Brighton
BN2 1PR


Minister: Andrew Woodward
Contact: Andrew Woodward
Email: ruraldeanbrighton@gmail.com
Website: www.stmaryschurchbrighton.org.uk

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Surrey

St John the Baptist Parish Church, Worcester Park

Church Rd
Worcester Park
KT4 7RY

Minister: Kevin Scott
Contact: Kevin Scott
Email: kevins0753@gmail.com
Website: www.stjohnthebaptistmalden.org.uk

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St Mary's, Chiddingfold

Petworth Road
Chiddingfold
GU8 4SH

Minister: Sarah Brough
Contact: Sarah Brough
Email: sarahbrough@btinternet.com
Website: www.stmaryschurchchidd.org.uk

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South West
Devon

Tavistock United Reformed Church

Russell Street
Tavistock
PL19 8BD

Minister: Roger Cornish (retired)
Contact: Roger Cornish
Email: revrog@gmail.com
Website: www.tavistockurc.org.uk

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North West
Cheshire

Wesley Methodist Centre, Chester

8 St John Street
Chester
CH1 1DA

Minister: Neil Stacey
Contact: Linda Turner
Email: office@wesleychester.co.uk
Website: www.wesleychester.co.uk

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North East
South Yorkshire

St Mark, Broomhill, Sheffield

Broomfield Road
Sheffield
S10 2SE

Minister: Sue Hammersley
Contact: Our Administrator will pass on all enquiries
Email: office@stmarkssheffield.co.uk
Website: www.stmarkssheffield.co.uk

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Wales
Mid-Glamorgan

St David's Uniting Church, Pontypridd

Gelliwastad Rd
Pontypridd
CF37 2BW

Minister: Phil Wall
Contact: Ray Vincent or John Heston
Email: sec.sduc@gmail.com
Website: www.stdavidsuniting.org.uk

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Northern Ireland
Belfast

First Church Belfast (Non-Subscribing Presbyterian)

41 Rosemary Street
Belfast
BT1 1QB

Minister: John McNeil Scott
Contact: John McNeil Scott
Email: minister@firstchurchbelfast.org
Website: www.firstchurchbelfast.org

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