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Inclusive Church is a group of Christians uniting together around our statement of belief:

"We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."

Race, class and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's sermon

  I will begin by saying that I am not a royalist. This is not the official position of Inclusive Church- in fact, I believe many of the trustees are supportive of the monarchy. I am a Quaker and one of our testimonies is to equality, which I interpret as meaning that no-one should be considered above anyone else by virtue of their birth. As a result, I have a strong personal dislike of monarchy as a system. I do not have anything against any of the royals indi Read More »

Statement re. the Windrush Scandal

This statement has been written by Professor Anthony Reddie and is endorsed by the Inclusive Church board of trustees. While there has been a Black presence in Britain since the time of the Romans, the bulk of the multicultural Black presence in Britain can be traced to a phenomenon called the Windrush. This term emanates from a pivotal event on the 22nd June 1948, when 4 Read More »

IC's trip to Sweden: Being the church means being inclusive (and it's about more than being 'nice'!)

  A TEDxExeter talk got me thinking. A young deaf woman came on the stage and started signing her talk. This went on for long enough for us all to begin to feel uncomfortable. She then signed for her interpreter to come on stage. She apologised for forgetting that most of us didn’t sign and she wanted us to feel included. It was a nice moment and a proper lesson. A week later I went on a wonderful trip to Sweden and the Diocese of Stockholm with Inclusive Church Read More »