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Come as you are

We are part of the Open Table Network (OTN) - a growing and connected partnership of Christian worship communities that 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, where we find God and each other, and have the time and peace to grow together.

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.

In Northallerton, we meet as a worshipping community on the first Thursday each month at 7:30 pm and all are welcome to come as you are, no matter where you are on your faith journey. Check our events page for more details.

Open Table Vision:

  • We know God loves us and has given each of us precious lives, identities and relationships which God calls us to live out with integrity.

  • We’re building communities to witness that everyone belongs to God - just as you do.

  • All the communities in our Network are hoping for and working towards these things.

 

Open Table Mission:

To create safe and sacred spaces:

  • where everyone can encounter the infinite, unconditional, intimate love of God.

  • which warmly welcome and affirm people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA), + our family and friends, and anyone who wants to belong in an accepting, loving worship community.

 

Open Table Values:

  • Safe: Welcoming, supportive, accountable and safeguarded.

  • Sacred: Meeting God and each other on holy ground through heartfelt words and music.

  • Sacramental: Spiritual Communion - a sharing in worship and friendship.

  • Sustaining: All year round, sharing and learning together.

  • Space: Room to be yourself.

Join us

WORSHIP TOGETHER: We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30pm, at All Saints Church, Northalleron, where we share a meal, fellowship, and come together sacramentally sharing bread and wine.

PLAY TOGETHER: Social events:  we will have a regular programme of social events which will be advertised on the events page and Facebook.

LEARN TOGETHER: We will be holding regular workshops and seminars to help us to learn more about what it means to be Christian and LGBTQIA+.  Again these events will be on the events page and Facebook.

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