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ur donations

If you wish to make a monthly payment, however small,
email us on and ask for our bank details.


Everything we do - our emails, mail-outs, social media, planning, letter-writing,

and all the ambitious Spirit Unbounded event for 8-14 October 2023

‘Human Rights in the Catholic Church’

-  the whole shebang of keeping the  R&B/ Spirit Unbounded show on the road

- is done by us volunteers, working from home.

We have to spend money to reach you, however, on the things we can’t do ourselves - techie stuff, website, recordings, video editing, online and real infrastructures - so those costs have to be found. Your support enables all these!
It’s you who enable us to keep the R&B/Spirit Unbounded show on the road.



What is Root & Branch Forum and Spirit Unbounded?

HUMAN RIGHTS in the CATHOLIC CHURCH, 8 - 14th Oct, 2023

Root and Branch is a grassroots forum who initiated Spirit Unbounded where all who believe that reform is necessary in the Catholic Church can share their views, and work towards being the sort of Church that we want to see; open, inclusive, safe and welcoming for everyone.

Head to to see the amazing programme planned for HRCC  this October, to run alongside the Bishops’ Synod in Rome. Spirit Unbounded is a platform set up by Root & Branch and worldwide Companions for reform, led by We Are Church International and Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Reform. Do not miss this amazing festival of the emerging Church!

Pope Francis has asked that we all listen to one another - truly listen. Root & Branch had already begun doing this since our inception in January 2021. After a year of working with internationally-acclaimed speakers, we culminated in our Inclusive, lay-led Synod for reform in Bristol in Sept 2021 - you can hear all our amazing and inspiring speakers from that wonderful event on our website. Our talks have already been viewed more than 20,000 times across the world.

There is much about our Church that crying out for reform. We are deeply grateful to those courageous and trusting survivors of abuse who have worked with us to produce Stolen Lives, our series of events in January and February 2022. They are joined by respected experts who are working tirelessly for justice for the vulnerable, towards removing clericalism, and to empowering lay-led accountable structures.

We don't charge for our monthly R&B Zoom events - we want everyone to be able to access them. We do depend on the generosity of our supporters to be able to do this work at all.

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