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.

A   N E W  G R A S S R O O T S  M O V E M E N T

For all women and men.
A thirsty young off-shoot from Parishioners’ Call and Catholic Women’s Ordination.


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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
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Ally Kateusz
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Myra Poole SND
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James Carroll
Rev. Dr.
James Alison
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Miriam Duignan
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Virginia Saldanha
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Christina Rees
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Martha Heizer
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Baroness Kennedy
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Prof. Emerita
Ursula King
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Join Us

We're a movement not a membership

Together we’re strong!

Together we care!

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

Everyone is welcome.

If you would like to get in touch with us, please email hello@rootandbranchsynod.org
or fill out the contact form below.