Welcome to all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning People! You will find warm hospitality and full inclusion here at St. Mary’s.
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As in most mainline denominations, the Episcopal Church has been discussing sexuality for over 40 years. Over the course of that time we have moved to express more clearly our full inclusion of all of God’s people. The last decade and a half have seen us consecrate two openly partnered bishops – the Rt Rev. Gene Robinson, and the Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool.
The entire Episcopal Church (which is the U.S. church plus 14 other countries) is not of one mind about full inclusion, so depending on where you are you will find different Episcopal communities with differing positions on marriage equality and the ordination of GLBT people. That’s part of what it means to be Anglican – we don’t have to agree on everything and yet we can come together to worship and to receive the Body and Blood of Christ.
The Episcopal Church in Minnesota has long been a place of welcome for LGBT people, and that remains clear under the leadership of our bishop, the Rt Rev. Brian N. Prior.
It is also true under the leadership of our Presiding Bishop and Primate (and stealer of the show at the royal wedding) the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry.
St. Mary’s has stood behind full inclusion for many decades now, and continues to be, under the leadership of our clergy, the Rev. LeeAnne Watkins (rector – priest) and the Rev. Rex McKee (deacon).
We believe all people are welcome at God’s table.
Here’s a little video of hope we did a few years back, when the It Gets Better video thing was a thing.
Back when we were working hard on Marriage Equality, here’s a little speech our priest gave at the Capital.