IT IS a real privilege to welcome the Revd Sarah Jones, Rector of Ross-on-Wye to Open Table & St Bride’s. Join us to hear Sarah share her story of transitioning gender, journeying through ordination as a Church of England priest and being outed by the national media.
Spend an evening with peace and equality advocate, Ruth Wilde, and comic storyteller, Peterson Toscano, as they reveal the many ways faith and faith communities are needed on our rapidly changing planet.
We are delighted to share that Open Table Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral are joining forces to host a reflective Post-Pride service in the Lady Chapel, the oldest and most beautiful part of this iconic city landmark. After a hectic weekend at Liverpool Pride, come along for a quiet time of music and reflection as we honour all the messages of love and thanks, wishes and prayers which people share on 'prayer flags' at the Open Table community stall during the festival.
Liverpool Pride is back for its ninth year, with the theme #AllTogetherNow, which encompasses every branch of the LGBTQIA+ and wider communities, coming together in celebration of equality and diversity no matter what their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, belief or however they define themselves.
Come along to St Bride’s, Percy Street, Liverpool L8 7LT on Monday 23rd July between 4.00-7.30pm to create some placards or banners to carry during the Liverpool Pride march sharing a message of radical Christian inclusion. Come when you can and go when you must!
For the first time, St Bride's is taking part in the Come Out of the Shadows campaign as part of the annual Liverpool Pride festival to show Liverpool as an LGBT+ friendly city for residents and visitors, whilst raising awareness and 'normalising' all LGBT+ identities within society.
This is a new theological book group for those who want the opportunity for theological discussion, learning and challenge at a deeper level than is possible in our other activities.
We are pleased to host Chris Rose, director of Amos Trust, a small, creative human rights organisation, committed to challenging injustice, building hope and creating positive change.
Bishop Paul will share reflections from his recent study leave on 'The Table' as an image for Christian life and mission.
Open Table, the monthly service at St Bride's for Liverpool’s LGBTQIA+ community, invites YOU to our tenth birthday communion service, led by Revd Dr Steven Shakespeare, author of Prayers for An Inclusive Church and Cate Jacobs, author of Climbing Mountains in the Dark.
BSL Interpretation will be available. The service will be followed by a shared meal of soup and bread, and of course rainbow cake!
YOGA - FOOD - CONVERSATION
We need YOU and your thoughts. We are aiming to find out just HOW yoga, arts, culture, events & entertainment impacts on our mental well-being.
Rev John Lansley, Methodist Minister in Pastoral Charge of Garston Park Church, and Chaplain of Fulwood Court, is offering the next of our Public Theology lectures on 'The Theology of Charity.'
You're invited this Sunday for Open Table Liverpool's communion service for Pentecost Sunday and also marking International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, in support of the recognition of human rights for all, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Refreshments from 6pm - #ComeAsYouAre
You will learn the basics of improvised quilting and at the completion of the series you will go home with your own improvised quilt top. Come join in this unique, creative and vibrant quilting circle. If you are new to this, it is very easy! A bit of confidence in straight line sewing with a machine is needed.
Fr Gerry Proctor, Chair of Engage Liverpool, is offering the next of our Theology & Modernity lectures on 'The land is common to us all - exploring a theology of place and neighbourhood.'
THIS LENT, Open Table Liverpool will offer a six-week program to explore the 'queerness' of the Christian tradition. Participants will read and discuss Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity (Beacon Press, 2016), written by the American Episcopal priest Elizabeth Edman.
Open Table, the monthly service for Liverpool’s LGBTQIA+ community, invites everyone to a Christmas Service with Carols with the Liverpool LGBT Choir!
Sunday 17th December 6.30pm, refreshments from 6pm
Followed by a shared meal of soup and bread, mince pies and home made mulled wine.
EVERYONE is welcome and bring a friend.
On Monday December 11th St Bride’s is delighted to present a special talk on Kahlil Gibran, the author of The Prophet by Paul-Gordon Chandler. Paul-Gordon will take the listener on a fascinating journey through the all-embracing spirituality of Kahlil Gibran, the early 20th century Lebanese-American poet artist and mystic and launch his new book In Search of a Prophet.
This is a free talk and there is no need to book. Parking is available in the grounds at St Bride’s Church, Percy St L8 7LT. For more details visit www.stbridesliverpool.org.uk
St Bride's Church and On Song Productions hosts an evening of Opera led by International Tenor Roy Weissensteiner. Featuring excerpts from some of the world most famous Operas, Roy will be joined by Soprano, Rachel Harland and International Concert pianist Hein Boterberg.
Ellen Loudon, Liverpool Diocesan Director of Social Justice and Canon Chancellor of Liverpool Cathedral, will lead us in an exploration of Impact / Flourish / Buzz, an asset based theology of social justice, generosity and grace.
The Theology and Modernity lecture series brings nationally renowned theologians and philosophers to Liverpool to deliver papers from the cutting edge of thought about the divine and our world.
All are welcome to join the St Bride’s church community in an informal service to remember those who have died. During the service you will be invited to name those who have died and light candles in remembrance of them.
Light refreshments will be available before the service, from 6.00pm.