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We’ve waited long enough. There is no time to waste.  We mean business.   

If you’re worried about certain things in the institutional Catholic Church,

if you’re desperate for reform, or if you’ve already walked away,
then Root & Branch needs you.

How do we bring about change?

Join us for FREE webinars: every 2nd Tuesday at 2pm 

and every 4th Sunday at 4pm.

With leaders, thinkers, activists, and YOU!

NEXT: JAMES CARROLL – US author, 22nd Nov


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There’s just under a year until the Root & Branch Synod in Bristol from 10-12 September 2021. We’ve been calling it our "Year of Discernment". It seems many other reforming groups across the world are also choosing to use this exact word, ‘discernment’. The Holy Spirit is indeed moving within us.

Find out more.

More information on this to come soon.


Catholic Women’s Council


March 2022

Find out more about the CWC in this video.


Zoom Guests

More guests to be announced shortly, watch this space!

To register for any of the Journey events below, please email us at events@rootandbranchsynod.org or fill out the form below:

Sunday, November 22nd at 16:00 GMT


JAMES CARROLL is a national award-winning author of over 20 books, and of the forthcoming; The Truth at the Heart of the Lie - How the Catholic Church lost its Soul. Join us with this distinguished speaker and writer to hear his wisdom, his grief at our Church’s failures, and his hope for its future.

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Recording available soon! - Past Guest

Tuesday, December 8th at 14:00 GMT


KATHY GIBBONS SCHUCK was ordained a Roman Catholic Woman Priest in 2015 (thus incurring automatic excommunication) and serves on the pastoral team at the intentional community of St Mary Magdalene in Pennsylvania. We are so grateful that she will join us to talk about her life and answer our questions.

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COLM HOLMES & SOLINE HUMBERT (VATINEL) of We are Church Ireland have campaigned for Church reform since 1993: Women’s ordination; Decision-making by lay people; Welcome for LGBTQ persons; Married priests. Soline has had a vocation to the Catholic priesthood since she was 17, and ministers as a Spiritual Director.


Recording available soon! - Past Guest

Past Guest

LUCA BADINI CONFALONIERI is Director at the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research. Wijngaards focus on producing pioneering theological research by coordinating leading academics worldwide to collaborate on reports tackling the Church’s officially uncomfortable, difficult, and disputed areas. Luca steers cutting-edge research and collaboration in theology, and other relevant disciplines. Come and meet him on Zoom, to learn first-hand about their world-leading international research calling for change and women’s true place in the Church, and to find out what led him to dedicate his life to helping the Church to reform.

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