Prayer & Sermon: Big Queer Carols!

Affirm, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, and OneBodyOneFaith were delighted to host the first “Big Queer Carols” on the 1st December 2017. We were especially happy to welcome both Natalie King to lead us in prayer, and Rev. Andy Fitchet to share a sermon with us, which we are sharing here. Merry Christmas from Luke, Dawn […]

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THEOLOGY TO THRIVE

Whilst watching “Apologia” at London’s Trafalgar Studios earlier this week, I was struck not only by the frequent and deliberate use of religion in the dialogue, but also by a particular part of one of the closing scenes. Whilst in conversation with her son’s girlfriend, Kristin (Stockard Channing) confirms that her books are ordered chronologically […]

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A Renewed Journey

Stephanie joined Bloomsbury Central Baptist as an intern for six weeks across July and August and shares some of her experiences in this blog. I haven’t got a fixed opinion about the LGBTQ+ topic at the moment. I had thought that I did, and what I thought was my opinion had done me quite well […]

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The Pilgrimage of Pride

Reflecting on a Pride celebration is often a challenge because you first need to decide what it is you hoped/wanted/dreamt Pride to be. For many, Pride is their gateway to the LGBTQ+ community; a chance to meet people who think, behave, dress, sound and exist just as they themselves do. For others, it is the […]

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#TransResistance

In terms of international LGBT+ celebrations, Transgender Day of Visibility is a relatively recent movement, founded by trans activist Rachel Crandall in 2009. In contrast to the more sombre Transgender Day of Remembrance, which serves as a day of mourning and honouring those in our community we’ve lost to transphobic violence, March 31st is a […]

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INTRODUCING JOEY!

Dawn and Luke are delighted to announce that Joey Knock (@JoeyKnock) is joining our small and nimble team to coordinate Soho Gathering’s Social Media efforts! Moving forward, Joey will take primary responsibility* for tweeting and posting via Facebook to engage with the LGBT+, faith and marginalised communities as we continue to drive the conversation forward […]

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