MCC Brighton

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MCC Brighton (previously known as Brightwaves MCC) is one of the Brighton & Hove branches of the Metropolitan Community Church.

MCC Brighton was founded as Brightwaves in May, 2002, by Debbie Gaston. Following Debbie's ordination in December that year it was instituted as a congregation of Metropolitan Community Church.

Its first official venue was in the heart of Brighton's Gay Village but later moved to what was Clermont URC in Cumberland Road, near Preston Park, which was very handy for post-Pride services. Following Clermont it met for sometime at the United Reformed Church in Portslade[1] before moving in 2015 to the Brighthelm URC & Community Centre in central Brighton.[2]

In August of 2018, starting with its post-Pride service on Sunday 5th, MCC Brighton moved its services to Brighthelm Gardens, using 2 large, very visible, purple gazebos. Following the successful launch of its Wednesday Street Church in 2017, MCC Brighton now plans for all of its services to be held outdoors for the foreseeable future.

After Reverend Debbie stepped down as Pastor in 2011, the church was led by Reverend Catherine Dearlove (as Interim Pastor), Sarah-Jane Ramage (Interim Pastoral Leader), and is currently led by Andrew Ramage (Lay Pastor).

Whosoever MCC was an MCC congregation in Brighton during the 80s & 90s, founded & led by Reverend David Miller before his retirement.

External links

Brighton MCC's Inclusivity Cross


  1. Accessed: 2016-02-21. (Archived by WebCite® at
  2. Accessed: 2016-02-21. (Archived by WebCite® at