R O O T  &  B R A N C H

Reform is needed NOW in our Catholic Church

We seek:



In common with all Christians, WE are the church, the body of Christ.
We are all equally loved, equally valued, equally blessed by God’s Holy Spirit


S H A R E D  G O V E R N A N C E  &  M I N I S T R Y

We walk together with the institutional Catholic Church to rediscover its prophetic soul and its relevance among all religious faiths in today’s world by sharing governance between women and men, lay and clerical, and by sharing ministry with all who hear God’s call. We are all called to an inclusive, safe and welcoming Church.

Woman Walking in the Field

It is my dream you dream,

my house you build,

Join Us


as we journey towards an inclusive Synod for dignity and equality
via Zoom and in Bristol on September 5-12 2021.

We are proud to have Professor Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, Canon Lawyer and Chancellor of Trinity College, Dublin, as our key speaker. Mary has pledged to spend her retirement challenging Church teachings on homosexuality and women. Our other fantastic speakers - see below - will soon be joined by many more during our year-long Journey and at our concluding Synod.

Prof. Mary McAleese
Dr. Ally Kateusz
Myra Poole
James Carroll
James Alison
Miriam Duignan
Virginia Saldanha
Christina Rees
Martha Heizer
Helena Kennedy
Ursula King
Dancing Hands



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Together we’re strong!

Together we care!

Together we listen, we laugh, we pray, we act!

Everyone is welcome.

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