A warm welcome from LGBT+ Catholics Westminster!
*** Our next community gathering is Sunday 10 November for Mass at 17:30 ***
Please join us at the church of the Immaculate Conception, 114 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH.
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)
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.
** Your place at the table: Saying no to homophobia **
A one day interactive workshop on Saturday 5 October at St Mary Moorfields, Eldon St, London EC2M FLX
*** UPDATE: Our workshop held on 5 October was a huge success, covering a whole "tissue of issues" relating to homophobia: where its comes from, how we respond to it and where does it lead ***
We covered so many topics and there was deep sharing from across the faith community: from parents who shared that their children and grandchildren no longer feel part of the church and leave it because of their feeling that the institutional church's teaching is unacceptable to them, regardless of their sexuality, to people sharing their life stories and deep learning from each other about our faith journeys. Different parish representatives also shared about how they reach out to include LGBT+. And these are just preliminary insights.
We will be sharing more in due course and already planning a follow-up.
A HUGE THANK YOU to all who helped make the day such a success and the warm hospitality offered by St Mary Moorfields.
"It’s about believing, it’s about belonging, it’s about becoming".
*** 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 email@example.com
We hope to see you soon!