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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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Another New Book for the Sibyls and their supporters.


Trans Affirming Churches: How to Celebrate Gender-Variant People and Their Loved Ones

19 Mar. 2020
by Tina Beardsley & Chris Dowd

    

Book

    

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We are all aware that there remains a lack of knowledge and understanding about trans people in the church, and how we, as trans people who are religious, can experience bias in our faith communities. With the help of their many years of experience working with trans people negotiating their relationships with religious institutions, the authors (one of whom is trans) have created this accessible, valuable guide that will educate and improve churches' relationship with trans people. Combining first-hand interviews, Chris and Tina’s own experiences and scripture analysis, this thought-provoking guide uses this combination of ancient and contemporary stories to outline a theology that welcomes and includes all people whatever their gender identity or sexual orientation. Written from this inclusive Christian perspective, the book answers questions about trans people that are specific to church communities. The book is available from all good booksellers. Please buy the book, share with others and encourage others to buy the book.
Paperback: 176 pages: Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (19 Mar. 2020)
ISBN-10: 1785925326 ISBN-13: 978-1785925320

This is the third book in a series.  Click on the button below for information on all three books

 

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A Road Map to Inclusion – Supporting Trans People of Faith

 

The Gender Identity Research and Education Society  has developed this important guide on supporting trans and gender diverse people of faith. It is intended to serve as a companion to the charity’s previous successful booklet: ‘Inclusivity – Supporting BAME Trans People.’  The guide can be downloaded by clicking the button

 

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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

 

   Due to the Covid Crisis all regular events are now being held online. Go to the Online page for details

 

Online Resources

 

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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE SIBYLS WAS FORMALLY ADOPTED ON THE 29th SEPTEMBER 2019 AT THE SIBYLS TOGETHER MEETING HELD AT THE PURLEY CHASE WEEKEND, AS HAD BEEN NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GROUP

     

Constitution

 

 

The Sibyls had previously 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.

 

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

 

 

Sibyls London Evening Meeting and Christmas Celebration

 

NEXT MEETING

 

10 December 2020 at 7:00 pm.

 

THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD ONLINE

 

 Click on the box below for details of the online events and activities

  

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 In normal circumstances we 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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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

 

You can just turn up on the night but it would be a great help if you could inform us now on sibylslink@gmail.com that you will be coming, so that the appropriate booking can be made

 

2020 London Evening Meetings 13 February, 2 April, 11 June, 13 August, 8 October, 10 December 2020

 

All Meetings start at 18:00

 

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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

 

GOVENMENT LGBTI ACTION PLAN PUBLISHED IN JULY 2018

 

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

 

Action Plan

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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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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Please note that any views expressed on the forum are not necessarily those of the Sibyls or of any Sibyls member

 

  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