The Changing face of Ecumenism

The Changing face of EcumenismThis year, the Conference of General Secretaries and Secretaries of the largest and/or the most important Christian denominations (families of churches) took place from 8 to 10 October 2019 in Christiansfeld / Denmark. The town is home to the worldwide headquarters of the Moravian Church (also known as the Unitas Fratum), which hosted this ... read more >>

Second Ecumenical meeting between the Armenian Church - Catholicosate of Cilicia and the Old Catholic Church

The 2nd meeting between the Old Catholic Church and Armenian Orthodox Church, Catholicosate of Cilicia, took place in Utrecht, on ... read more >>

Archbishop Joris Vercammen announces his retirement

The Archbishop of Utrecht, Dr Joris Vercammen (66), has announced in a letter to his ministers and parishes that he will retire on ... 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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