Congleton Pride was founded in the autumn of 2018 by a group of volunteers and ran our first Pride event in summer 2019. Our group has grown rapidly and has broad support from the community in Congleton. We think we embody Congleton’s slogan – the ‘Little Town with the Big Heart’.
Our Vision is that
- Congleton is an LGBTQIA+ inclusive and welcoming town with an informed and accepting public.
Our Mission is to
- Make LGBTQIA+ people feel welcome and safe to be open and celebrate who they are in Congleton.
In addition to an annual Pride event, we run events throughout the year including informal socials such as a weekly ‘Caffeine Connections’ at Bluey’s in the Town Hall, and fundraisers for our main event.
We collaborate with lots of local organisations such as the Town Council, Congleton Museum, the local Police and local churches, and work hard to support the LGBTQIA+ community in Congleton. We will continue to support and celebrate our community and the individuality and uniqueness of the people within it.
How long have we been doing all this? Learn about our history…
Who are we? Meet the team…
Everyone at Congleton Pride works for us on a voluntary basis. We’d love more people to be part of it – making our events and our community bigger and better! Would you like to help? Please get in touch!
“We don’t seek to convert. We simply seek a right to exist in peace, to play our part in the community of the town, to educate people about the rainbow community, as quite simply, knowledge breaks down fears and barriers. The LGBTQIA+ community simply wants to go beyond legislation, tolerance and acceptance, and be celebrated for who we are. We are open to all as an organisation and a Pride Event, as we seek to support the community of Congleton in the broadest sense. Simply we are lessened as a community, if we are not all engaged in moving us forward.” – Malcolm Pope, Congleton Pride Sponsorship Team Leader