Church House, Manchester

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The entrance to Church House, Deansgate
Church House, at 90 Deansgate in the centre of Manchester, is the administrative centre for the Church of England's Diocese of Manchester.[1]

LGBT history

On 7 October 1964, Church House was the venue for the first ever public meeting of the North Western Homosexual Law Reform Committee, which eventually became CHE, the Campaign for Homosexual Equality.[2] The meeting was facilitated by the then Bishop of Middleton, Ted Wickham.

On 7 October 2014, a plaque was unveiled at Church House to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original meeting.


  1. Official website.
  2. Amiable Warriors, Volume One, pages 120–121.