We are the Open Table Network (OTN) – a growing and connected partnership of Christian worship communities which welcome and affirm people who are: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer / Questioning, Intersex & Asexual (LGBTQIA)+ our families, friends & allies.
The network has been created by, and for, LGBTQIA+ people. We meet (online at the moment, but usually in person) in inclusive churches. Churches don’t always feel ‘safe’ or welcoming to LGBTQIA+ people. But our name, ‘Open Table’ is an open invitation to come in, just as you are, and be with us, in a safe, affirming community.
We’re early on in our journey – There aren’t (yet) enough communities to welcome people across the UK. We currently have 17 communities across England & Wales, with more to come. Visit https://opentablelgbt.squarespace.com/our-communities for details.
We applied to the Charity Commission to register as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in May 2020 and are awaiting their decision on our registration.