All Hallows: an inclusive church
We have joined together in grief and determination to make this a place of affirmation and inclusion
We’re still working out what it means for us to be an inclusive church. We don't think we've arrived or that we've removed every last trace of prejudice — conscious or unconscious — but we are committed to becoming more and more a community where everyone can belong.
People are people and we want to get beyond labels for any of us. At the same time, we are encouraged that this is a christian community where lesbian and gay Christians have found a place of belonging. As people have shared their stories of pain and being excluded elsewhere, we have joined together in grief and determination to make this a place of affirmation and inclusion and so we want to be public about this being a place where not only lesbian and gay, but also bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual people can belong. We are a part of the One Body One Faith Visible Congregations network and affirm the statement of conviction you can find here.
Being a Visible Congregation means going beyond extending a welcome, because even that can communicate an unspoken desire that others become like us. Together we want to ensure that all, no matter what their background, age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, disability are set free to make their own unique and full contribution to the life of the community and that our life together is one of openness, mutual hospitality and grace. Come and help us to become even more the place of inclusion we seek to be.
For more about how we support people making the commitment of civil partnership or marriage, please click here.