New date for the episcopal consecration of the Archbishop of Utrecht

New date for the episcopal consecration of the Archbishop of UtrechtAfter the archbishop's consecration has been postponed twice, a new date has now been set. On September 18, 2021, Archbishop elect Bernd Wallet will receive his episcopal consecration in the Grote of Lebuïnuskerk in Deventer.


This has been announced by the Metropolitan Chapter of Utrecht. How many people can be present by invitation ... read more >>

In Memory of Prof. Emer. Dr. Martien Parmentier (1947-2021)

Prof. Emer. Dr. Martien Parmentier passed away
on the morning of March 1st, 2021 at the age of 73.

With Martien Parmentier, ...

Bischof emeritus Dr. Hans Gerny passes away

Hans Gerny, Bishop Emeritus of the Christian Catholic Church of Switzerland, passed away on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 at the age ... 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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