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


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/
Livestream: https://vimeo.com/event/282657

Hexham and Newcastle Diocese

When: Third Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm
Where: St Andrew’s RC Church, 9 Worswick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6UW
What: A varied programme of meetings, including Mass, prayer, reflections on the Scriptures, discussions, and social time
Website: https://www.proudcatholics.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/proudcatholicsuk

Contact: proud.catholics@yahoo.com
Livestream: Meetings can be attended via Zoom; please make contact for more details

Liverpool Archdiocese

When: As announced
Where: As announced
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGBT-Catholics-Archdiocese-of-Liverpool
Contact: Canon Stephen Maloney frsmaloney@aol.co.uk
Livestream: none at present

Middlesbrough Diocese

When: Second Sunday of each month
Where: The Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ
Website: https://www.lgbtmiddlesbroughcatholic.org.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lgbtcatholic/
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: (Currently offline – will be added when updated)
Contact: lgbt.pastoral@dioceseofnottingham.uk
Livestream: none at present

Salford Diocese

When: As announced
Where: Church of the Holy Name, 336-339 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PG
Livestream: none at present

Westminster Diocese

When: 2nd and 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/