Diocesan Support for LGBT+ Catholics

The Social Welfare Commission for the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales as far back as 1979 noted that a LGBT+ Catholics we:

have a right to enlightened and effective pastoral care with pastoral ministers who are properly trained to meet [our] pastoral needs

and

have the same need for the Sacraments as the heterosexual. [We] also have the same right to receive the Sacraments.

More recently we have seen a number of Diocesan pastoral initiatives for LGBT+ Catholics and we warmly welcome and endorse these.

We believe these are in line with these statements from the Bishops’ Conference, as well as Church teaching on how LGBT+ people of faith are to be respected and supported.

Many of our members have welcomed the opportunity to attend Diocesan Masses and, when possible, have worked alongside others in Dioceses developing these initiatives.

We note that inclusion in the listings on this page does not mean that any of the Dioceses endorse the work of Quest. Inclusion on this page is about providing information to LGBT+ Catholics to support them on their spiritual journey. The page is a pointer for our siblings, friends and allies who want to support or benefit from these provisions.

More information about our working relationships with members of the church hierarchy can be found elsewhere on the website.

NB: During the pandemic the schedules of these provisions are likely to be altered so arrangements should be checked on the listed website.

If any of the information on the page is incorrect or needs updating please let us know by emailing webmaster@questlgbit.uk.


Clifton Diocese

When: 3rd Sunday of the month at 15.00
Where: Church of St Nicholas of Tolentino, Lawfords Gate, Bristol, BS5 0RE
Website: https://tolentino.org.uk/lgbt-mass/
Contactinclusionforall@cliftondiocese.com
Livestream: https://vimeo.com/event/282657


Middlesbrough Diocese

When: Under discussion – owing to COVID19 restrictions – see website for updates
Where: Our Lady’s Church, Acomb, O24 3DX (at the junction of Gale Lane and Cornlands Road)
Website: https://www.lgbtmiddlesbroughcatholic.org.uk
Contact: frtony@lgbtmiddlesbroughcatholic.org.uk
Livestream: none at present


Nottingham Diocese

When: A range of dates over the year. See website for details.
Where: A range of churches across the diocese. See website for details.
Website: http://www.dioceseofnottingham.uk/whats-on/news/nottingham-diocese-lgbt-ministry
Contact: lgbt.pastoral@dioceseofnottingham.uk
Livestream: none at present


Salford Diocese

When:
Where: Church of the Holy Name, 336-339 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PG
Website: https://www.facebook.com/lgbtcatholic/
Contactmanchesterrclgbti.pastoral@gmail.com
Livestream: none at present


Westminster Diocese

When: 2nd 4th Sunday of the month at 17:30
Where: Church of the Immaculate Conception (Farm Street Jesuit Church), 114 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 3AH
Websites: http://www.lgbtcatholicswestminster.org and https://www.farmstreet.org.uk/activities and https://rcdow.org.uk/directory/lgbt-chaplaincy/
Contact: lgbtcatholicswestminster@gmail.com
Livestream: https://www.farmstreet.org.uk/livestream/