A warm welcome from LGBT Catholics Westminster!

Our next community gathering will be at The Immaculate Conception Church, Farm St. London W1K 3AH on Sunday 11 November at 17:30. 

Coffee, tea and socializing after Mass. 

All are welcome! Nearest tubes: Green Park or Bond St.

  1. The AGM and Elections to LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council takes place after the 17.30 Mass, Sunday 11 November 2018. 

    If you are interested to join the Council, please take a Nomination Form. The names of those being nominated and those standing for re-election will also be circulated by e-mail before our gathering on 11 November. Peter Hart & Thomas Lofaro are standing for election and Martin Pendergast stand for re-election.

    Our next "Building a Bridge" session is on Thursday 22 November, an evening to share thoughts and reflect based on James Martin's book "Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity". More details here

*** We will mark World AIDS Day on Thursday, 29 November, at the Farm Street 18.00 Mass
Fr. Shaun Middleton, Parish Priest, St. Mary’s, Cadogan Street, Chelsea, will preside ***

*** Read about our presence at the World Meeting of Families in our News & Notes section. Click here! ***

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There will also be an Ecumenical Pride Service, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP, from 18.00 on Saturday, 7 July 2018.

Please also see the Farm St Parish website for more information on other mass times

Please see our September News & Notes for latest news and our new Calendar for future events

We meet regularly as a community on the 2nd & 4th Sunday at the 17.30 Mass at Farm Street church with refreshments and socialising afterwards. All are very welcome and we look forward to meeting you.

*** Please read the LGBT+ Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council response to the 
statement on gender by the Catholic Bishops of England & Wales here (2 pages) ***

Please take a look at Everybody's Welcome & Created Design (Some pastoral guidelines for the care of lesbian and gay people)

Please read the Key Steps introduction to our July 2017 LGBT Pastoral care conference  which is now more timely than ever. And in the light of attacks on Pope Francis' pastoral project please consider signing this international petition which is rapidly gaining support - now around 5000 signatures!

Read the Keynote address delivered at our recent national LGBT Pastoral conference held on 24 June 2017 in London

The LGBT Catholic community has always been a pilgrim community, with various identities linked to its developing life, mission, and ministry. 

From the days of its sponsorship by the Roman Catholic Caucus at Centrepeace Convent in 1999, to St. Anne's Soho in 2003, and Our Lady of the Assumption & St. Gregory, Warwick Street, with its Soho Masses identity, it has journeyed onwards, echoing Pope Francis' words that 'the status quo is not an option'. 

Now based at Farm Street Jesuit Church, as LGBT Catholics Westminster, we celebrate our communion with each other, the local Church of Westminster, and the Church universal, giving witness in the Annual (London) Pride Parade that ALL ARE WELCOME ! 

We look forward to journeying together and sharing our stories, as we continue along this path of ongoing growth and development. 

Welcome from the LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council. Our community is welcoming and open to all Catholics, with an active fellowship of many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered Catholics, as well as their parents, families and friends.
If you have questions, please email us at lgbtcatholicswestminster@gmail.com 
We hope to see you soon!

Please also visit the Farm St Parish website for more information.

"Everyone has a place in the church, every person without exception should be able to feel at home and never rejected."

Benedict XVI