The Metropolitan Congregation

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

Links to sites related to our ministry

Faith and Religion


  • LGBT Foundation - helpline 0345 3 30 30 30 is open 365 days a year, 10am - 10pm.
  • Stonewall - campaigning and lobbying group seeking lgb equality, tackling homophobia, and ensuring that the rights and needs of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals are addressed in society.
  • LGBT Source Guide - to historical resources on the lgbt communities in Manchester.
  • Rainbow Noir - group for LGBTI people of colour (also Facebook Page).

LGBT - Young People

Asylum and Refugees



  • Greater Manchester Police - outreach to LGBT communities. (Call 101 non-emergency, or 999 emergency only).
  • Staying safe in the gay village - useful guidance from the LGF.
  • LGBT police advice surgery - held weekly at the LGF.
  • Sophie Lancaster Foundation - focuses on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in our communities, and works with politicians and police forces to ensure individuals who are part of subcultures are protected by the law.
  • Broken Rainbow - national LGBT domestic violence helpline (0800 999 5428 - check website for opening hours).
  • Stop Hate UK - provides independent and confidential support to people affected by hate crime.
  • True Vision - online information and reporting facility for hate crime.


  • George House Trust - supporting people living with or affected by HIV in the North West, and ensuring the best quality of life for all people living with HIV.
  • LGBT Foundation: Get Support - offering a wide range of health services, support and advice sessions on sexual health, mental health, counselling, alcohol/drug dependency, HIV, cancer, etc.
  • Talk to Frank - Friendly confidential drugs advice and support.

Links to churches in the Chorlton area

Metropolitan Church (a Mission Project of the United Reformed Church) St Werburgh's Parish Church (Anglican)
Wilbraham St Ninian's United Reformed Church St Clement's Parish Church (also responsible for mission church of St Barnabas) (Anglican)
Chorlton Central Church (Baptist & United Reformed) Our Lady and St John (Roman Catholic)
Chorlton Methodist Church (also responsible for Manley Park Methodist Church) The English Martyrs (Roman Catholic)
Chorlton Unitarian Church Chorlton Evangelical Church
Church of Pentecost - UK

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