The Metropolitan Church

- serving and celebrating the lgbt communities of Manchester and the North West

Faces of our church

A house of prayer...


...for all people.


Welcome to the Metropolitan Church

- working in partnership with the United Reformed Church

Wilbraham St Ninian's United Reformed Church, ChorltonWe are a Christ-centred congregation which celebrates, affirms, and reaches beyond the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (lgbt) communities of Manchester and North West England.

All are welcome.

Our main service is on Sunday afternoons at 4.30pm. It is celebrative and aims to appeal to folk from a range of different church backgrounds as well as to those for whom spirituality is new.

We offer a place to explore Christian spirituality and help people live the Christian faith in ways which make sense in our contemporary society.

We are a friendly church and after worship - which usually lasts just one hour - everyone is invited to stay for refreshments and a chat.

We are the only church in Manchester to be fully lgbt-led and which doesn't just accept but actively celebrates the gifts, talents and spirituality of lgbt people. There is full inclusion in every aspect of leadership and ministry.

For many years we were part of the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) - an American-based lgbt denomination, but we are now independent and are recognised as a Mission Project of the United Reformed Church in the UK, with a view to possible adoption as a URC congregation in the longer term.

Wilbraham St Ninian's United Reformed Church, ChorltonWe meet in Wilbraham Saint Ninian's United Reformed Church in Chorlton, about 4 miles south of the city centre, and we offer a warm welcome to all our services and events.

The Pastor of our church is Andy Braunston. You can contact him via the Contact Us tab above.

We invite you to explore this web site to learn more about us, who we are, and what we believe.

For specific information on where we are, including public transport options, satnav guidance, parking, and a map of the area, please go to About Us > Find Us.

Pour lire cette page en français, cliquez ici.


  • Manchester Pride - The Parade - Christians Walking with Pride - Sat 29th August

    Details here.

  • Baptisms - Mohammad Askari and Arnold Keungmeue Nzetem - Sun 6th September 2015

    Details here.

  • Andy Braunston's final Sunday as our Pastor - Sun 13th September

    Details here.

  • Becoming Members of Wilbraham St Ninian's URC - Sun 18th October

    Details here.

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