Washington National Cathedral To Host World’s Largest Gay Church Group

January 19, 2011

Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 27, 2005

The Reverend Nancy L. Wilson will be installed as Presiding Bishop of Metropolitan Community Churches, the world’s largest predominantly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Christian denomination. Wilson succeeds veteran human rights activist, the Reverend Dr. Troy D. Perry. More than 225,000 persons annually attend MCC programs and services at more than 250 local congregations in 23 countries.


Washington National Cathedral, at Woodley and Wisconsin Avenues, Washington, DC.


Saturday, October 29, 2005, 2-4 PM

Press Information:

The event is open to the public.

The media entrance will be the South Transept. This entrance is located on South Road opposite the Pilgrim Steps (just below the Pilgrim Steps is a statue of George Washington on horseback). A press area has been designated in the south balcony. No cameras will be allowed on the nave floor. Due to limited parking, media vehicles (television trucks) are prohibited on the Cathedral grounds.

Please understand that the cathedral is foremost a house of prayer. Maintaining a reverent and private atmosphere for prayer and spiritual contemplation while allowing media coverage of programs at Washington National Cathedral can be challenging. Our goal is to do everything possible to ensure the best media coverage while maintaining the mission of the cathedral.

Media Note: Washington National Cathedral is a unique institution. It is not a parish nor does it have a congregation. It is also where the nation has come to mourn tragedies, the loss of national leaders and also to celebrate great national moments.

Media Interviews:

Rev. Nancy Wilson will be available for a limited number of in-person interview in Washington, DC during Thursday-Monday, October 27-31, 2005, as well as phone interviews. To arrange press and media interviews, please call Jim Birkitt in the MCC Communications Department at (310) 625-4177, or send interview requests by e-mail to info@MCCchurch.org.

For Additional Information, Contact:

Jim Birkitt, MCC Director of Communications

8704 Santa Monica Boulevard, 2nd Floor

West Hollywood, CA 90069

Tel. (310) 652-0692, x226

E-Mail: info@MCCchurch.org

Website: www.MCCchurch.org

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