& all who believe in an inclusive Church.
Open Table is an ecumenical Christian worship community which offers a warm welcome to people who are:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer / Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA)
and all who seek an inclusive Church.
Open Table aims to create a safe sacred space for you to explore your faith and what it means for you. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are welcome here.
Open Table shouldn’t need to exist. Our vision is of a world where LGBTQIA+ people are fully included within our church traditions and communities. Until then, we will continue to nurture safe, sacred, inclusive space where LGBTQIA+ Christians can 'come as you are'.
Open Table began in Liverpool in June 2008. Now Open Table communities gather across the UK, hosted by inclusive churches. Click here to read a brief history of Open Table, published in Journeys in Grace and Truth, edited by Jayne Ozanne, June 2016.
Find out when and where you can 'come as you are':
Open Table Liverpool on the first and third Sunday of the month at St Bride’s CofE, L8 7LT.Refreshments from 6.00pm, worship from 6.30pm.
Open Table St Helens on the first Sunday of the month at Peasley Cross URC, WA9 3BE from 6.30pm.
Open Expression Stoke on the first Sunday of the month at Stoke Baptist Centre, ST4 4BU. Refreshments from 6.00pm, worship from 6.30pm.
Open Table North East on the first Sunday of the month at Space4, Ground Floor, Houghton Library, 74 Newbottle Street, DH4 4GB. Refreshments from 7pm, worship from 7.30pm.
NEW: Open Table Sefton on the second Sunday of the month at All Saints with St Frideswyde, L23 9TQ. Refreshments from 6.00pm, worship from 6.30pm.
Open Table Warrington on the second Sunday of the month at St John’s URC, WA4 6QE. Refreshments from 6.00pm, worship from 6.30pm.
Open Table Wigan on the second Sunday of the month at St John the Divine CofE, Pemberton, WN5 0DT, and on the fourth Sunday at St John the Evangelist CofE, Abram, WN2 5RQ. Tea and coffee from 6.00pm, worship at 6:30pm.
Open Table London on the third Sunday of the month at St James CofE, NW6 2AP. Refreshments 6.30pm, service 7pm, followed by a meal.
Open Table Manchester on the LAST Sunday of the month at St Chrysostom’s CofE, M14 5BG. Refreshments from 4.30pm, worship from 5.00pm.
Open Table North Wales, hosted by the LGBTQIA+ Chaplaincy in Diocese of St Asaph, relaunched in January 2017 at: St Peter's Holywell, St Giles' Wrexham and St Grwst Llanrwst. Everyone is welcome to along and join us! Click here for dates and times. From May 2017 there will be a new LGBT+ chaplaincy in the Diocese of Bangor - watch this space for further details.
COMING SOON: Open Table gatherings in Sefton, Isle of Man, Oxfordshire and more! Watch this space!