What happens at Two:23?
Two:23 host five meetings a year. They all take place on a Saturday afternoon. Pre-Covid, typically around 150-200 of us would meet to worship together, to be inspired by a wonderful speaker, and to catch up with others. Meetings would take place at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church.
Meetings would start at 2.23pm, but people were welcome to arrive for coffee any time from 2pm. The meeting usually finished around 4pm, followed by some more time to chat over another cup of tea or coffee. From 5pm many of us would take the opportunity to continue conversations elsewhere over some food, and all are welcome there too.
We look forward to be able to meet safely at Bloomsbury again when the time comes.
What is Two:23 like during Covid?
Meetings happen in two parts. The first part, with a speaker, prayers and worship, starts at 2.30pm on YouTube and the Two:23 website. Click here to view previous Two:23 meetings.
The second part is a structured Zoom chat, where we break off into smaller groups and have time to get to know each other. You can get access to the Zoom code by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Who comes to Two:23?
Everyone is welcome, whether or not you’re LGBT yourself - we also love to welcome friends and family members, and anyone else who fancies joining us. If you're coming for the first time, we hope you'll feel especially welcome. People tend to be very friendly and approachable at Two:23, but if you’d like to make contact with someone first, do please contact us at – we’d love to hear from you!
Where does Two:23 take place?
Due to Covid19 restrictions, we are currently meeting via YouTube and Zoom.
However, normally, our Saturday afternoon meetings take place in the main sanctuary at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in central London.
The address is 235 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WD2H 8EP, and it’s a short walk from Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden or Holborn tube stations, just off New Oxford Street.
Search for 'Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church' on Transport for London to plan your route.
When is the next meeting?
Check out our homepage for details of meetings coming up.
However you identify, and wherever you stand on issues of faith, gender and sexuality, we hope you'll feel really welcome at any of our events. Do drop us a line if you'd like to know more by clicking here.
Is Two:23 accessible?
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church is fully wheelchair accessible, with the sanctuary, foyer and accessible toilets all on one level, and spaces among the pews for wheelchairs. There is access to the rest of the building using the lift, although Two:23 usually only takes place on the ground floor. Tottenham Court Road tube now also provides step-free access to the Northern and Central lines.
Additionally, we intend to continue live-streaming our meetings once we are able to meet together again at Bloomsbury.