In The South

Pride Teaparty at St Luke’s Prestonville

Besi Besemar July 30, 2016

Need an escape from all the hustle and bustle? Pints in the park not really your thing?


St. Luke’s Church, Prestonville will host a Pride Teaparty on Saturday, August 6 from 5pm-8pm to coincide with the UK’s biggest Pride festival.

Everyone is welcome to go along for copious amounts of tea, cake and a chance to share stories in a safe space.

Organisers will also be launching the Brighton HUB of Diverse Church a community for LGBT Christians.

St. Luke’s is close to the main festival site in Preston Park and members of the church will be taking part in the parade in the morning and attending a celebration service at St. John’s church Knoyle road at 2pm.

The tea party is designed as an alternative to the party atmosphere of the event in the park and will offer a space for conversation and sharing of experiences around faith and sexuality.

Revd. Martin Poole
Revd. Martin Poole

Revd. Martin Poole, said: “Here at St. Luke’s we want everyone to know that God loves and affirms them and there is a welcome here that reflects that. We acknowledge that there is a complicated relationship between sexuality and the church which has often been difficult and we want to give people an opportunity to talk about this in an open and non-judgemental environment. A tea party felt like just the right sort of atmosphere to have these kinds of conversations and will provide a place for those who might not be attracted to the exuberance of the festival in the park.”


St. Luke’s is a family friendly Church of England church with their main service every Sunday at 10.30am.

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PRIDE TEA PARTYYou will find St. Luke’s Prestonville, at 64 Old Shoreham Road, Brighton, BN1 5DD.


They are located a short walk up the hill from Preston Park and the Train Station.

The 7, 14 and 27 buses all stop nearby. Alight at ‘Seven Dials’ or ‘BHASVIC’.