BUILDING BRIDGESAddress of welcome from the Bishops of the Union of Utrecht on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of its founding.


Dear sisters and brothers


"The Union of Utrecht is a union of churches, and of the bishops who lead them, who are determined to preserve and further the faith, worship and essential structure of the undivided Church ... read more >>

Communiqué: The Anglican/Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council

The Anglican-Old Catholic International Co-ordinating Council (AOCICC) met in Kilkenny, Ireland, from 27 to 30 August 2014. This ... read more >>

Bishop emeritus Teunis Johannes Horstmann passes away

Bishop emeritus Teunis Johannes Horstmann passed away at the age of 87 in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, on 12 August 2014. He was ... 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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