West Parish Church voted on its statement of welcome, and became an Open and Affirming congregation, in 2003. Since that time, we have continued to learn and grow in our welcome for all people. Folks who are LGBTQ+ have proudly served as our ministers, staff, elected leaders and worship participants. We celebrate weddings for all couples, and offer the sacrament of baptism for everyone, from infants through adults. Everyone, and every family, is welcome at West Parish!
In 2023, the West Parish congregation voted to call the Rev. Renee Manning as our Minister in the Community. Renee’s work focuses on education and outreach around LGBTQ welcome and justice. Renee preaches at churches around New England, offers presentations on LGBTQ issues, and is available to share her own story. Contact Renee to discuss her availability for coming to your church or organization!