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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.

Upcoming get-togethers & services

Soho: Saints, Sinners and In-Betweeners

Wednesday 14 June 6.30pm

Chris Barlow (Chair, Westminster LGBT Forum) presents a personal account of the life and characters of Soho for Pride Month. Gallerist, art consultant and cultural explorer Chris, has lived and worked in London for over 45 years. In 2012 he created ‘Outings in Art’ to keep members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community connected and curious through a programme of social/cultural events. Tickets here.

Pride Parade Party

Saturday 1 July 11am – 2pm

Church courtyard and Garden

To celebrate Pride, please join us for refreshments, cake, and lots of joy as we welcome the world to our parish, and join in the fun as the Pride parade marches along Piccadilly.

We hope the whole community of St James’s can take part as we offer the radical welcome of our church and the love of God to all. Please bring placards and messages of support, and cake!

Any questions, please email Ben at

Radical Welcome
Conversations in church – Sundays after the Eucharist on 18 June, 2 and 16 July 12.45-1.45pm
Conversation online – Tuesday 18 July 7.45-8.45pm on Zoom
Leading up to St James’s Day, there will be themed discussions for the whole congregation after the Sunday Eucharist and online on Tuesday 18 July. We will explore topics that will help us to reflect on belonging, equity, diversity and inclusion especially within St James’s. This work is a key part of our values and vision, and the more everyone participates, the more we’ll learn and connect with each other. If you join us on a Sunday please bring your lunch so we can eat together. Further information here or contact Ayla.

Pride – Soul at Saint James

Sunday 2 July 2pm – 5pm

Join us at the Soul at Saint James event on the first Sunday of July – theme Pride – when our guest artist will be the amazing Kobi Essah Ayensuo.

Pride of St James’s Sanctuary Services 2023

Tuesday 7 November

Pride of St James’s, our LGBTQ+ group, will be hosting a special sanctuary service, celebrating our diverse community and welcoming new friends. The evening will begin at 6pm, with food and refreshments, followed by the special service at 6.30pm. More refreshments (and cake!) will be served after the service. All are very welcome to join, both in person or online, whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or not.