The Metropolitan Congregation

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

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- a support and social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seeking asylum

Metropolitan Congregation are the founding charity, and continue to provide the administrative support, for the First Wednesday group. Over the years, we have received grant funding to resource the work of the group which now functions largely independently of the church.


Meetings previously took place at our church venue in Chorlton but, since November 2013, take place at the LGBT Foundation in the city centre, and we are very grateful to them for their generous support.

The group now has its own website and we invite you to explore their activities and resources at

URC Daily Devotions

The URC provides a daily devotion with a short Bible reading, reflection and a prayer.

Today's Devotion

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