Last Updated June 27, 2022.
Liberal Rite 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 happening!
Our church is catholic but
independent and is part of the Liberal Catholic
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
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
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
We teach universal
salvation but we do not make any
official statement on the range of
experiences which may befall us after
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
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.