gender & identity

Our church is committed to ‘Justice, Dignity and Solidarity’.

We believe that all people are uniquely made in the image of God, and we aim to live this out in the Church and in our communities.

This means we aim:

  1. To celebrate the rich diversity of people within our Church and community
  2. To eradicate all discrimination, to treat all people justly and with dignity across the Church
  3. To support a profound change in the culture, practices and attitudes of the wider Church so that all are able to be full participants in the Church’s life.

We invite all to be part of this work of God, as we develop our mission and ministry together.

Same sex marriage– St Andrews is registered for Same Sex Marriage and would welcome any couple wanting to find out more about getting married in our building.

Justice Dignity and Solidarity in the Methodist Church – More information about how the Methodist Church is seeking to be more inclusive can be found at can be found here.

In our discussions we have found the following document helpful.

LGBTQ+ glossary

Definitions for church discussion group

Young, trans, non-binary and Methodist

IC Statement