Last Updated January 18, 2020.
Universal Catholic Church
The Holy Catholic Church, founded by Jesus Christ,
sparked to life by the Holy Spirit, brought to the world by the
Apostles, is all about freedom. Catholic freedom, the very purpose
behind Christ’s life and resurrection defeats sin and death, it
gives us values for living, it brings both peace and challenge.
The heart of the Catholic experience is freedom !
The Holy Catholic Church existed long before
there was a Pope, before there was a single Eastern Patriarch,
before there was even one bishop in England. Those were all
later developments in Catholicism. Independent Catholicism is
the mother Church of all Catholicism, the Church from which
all the others grew. Every Christian, Catholic or Protestant,
owes his or her faith to independent Catholicism, the Source
Church. Over the centuries sects and denominations have
fractionated, reformed, ruptured and revolted from their
Catholic roots. But the Holy Spirit who brought Catholicism
into existence has never abandoned Her; Pentecost is still
Our church is catholic but independent and
is part of the Liberal Catholic Movement.
We invite you to join us for any of our
services. All are welcome to receive Communion at our
altars, without membership or belief requirements.
Participation in the Great Work of God is more important
than a profession of beliefs or adherence to dogma. We
maintain intellectual freedom for all.
God is adored as a loving Father, not a
fierce tyrant. Our services inspire joyous devotion, not
guilt or oppression.
Our true self is spiritual, but that self
is often confused by the garments of a physical being
(Romans 7:8-12). Our path, even though it often seems
difficult or even hopeless, has a single ending that never
fails: the conquest by the spiritual of the material. To
be clear we teach Universalism: the doctrine that all
will be saved.
We offer the world faith, hope, and love. We
never impose dogma or dictates. No member of the UCC's
clergy makes any claim to authority over any individual
conscience. We do not coerce.
We teach Christ's Commandments when He said:
‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and thy neighbor as
thyself. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
As you sow, so shall you reap.’
We teach universal salvation but we do not
make any official statement on the range of experiences
which may befall us after death.
We are less concerned with the specifics of
a historical man who lived more than 2,000 years ago than
we are with the Christ who lives today (Matthew 18:20).
This is a mighty spiritual Presence in the world, guiding
and sustaining us all.
Our lives are enriched and empowered by
the outflow of the Christ-energy at our altars, in our
services, and through our lives. This power is capable
of producing an effect on material things and in our
spiritual growth. The energy of our World Teacher
floods our beings like light bulbs drive darkness from
a room. Spiritual light expels hatred, disease, and
depression. It produces joy, peace, and love.