You are welcome here
In 1976, the Episcopal Church passed a resolution affirming that gay people are 'children of God who have a full and equal claim with all other persons upon the love, acceptance, and pastoral concern and care of the Church.' The Episcopal Church has since embraced marriage equality, and it ordains priests and bishops irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.
St. Mary's is an open and welcoming congregation. There is a significant LGBTQ population at St. Mary’s. A group of us get together regularly for fun events like brunch and movie night. Please know that you and your family will be warmly welcomed and respected here. Marriage is open to all people.
Please send a message with your email address below if you are interested in learning more about LGBTQ outreach, social events, or weddings at St. Mary's.
Brunch with the Vicar
Sundays at about 1:00pm
Following Sunday morning Mass, we get together to break bread, build our fellowship, and have way too much fun.
Sometimes we go out to a restaurant, sometimes brunch is hosted at one of our homes, and sometimes we just hang out in the parish house. You are always invited!
Rainbows Festival 2020
October or November TBA
Heritage Square Plaza, Phoenix AZ
Thanks to our fabulous volunteers, 2020 will mark St. Mary's 8th consecutive annual Rainbows Festival!
Rainbows Festival is an LGBTQ cultural fair at Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix. St. Mary's hosts a booth every year to connect with our community, share the love of God, and support our neighbors.