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PREVIEW: PRIDE VOICES with Rev Jide Macauley

Besi Besemar August 8, 2017

The Village Metropolitan Community Church host Rev. Jide Macauley as part of their PRIDE 2017 celebrations.

Rev. Jide Macauley will take to the pulpit of The Village Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Brighton & Hove as part of their PRIDE VOICES series on, August 13.

Rev. Jide, Pastor at The House of Rainbow will be heading out to Uganda following the service to be the grand marshal in the Pride Uganda parade.

House Of Rainbow Fellowship is an inclusive, welcoming and affirming religious community to all people including sexual minorities and marginalised people. You are invited to their gathering of People of Faith for Prayer and Praise, which focuses on the person’s journey towards reconciliation of sexuality and spirituality. They hold periodic meetings at eleven centres in six countries.

The Village MCC Brighton and Hove is a church that was created by LGBTQ Christians, their families, friends, and allies. It’s an MCC (Metropolitan Community Church) called to support the LGBTQ communities in whatever ways it can.

Brighton has a huge LGBT community, one of the largest in Europe. The Village MCC Brighton and Hove offers a safe space where anyone can feel at home, fully affirmed in their sexuality and gender identity.

Church members are active in the wider community, offering emergency aid and support to the homeless and vulnerably housed. Their minister, Rev. Michael Hydes, offers spiritual direction, pastoral care and they worship together every Sunday evening at 6pm.


Event: PRIDE VOICES – Rev. Jide Macauley

Where: Somerset Day Centre, 62 St James’s Street, Brighton

When: Sunday, August 13

Time: 6-9pm

Cost: Free entry

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Other PRIDE VOICES speakers at the Village MCC in August include:

August 20, PRIDE VOICES – AJ Patterson
AJ describes herself as “Just a girl with a story of life”. Known by many for her work in the LGBT+ communities, and RISE, her story touches both the mind and the heart. AJ loves music and sport, cares about social justice issues, homelessness, domestic abuse and LGBT+ rights. Any chance she gets to promote love and kindness- she’s there.
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August 27, PRIDE VOICES – Rabbi Elli Tikvah

Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah of the Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue describes themseves as a Trouble Making Feminist Lesbian Gender-Queer Rabbi. Elli has quite a story to tell about claiming a place in the world, with pride.  For more information, click here: