& 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 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.
Open Table St Helens is usually on the first Sunday of the month at Peasley Cross URC, WA9 3BE from 6.30pm. CURRENTLY ON HOLD - watch this space for details of when it will begin meeting again.
NEW: Open Table Isle of Man on the second Sunday of the month at St Andrew's URC Douglas for 6.30 pm start refreshments after the service. All are welcome.
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 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 Wigan on the fourth Sunday at St John the Evangelist CofE, Abram, WN2 5RQ. Tea and coffee from 6.00pm, worship at 6:30pm. PLUS Open Table Alpha (introduction to Christianity) course at St John the Divine CofE, Pemberton, WN5 0DT weekly on Mondays at 7:00pm.
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. Click here for dates and times. In May 2017 a new LGBT+ chaplaincy began in the Diocese of Bangor, which will also offer Open Table services - watch this space for further details.
COMING SOON: Open Table gatherings in Hull, Oxford, Cambridge and more! Watch this space!
Are you in an Open Table community? Thinking of setting one up? Register FREE for 'Dreaming around an Open Table', Saturday 21st October, Coventry Central Hall - Please share!