LGBT+


On 20 November 2021, Bishop Rose commission a team of LGBT+ Chaplains for Canterbury Diocese. Our chaplains work together to offer information and pastoral care to LGBT+ people, their friends, family, and ministers. Find out more about the LGBT+ Chaplaincy team and contact a chaplain here

If you need any information about the chaplaincy, please contact the LGBT+ Advisor to the Bishop of Dover, Samuel Keeler-Walker on skeeler-walker@diocant.org 

Or contact one of the following organisations below:

Diverse Church and Diverse Church Parents 

Diverse Church is a Christian community for LGBT+ people aged 18-30

Diverse Church Parents offers mutual support and pastoral care for Christian Parents of LGBT+ children, and is particularly for those in conservative churches.  It is a private safe space. Contact them by emailing Parents@DiverseChurch.co.uk

Two:23

A network of Christians, connected by LGBT+ issues who have discovered that God loves us just as we are. This realisation frees us to unashamedly include and encourage all to discover the love of God for themselves, pursue the call of Christ and live in a way that cherishes others just as God cherishes us.

The Gathering Space for those over 30, is a supportive and friendly Facebook-based community for LGBT+ Christians living in the UK and Ireland. To find out more or to join, please email gatheringspacelgbtq@gmail.com.

Switchboard

LGBT+ Helpline Advice and understanding.

MindOut

MindOut is a project run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer people. 100% of our team also have lived experience of mental health needs, or caring responsibilities for a person with lived experience.

Creating Sanctuary

This resource has been developed by people with a range of views on how the bible might be read in relation to the LGBT+ community but with a common conviction that our churches should be safe places for all people.

Inclusive Church

Inclusive Church is a network of churches, groups and individuals who aim to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity or sexuality. They believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ.

Marmaids

Mermaids supports transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children and young people until their 20th birthday, as well as their families and professionals involved in their care. We also currently offer web chat support to students up to the age of 25.

BeYou 

The BeYou Project connects young people in Kent and Medway who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary or are questioning their sexual orientation and / or gender identity. We offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space where young LGBT+ people can meet to socialise, have fun and help each other.

True Freedom Trust

True Freedom Trust (TFT) is a UK-based teaching and pastoral support ministry that holds to the conservative biblical view of sex, gender and relationships. They provide pastoral care for those who struggle with same-sex temptations and gender incongruence.

Living Out

Living out want to see Christians living out their sexuality and identity in ways that enable all to flourish in Christ-like faithfulness. They aim to help people to flourish through faithfulness to conservative biblical teaching on sexuality and identity.