A warm welcome from LGBT+ Catholics Westminster!
** Our next community gathering is Sunday 26 May 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+ 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!
As you may know from recent years, due to security requirements, we need your registration if you want to walk with us in the Pride Parade which will take place on Saturday, 6 July 2019.
Registration: Please register your interest by going to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6W5FSCT. You will need a wristband to march (this is a first come first served basis).
T-Shirt for Pride: We are also delighted to offer you the chance to buy a t-shirt for you to wear during this year's Pride. Please go the to the link https://teespring.com/en-GB/LGBT_Catholics_Grey1 , where you can select your size and your very own t-shirt will arrive directly to you.
Also, as last year, we will have our fabulous Soho Square Stall during the Pride Day from 11.00 till 18.00. If you're are not planning to join the Parade, maybe you'd help staff the Stall? We'd like to hear from you!
We will also be holding our LGBT Bake Sales this year after the 17.30 Mass on Sunday 26th of May, 9th of June and 23rd of June in order to raise funds to cover our participation in the Pride Parade and Soho Square Stall. Please either bring cakes to sell after the 17.30 Mass, or bring money along to buy cakes. If you are watching what you eat please bring money along to make a donation. All funds are welcomed!
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!