Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. James and Emmanuel Didsbury

LGBTQI+ and Inclusion

We are a fully inclusive evangelical church.  The PCC has passed the following resolution:  

"We believe in an inclusive Church – church which does not discriminate on any level, including: economic power, gender, gender identity, mental health, mental ability, physical ability, race or sexuality.  

We believe in a Church which welcomes, accepts and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."

St James and Emmanuel is also listed as a Visible Congregation with OneBodyOneFaith and our experience with LGBTQI+ Christians tells us to look for churches with an explicit commitment to welcome to avoid pain and hurt.