We are the Open Table Network (OTN) – a growing partnership of communities across England & Wales which welcome and affirm people who are:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, & Asexual (LGBTQIA)
+ our families, friends & anyone who wants to belong in an accepting, loving community.
We reach out in welcome to LGBTQIA+ people who need us and who are looking for us. We know that organised religion so often turns away from us. Faith groups can often be cold or hostile towards us, and this can leave us truly isolated; just at the very times when we need affirmation of love, worth and belonging.
OTN is run by, and for, LGBTQIA+ people, their friends and families. We welcome people of any faith, colour or background. We welcome people of every gender identity and sexual orientation. We meet, in person and online, hosted by inclusive churches. We find God and each other in our gatherings, and that gives us time and peace to grow together.
Our name, ‘Open Table’ is your open invitation to come in, just as you are, and be with us, in a safe, affirming community.
We are on a journey, and we really hope you join us. There aren’t (yet) enough communities to welcome people across the whole of the UK. But we’re growing steadily. Maybe you can help us grow?