Response from St Peter Mancroft Church to the SCM ‘Honest Church’ questions
Are there any openly LGBTQ+ people in the church at the moment?
Yes, there are many openly LGBTQ+ members of St Peter Mancroft, in the congregation and in the leadership of the church. We do not restrict people from giving service on the basis of gender or sexuality.
Would you marry same-sex couples?
At present the rules governing marriage in the Church of England do not allow this, but we stand ready to marry same-sex couples when these rules change.
What is said about LGBTQ+ relationships from those in positions of leadership? Are they affirmed and celebrated?
LGBTQ+ relationships are affirmed and celebrated at St Peter Mancroft, for example in sermons and in welcoming children of same-sex couples for baptism.
Do you have a policy about inclusion, in particular thinking of LGBTQ+ people?
We seek to be an inclusive church at St Peter Mancroft, and to model our life accordingly. This is seen in the ways we have adapted our building, and in the way we encourage participation in the full range of roles at the church. When it comes to inclusion, we are committed to learning and growing into the future.
Do you think people in the church are generally supportive of trans people and their right to live as their authentic selves (for example by transitioning)?
Although different members of the church might hold differing views, people at St Peter Mancroft are generally supportive of trans people and their right to live as their authentic selves, for example by transitioning.
Where can I find out more?
Please contact one of the ministers at the church to find out more.