Durham Cathedral will join Gay Pride parade to “demonstrate our values”

Apr 24, 2019 by

by Jules Gomes, Rebel Priest:

One of England’s oldest and most prestigious cathedrals is to participate in the county’s Gay Pride parade after the cathedral’s governing body gave permission for a cathedral LGBT+ banner to be carried during the parade.

The Norman Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, built in the 11th century, is inviting its members to “participate in the march from Palace Green to the Market Square under a Durham Cathedral Pride banner,” no matter “whether you identify as LGBT+ or are an ally.”

On the Wednesday of Holy Week, Chapter Clerk and Chief Operating Officer, Amanda Anderson, issued the invitation on behalf of the Cathedral’s Dean and Chapter for the parade to be held during the Easter Season on Sunday 26 May.

“This is also a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our values of respect and welcome, and show that we are a place that everyone can come to in order to engage with faith, heritage and community,” Ms Anderson wrote in her email.

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