Inclusive Church is a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision. We believe in inclusive church – a church that celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate.
St. John’s became a member of the Inclusive Church network in 2023, following our congregation’s engagement with the national Church of England's ‘Living in Love and Faith’ initiative, which explored topics of identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage.
While the decision to join Inclusive Church was mainly prompted by our engagement with Living in Love and Faith, it also reflects our values in opposing discrimination explicitly on a wide range of grounds as well as those related to sexuality, sex and gender - including age, disability, economic power, ethnicity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity and theological opinion.
Our membership of Inclusive Church reflects our desire to welcome and serve all people in the name of Jesus Christ. St John’s is a welcoming, diverse and busy church. We would love for you to come along to any of our services or events and join our congregation.
St John’s warmly offers the full range of services to LGBTQ+ couples to the full extent permitted within the current Church of England rules as approved by the House of Bishops.
For more information on Living in Love and Faith, please visit the LLF website, or see this short "Moving Forward" video which provides a summary from January 2023.
Accessibility information about attending St John's Church & Community Centre
The church has ramps at the north porch and resource room entrances and a hearing loop.
Large print copies of service booklets, hymn books and other church documents are available.
The adjacent DDA-compliant Community Centre has a lift and an accessible/gender-neutral toilet on each floor.
If you are thinking of visiting us and wish to know more about accessibility, please contact email@example.com.