A warm welcome from LGBT+ Catholics Westminster!
*** Our next community gathering is Sunday 11 August for Mass at 17:30 ***
Please join us at the church of the Immaculate Conception in London. Nearest tubes: Green Park or Bond St (5 mins walk).
A warm welcome to all LGBT+, friends and families with coffee, tea and socializing after Mass
All are welcome
Nearest tube: Bond Street or Green Park (5 minutes walk)
LGBT+ Catholics Westminster is proud to invite you to take part at this year's Pride in London with us! A big group of 60 of us will be marching alongside other Christian groups and we look forward to seeing you along the Parade! Come and say hello at our Soho Square stall and / or join us at the Christians at Pride Ecumenical Service at 6 pm at St Giles in the Fields (2 min walk from Totthenham Court Road tube), details below.
*** SOHO SQUARE STALL ***
Also, as last year, we will have our fabulous Soho Square Stall during the Pride Day on 6 July from 11.00 till 20.00 approx.
Our stall is Number 3 on the North East corner of Soho Square - same side as St. Patrick's Church!
The Stall & Display will function from 11.30 (setting up at 10.00) until 20.00 approximately on Saturday 6 July.
Many thanks to all those who have volunteered to staff the stall! And if you can help on the day please just come up to the stall and have a chat with us!
Come and visit us - you are very welcome to stop by for a chat, chill out, or just unwind after your intense experience during the Parade, especially if it's warm weather!
*** CHRISTIANS AT PRIDE ECUMENICAL SERVICE ***
Our friends and partners at Christians at Pride are organising an Ecumenical service right after the Parade. This will be held at 6pm on the day of the parade (6th July) in St Giles-in-the-Fields St (60 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8LG). This year we will be more actively part of the service as our chaplain Fr Keith Barltrop will be taking part in the service as well. As every year it is going to be an inspirational event, so please do come and take part!
We will be celebrating 50 years since the first Stonewall riots, reflecting on what has been achieved, and acknowledging all that still needs to be done. We're delighted that there will be three speakers from within the Christians at Pride community who are going to share short reflections.
JOIN US TO MARK THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF MASSES WELCOMING LGBT+ CATHOLICS
on 27 APRIL 2019
The walk begins at the Oscar Wilde Memorial (Adelaide St, London WC2N 4HZ) at 14.00
As we mark our 20th anniversary, and that of the Soho Bomb, join us for an LGBT+ Catholics Westminster History Walk, reflecting on key events since 1976. Oscar Wilde asked the Jesuits to receive him into the Roman Catholic Church but they refused. In 2013, LGBT+ Catholics Westminster were welcomed to establish their base at Farm Street Church. How times change!
The walk begins at the Oscar Wilde Memorial (Adelaide St, London WC2N 4HZ - opposite Charing Cross Station), and will then visit Notre Dame de France, off Leicester Square; St. Anne’s Church, Dean Street, Soho; Admiral Duncan Pub, Old Compton Street, Soho; Church of the Assumption, Warwick Street, Soho; ending at Farm Street Jesuit Church, 114 Mount Street, Mayfair .
Please also see the Farm St Parish website for more information on other mass times
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you soon!