Where Love and Sorrow Meet: a service of lament and hope
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967, which partially decriminalised homosexuality between men in England and Wales. To mark this very special milestone, there is to be an ecumencial service of lament and hope at St Martin's in the Fields, Trafalgar Square on Saturday 29 July at 10.30am. We are delighted that we'll be joined by Canon Mark Oakley as our preacher, and the London Gay Men's Chorus.
The Gay Christian Movement, as we then were, was born out of the new freedoms which the Act heralded, and many of our older memebrs will witness to the oppression and struggles of the years leading up to its passing. It's appropriate and important that we - across the generations - mark the occasion and the service is one of a number of events planned to do just that.
The service is free to attend and will be followed by refreshments. We'd like to give as many people as possible an opportunity to be there, so please do spread the word far and wide amongst your netowrks inside and beyond church. Leaflets publicising the service can be downloaded here in either a traditional or image free version, and are also available on request from the OneBody office. You can contact us to request copies by using this form.