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Here are some churches attended by YLGC members.

London
All Saints, East Sheen A liberal catholic parish in south-west London, with a strong choral tradition and an inclusive ethos.
church.co.uk church.co.uk meets at Christ Church & Upton Chapel, Kennington Road (opposite Lambeth North tube). It is a lively evangelical but very much inclusive church with an evening congregation called 'Headspace' (alternative worship/discussion based).

St Botolph's, Aldgate

A liberal Anglican parish in the heart of the City of London

St James, Piccadilly In the heart of the West End, the church describe themselves as "an inclusive Christian church, community and network seeking to know God, follow Christ and change the world".
St James the Great, West Hampstead An Anglican church with a traditional Anglo-Catholic style of worship. Beautiful liturgy, a quiet and peaceful atmosphere and daily celebration of the mass. Theologically open and strongly affirming of the priestly ministry of women. A small but diverse and friendly congregation actively seeking growth and exploring new ways of engaging with the community.
St Mary's, Stoke Newington St Mary's, Stoke Newington is a liberal high anglican church located on Stoke Newington Church Street, N16. It follows the traditional language version of common worship for its principle services.

St Matthew's Westminster, including Moot

Moot is a developing community of spiritual travellers who are seeking to find a means of living a life that is honest to God and honest to now. Moot seeks to make connections and find inspirations in the meeting of faith, life and culture.

St Michael's, Camden Town

An Anglican church in the contemporary catholic style with a large congregation of diverse cultures and ages. Everyone is welcome and valued including lesbian and gay people.

St Michael and All Angels, Barnes

Liberal Anglo-Catholic worship with a diverse and lively congregation set in a beautiful suburb of south-west London

West London Mission Circuit

The church at Hinde St is a centre for radical methodism, with a strong focus on social work and mission in Central London, and worship based around the Eucharist.

Outside London

Taughmonagh Community Presbyterian & Methodist church, Belfast

Located in south Belfast, with a supportive congregation and a focus on the local community.

St Martin-in-the-Bullring, Birmingham

Situated at the heart of the city, St Martin's sees the whole of Birmingham as its parish, and the congregation reflects this through its diversity. The worship styles available at St Martin's vary from the more contemporary 11am 'Crossing' service to the liturgically structured 9.30am and 6pm services on a Sunday. There are also services of healing (Tuesday lunchtime) and a shopper's service (Saturday morning) to reflect the different needs of other groups. You can visit St Martin's in the week and make use of its other facilities including the Centre for Health and Healing and the Arts Cafe. St Martin's also has an under 30s group.

Metroplitan Community Church (MCC)

The MCC affirms the lives and ministries of LGBT people. All are welcoming, and members of YLGC atend the Journey MCC Birmingham church

Christ Church Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds

 

St Margaret's Parish Church, Roath, Cardiff

A middle-of-the-road Anglican Church which is a place where the question of sexuality isn't a question that concerns people. All are welcome to the Sung Eucharist at 9.30am on Sunday and Evensong at 6.30. The liturgy is 1982 but hoping to move soon into the 21st century!

Edgbaston Friends Meeting (Religious Society of Friends)

Although all Quaker meetings are nominally gay-friendly, this one has a particular reputation for its openness to LGBT people.

St Columba's-by-the-Castle, Edinburgh

Scottish Episcopal

Westgate Unitarian Chapel, Wakefield and Mill
Hill Unitarian Chapel, Leeds

The unitarian tradition has a fully inclusive stance with regards to LGBT people.

St Peter's House, Manchester

An ecumenical church (Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Church) which also serves as the chaplaincy to the universities in Manchester, and is very inclusive and welcoming.

St Mary's, Slough

A town centre church serving a diverse and vibrant, if not particularly well-off, area of Slough. Worship is traditional/Anglo-Catholic and Eucharist-based. Key interest is campaigning on social justice issues, e.g. Palestine, Fair Trade, etc. The congregation comes from all walks of life - only problem is lack of 18-35s but we're working on it!
City United Reformed Church, Cardiff