A church in the centre of Worcester is now part of the Inclusive Church Network.

Worcester Baptist Church on Sansome Walk agreed to an Inclusion Statement last July and became officially included in the summer following a period of discussion.

The Inclusion Statement read: "At Worcester Baptist Church all people are welcome, and all means all.

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"Everyone is welcome to attend services, events, and to serve according to their giftings."

The church's inclusivity extends to age, disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender identity, gender, mental health, neurodiversity, learning disability and sexuality.

Pastor Darren Smith, the church minister, said: “Hopefully all people, whoever they are, will recognise the church as being a ‘safe space’ to come and worship and be part of the church community. "