Gathering Voices hosts a series of annual conferences.

Before 2017, conferences were organised by the Evangelical Fellowship for Lesbian and Gay Christians (EFLGC).

The 2017 conference was a first collaboration between EFLGC and other organisations including Accepting Evangelicals, Affirm, Sibyls, Stonewall and Two:23 Network.

Our aim is to help churches to become more inclusive – as Oasis Foundation Open Church Charter says:

“any person regardless of sexuality or gender identity will find our local church to be a place of welcome, embrace, inclusion, affirmation and sanctuary.”

Oasis Foundation Open Church Charter

2022 – Embracing diversity – exploring the intersection of faith, LGBTQIA+, and ethnicity.

Our final conference was an online event on November 26 2022

2021 – Working together to create sanctuary

Our 2021 conference was an online live event on October 23 October 2021

2020 – Seeing more queerly

Our 2020 conference was an online live event on October 17th 2020.

2019 – Extending the table

Our 2019 day conference was held in October 2019 at De Montfort University, Leicester.

2018 – From Welcome to Affirmation

Our 2018 day Conference was held in October 2018 at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent.

2017 – Gathering Voices: a collaborative conference of LGBTQAi+ Christian organisations

The first conference under the name “Gathering Voices” was held in Cross Street Chapel, Manchester in October 2017.

2016 – Finding A Voice

The EFLGC Autumn 2016 conference was the inspiration for the Gathering Voices series. It was held in Holland House, Pershore, Worcester in October 2016.

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