Volunteers in the multi-faith tent were there to be a friendly and visible face, helping to ensure that everyone knows they have a welcome in our churches.
Bishop Robert said, “I was delighted to be able to come along and spend some time at Pride. It is an essential part of the Gospel message that Jesus shows God’s love for everyone and that there is a place in God’s Church for us all”.
This year’s Pride event commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the birth of LGBTQ+ liberation.
Gloucester Pride paid tribute to the people who stood up for the rights of people to be accepted for who they are.
At 9.15am there were Prayers for Pride at St Mary de Crypt Church, Southgate Street, GL1 1TP. It was a relaxed and contemplative time of prayer celebrating diversity and God’s love for all. Following the prayers, the congregation joined the Pride March.