Roy Clements was born in 1946 and grew up in the East End of London. After gaining a 1st in Chemistry at Nottingham University, he completed a PhD in Chemical Physics at Imperial College London. Sensing a call to Christian ministry, he then worked for the University and Colleges Christian Fellowship (1971-74) before serving as assistant pastor of Nairobi Baptist Church in Kenya (1974-79). On returning to the UK, he became pastor of Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge, where he developed a highly successful ministry to students. Over a period of some twenty years, he gained an international reputation as an expository preacher and served on the boards of several leading evangelical institutions and conferences. In 1999, his homosexual orientation was reported in the press, a revelation that led to the end of his Christian ministry and the breakdown of his marriage. From 2000 until his retirement in 2016, he worked as a tutor in the Centre for Academic English at Imperial College London. He now lives with Chris, his civil partner, in Harrow-on-the-Hill and Brighton.
The Christian Closet
Offers a fully LGBTQ teams of counsellors and coaches providing 100% virtual mental and spiritual health services.
Kairos is a group of Jesus-centred LGBTQI people and straight allies. We meet in the presence of God to provide a place of safety, mutual support and celebration so that we can be strengthened to live joyfully and confidently for God, as the people we were made to be. (Based in Woking, Surrey)
Two:23 is a network of Christians, connected by LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues, who have discovered that God loves us just as we are. This realisation frees us to unashamedly include and encourage all to discover the love of God for themselves, pursue the call of Christ and live in a way that cherishes others just as God cherishes us.
The Gathering Space
The Gathering Space is a supportive and friendly Facebook-based community for LGBTQ Christians living in the UK and Ireland. It is run by a team including Rachel, Lisa-Jayne, David and Alex, who are also on the Two:23 Team.
It’s a great place to get to know other LGBTQ Christians, to give and offer support, and to find out about LGBTQ-related Christian meetings in your area.
It is categorised as a “secret” group on Facebook, so none of your other friends on Facebook will be able to see that you are a member, if that would be a concern for you.
Since Covid19 kicked in, we have also started hosting Zoom small groups several nights a week, which are a wonderful opportunity to get to know other LGBTQ Christians at this difficult time.
To find out more or to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.