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Pride of St James’s LGBTQ+ Group

Here at St James’s, we are clear that the Christian faith is founded on love, indiscriminate and eternal.

The relationship between organised religion and the expression of human sexuality is complex, and we recognise the courage that it takes sometimes for people who identify as LGBTQ+ to even get in touch with a church. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether or not they identify as LGBTQ+, and enjoy and reconnect.

Pride Party 2024

On Pride Saturday we hosted a party in the courtyard facing the parade, including a drag DJ set from our own lovely Barbara & Nikki, face painting, arts & crafts, street food and drink s from a local craft beer company. SJP also had a spot in the march, and I hoped you walked with us. Many came, joined the conversation, and helped create space for people to know they didn’t have to close off any part of themselves. Love was where we started and where we went together.

Upcoming get-togethers & services

Pride of St James’s Sanctuary services 

Sanctuary, a contemplative Eucharist with music, silence, and stories. We gather for silence at 6pm, the service starts at 6.30pm, and there are refreshments afterwards.

  • Tuesday 3 September
  • Tuesday 26 November

Watch Lucy Winkett’s sermon from one of our LGBTQ+ Sanctuary services here.