Diversity and Inclusion

St Hugh’s is a joyful congregation from many backgrounds and communities. Some have been here their entire lives, and others have come more recently. We hold together many cultures, nationalities and stories, and seek to joyfully receive each other’s gifts. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we hope you will find a home here.

We seek to be an inclusive church, which celebrates and affirms every person, and does not discriminate against people on grounds of:

  • disability
  • economic power
  • ethnicity
  • gender
  • learning disability
  • mental health
  • neurodiversity or
  • sexuality

If there is anything that would make you more comfortable or able to participate in worship, please do let the churchwardens or priest know, so we can see what we can do.

Feel Free to Get Comfortable

If you need to get up, move around and make a noise, please feel free to do so. There are always soft toys and a carpeted area to get comfy in church. We all praise the Lord in our own way, and some with a louder voice than others!

Southwark Anti-Racism Charter

Being anti-racist is not the same as simply not being racist. It is not enough as a Diocese not to be racist; instead we must actively counter, disrupt and oppose racial injustice. This isn’t an easy task; it takes introspection as well as continued intentional action and is not a static description of ourselves.

The Southwark Anti-Racism Chater was unanimously approved by Diocesan Synod on 13 March 2021.