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The Sibyls is a UK-based confidential Christian spirituality group for transgender people, their partners and supporters. It seeks to fulfil the two great commandments of Jesus: To love God and love one another. It aims to:

 

 

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New Book from The Sibyls

   

 Transfaith

 

A new book by Chris Dowd and Tina Beardsley "Transfaith: a transgender pastoral resource",  published by Darton Longman and Todd

This is Volume 2..... and it is available now.

 

For more information and to order

 

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 Little did Christina Beardsley think when she joined Michelle O’Brien in co-editing the first Sibyls book, This is my body: hearing the theology of transgender Christians’, that it would be Volume 1 of a trilogy. But this is what’s happened! Volume 2 has now been released. Volume 3, will be a very practical, ‘how to do it’ book for churches about making Christian communities safe and welcoming for trans people and their loved ones. It will be published by Jessica Kingsley.

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COUNSELLING

   

The Sibyls is a Christan spurituality support group for all transgender people. We offer spiritual and social nourishment, friendship, help, company and advice, but we do not offer professional counselling

  

If you want or need professional counselling we would suggest the following:

 

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Pink Therapy

 

Martin Kelly Counselling

 

Psychology Today Directory

 

 

 

Diary Dates

 

  Faith, Science and Sexuality Conference on December 8th 2018 at St John’s Church, Waterloo

 

The conference will be hosted by David Ison, Dean of St Paul’s, and features a strong line up of academics and leading LGBTI voices.  It’s aim is to help equip people with “the most up to date facts” on sexuality and gender issues, and try to dispel a lot of the “fake news” that has surrounded this area.  We hope it will be of interest to all, especially those who are keen to share how much the scientific and medical professions now know about what it is to be human, and that we are not just “binary beings”.   Whilst tickets cost £20, we don’t want the entry price to be a barrier to anyone and encourage people to get in touch directly with us if they require a cheaper rate.  For details click on the button below

   

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GOVENMENT PUBLISHED NEW LGBTI ACTION PLAN IN JULY 2018

 

The Government released its new LGBTI Action Plan in July 2018. It is intending to ban all "Gay Cure" and "Reparative Therapy" approaches

 

Action Plan

 

 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

 

The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the major professional medical Institutions in the UK regarding all "Gay Cure" and "Reparative Therapy" approaches is available here

 

Memorandum

 

NEW LOGO FOR THE SIBYLS

 

Sibyls Logo

 

Many thanks to Robyn Golden-Hahn for creating it. This logo will be appearing on  all new documents and the website

 

 

Sibyls London Evening Meetings

 

SERVICE AND SIBYLS CHRISTMAS DINNER

 

13 December 2018

 

Meet at 6:00 p.m. on the Second Thursday of every second month for a Service at St Anne’s Church, followed by a meal together.

 

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After the service we will be going for Christmas Dinner to Bistro 1 at 27 Frith Street Soho www.bistro1.co.uk. The Christmas menu is available on https://www.bistro1.co.uk/xmas-nye-2018. The stated price for the full dinner is &21.90, but the restaurant has told us it will give us a special deal.  

 

Please inform us NOW on sibylslink@gmail.com that you will be coming, so that the appropriate booking can be made

 

THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT FOR ALL TRANS PEOPLE,
FRIENDS, SPOUSES AND SUPPORTERS. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A SIBYLS MEMBER TO COME

  

 

St Annes

 

 

2019 London Evening Meetings 7 February, 11 April, 13 June, 6 August, 10 October, 12 December 2019

 

All Meetings start at 18:00

 

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A CONSTITUTION FOR THE SIBYLS

 

The Sibyls has been run as an informal organisation consisting of a group of members, without any structure in place. In recent years, that informality has led to increasing difficulties, as legislation, financial requirements, legal protection, insurance requirements and safeguarding issues increase.

 

As an organisation which needs to protect the confidentiality of its members, provisions for dealing with breaches in confidentiality also need to be put in place.

 

The turnover of the Sibyls is too small for it to be appropriate to formally register as a charity: however having a constitution which clearly defines its objectives in the required way, should enable it to apply to the Inland Revenue so that donations to the Sibyls which are eligible for gift aid may be made.

 

The constitution which has now been written and legally checked (by a QC) can be downloaded by clicking on the link below

    

Constitution

   

This is not a step which has been taken lightly by the Sibyls and it has been resisted for some time. However it is now necessary.

 

The constitution has been written in a way that seeks to make its regulation as light as possible.

 

We will be asking for the constitution to be approved by Sibyls Members. Details of how that will happen, will be made available in due course

 

 

About Us

 

The Sibyls is a UK-based confidential Christian spirituality group for transgender people, their partners and their supporters. We also welcome intersex people.The Sibyls offers companionship along the journey, and information/advocacy to churches.

 

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All who support us are welcome. The Sibyls is an inclusive Christian group. We just ask that you abide by the ethos and purpose of the group and are on the same spiritual journey. No subscription is asked for. No conformity with specific faiths, creeds or doctrines is required.

 

If you need help, or to ask to join, please email us in total confidence at enquiries@sibyls.co.uk

 

 

Sibyls members if they choose can use an email group and a secret facebook group to communicate with each other. For more details

 

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PROTECTING DATA AND CONTACTING YOU

 

Contact Consent

 

Privacy Statement

 

Click on the boxes if you would like us to be able to contact you, and to find out how we use your data

 

NB If you are already a Sibyls member but have not yet completed a consent form you MUST also complete the above

 

TranschristianUK

 

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An independent Open Forum and Public Facebook Group which is sponsored by the Sibyls to discuss  transgender and intersex matters in the context of Religious Faith

The group is open to everyone who supports its aims, you do not need to be a Sibyls member or have any other involvement to join 

  

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  Latest Sibyls Newsletter  

  

  Medical Misdiagnosis of Transgender Children  

 

 "Condemning Sexual Abuse and Welcoming Gender and Sexually Variant People into the Christian Church” 

   

  "A House Built on Sand?  Gender and Sexual Variant Identities and Behaviour in Christianity and the Christian Church"  

     

 Science and Theology in Gender and Sexual Variation and its Impact on the Christian Church 

    

 No Pope Francis, Gender Identity is Not a Choice 

       

 Sibyls Gender, Sexuality and Spirituality Workshop 

              

  Transgender Perspectives on Marriage  

 

 The Transsexual Person is my Neighbour 

 

  Church Of England Discussions on LGBTI Issues 

 

     Gender Identity Research and Education Society 

    

   LGBTI Anglican Coalition  

 

  Information for General Practitioners on Transgender Issues  

 

   Trans Health Factsheets