Welcome to Christians Walking With Pride
For a number of years, Christian communities and individuals have walked in the Parade at Manchester Pride to show that there are congregations within the Christian church which are fully inclusive and genuinely proud of their LGBT+ members and friends.
Our involvement in Manchester Pride began when a few individual Christians began walking in the parade as participants in other groups. Eventually the idea formed that we needed to make a statement and declare a message of welcome, inclusion and affirmation as Christians across a range of denominations. And so we became a parade entrant in our own right under the banner 'Christians Walking With Pride'.
We take as our starting point the fact the Jesus never turned anyone away and never excluded anyone from his message that God's love is for all people. On that foundation, we publicly declare, by our participation in the Pride Parade, that churches which exclude or discriminate against our LGBT+ sisters and brothers do not do so in our name.