Utrecht and Uppsala together in Europe

Utrecht and Uppsala together in EuropeOn Saturday afternoon, 20th January 2018, the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht and the Church of Sweden will celebrate their new church communion, the fruit of ten years of intensive dialogue. The day’s programme is in two parts: a presentation of the historic agreement and a liturgical celebration of church unity. Now, five ... read more >>

"Lift your head from the water!"

This year the "Conference of Secretaries of Christian World Communions", to give the official English title, met from 6th to 10th ... read more >>

International Old Catholic Congress 2018

The next International Old Catholic Congress will take place from 20th to 23rd September 2018 in the Austrian capital, Vienna; ... read more >>



Welcome to the website of the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht. This union is a family of nationally organised Catholic Churches that hold fast to the beliefs and practices of the early undivided Church, without rigidly adhering to the past. They aim to retain what is good while being open to the renewal of church and spiritual life. The member Churches have an episcopal-synodical structure. At the international level, their bishops work together in the International Old Catholic Bishops’ Conference (IBC). In agreement with the member Churches, this body is concerned with all aspects of church life and teaching and for ecumenical relations, without interfering in the jurisdiction of the Churches themselves.

On this website you will find documents, background information and reports from the IBC and the member Churches.

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