First Sunday of Lent Mark 1,12-13 St. Mark tells us that immediately following his baptism, Jesus... Read more →
Where we are
Let me start by stating the obvious, we are living in a secular culture which has... Read more →
Sunday Before Lent Mark 1,40-45 In January, our reflections examined God’s ‘Warfare Strategy’ against the Dark... Read more →
Second Sunday before Lent Mark 1;29-39: Christ Preaching in Galilee Familiarity with these verses, and those... Read more →
The leaders of the Nordic Catholic Church (NCC) were saddened to hear of the negative response... Read more →
Epiphany 2 John 1;35-42 An ‘Open Secret’ sounds like a contradiction. But we saw, last month,... Read more →
Epiphany 1 Mark 1,7-11 After 6th January the Church year is now called “Ordinary Time” which... Read more →
Epiphany Sunday Matthew 2,1-12 The story of the Epiphany is much more than a legend or... Read more →
The First Day of Christmas Luke 22,1ff The Christmas day reflection on this site spoke of... Read more →
Christmas Day Mark 1,1-8 “And is it true?” That is what the poet John Betjeman asks... Read more →
An Advent Meditation Luke 1,26-38 Amen is an important word. It means, “Yes, God, I agree.... Read more →
The Second Sunday of Advent Mark 1,1-8 The season of Advent turns our thoughts towards Christmas... Read more →
Advent Sunday Mark 13,24-37 “What I say to you I say to everyone: ‘Be watchful!’ [‘Stay... Read more →
The Solemnity of Christ the King Matthew 25,31-46 The Pentecost season comes to a climax in... Read more →
Bishop Roald Commissions Crusader for his English Team Members of the Nordic Catholic Church in England... Read more →
Reflection for the 23rd Sunday after Trinity and the 3rd Sunday before Advent Matthew 25,1-13 The... Read more →
Who we are
FINDING A WAY TO SUSTAIN THE UNIQUE CHRISTIAN FAITH
The main Christian denominations are facing incredible pressures from the political world in which they have played an important role for many centuries. Many of their members have lost confidence in the leaders and the man made solutions and compromises they offer in these difficult times. We hope to be able to help those who are unsupported all over the world in a developing family of orthodox believers who feel they are living now a “remnant”.
We participate in a fellowship supported by the bishops of the Nordic Catholic Church in Europe and the Polish National Catholic Church in North America. Both of these Churches are part of the original Old Catholic Church, rooted in the scriptures and the apostolic faith and order of the first millennium. Our life and liturgy reflects our roots in nearly two thousand years of British Christianity. (See material in Documents under "Resources" above.)
For the past six years we have had meetings with many other Christians from across the world, from other traditions and cultures to find a foundation for the future that enables us to work with and support each other in an age hostile to our faith, and much of our history. This is bearing fruit as can be seen in the Mainz report of the most recent gathering in February 2023. (See material in Documents under "Resouces" above.)
Although in the UK we are mainly former members of the Church of England and proud of our heritage, our present witness seeks to bring the Gospel to our present predicament and future generations. Most important is our desire to offer friendship with experience and protection to any small groups who feel isolated and wish to pray study and share a similar way of life. We do not have all the answers or even a precise blueprint for the way ahead, but we are willing to be imaginative, to use the resources available and respond to the Holy Spirit in defense of our unique heritage as Christ’s body.
For further information please contact our Vicar General, Fr. Geoffrey Neal by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bishop Roald Nikolai Flemestad remains Bishop Delegate of the Union of Scranton in Europe also after the transfer of the Nordic Catholic Diocese of Scandinavia and the German Administration to his successor Bishop Ottar Mikael Myrseth. He will then continue to give episcopal oversight to the work and mission of the Nordic Catholic Church in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain.
The Bishop's Seal and Motto
Per timorem Domini et
sancti Spiritus consolationem.
The Bishop's Calendar
General Assembly, Martinuswerk, digital attendance.
Theological conference of the Union of Scranton, Mainz, Germany.
The International Catholic Bishops Conference (ICBC), digital attendance.
Upcoming in 2024
Meetings with clergy and administrations in the UK, France and Spain.
Meetings and Events – NCC Europe
Currently scheduled meetings and events in 2024:
Theological Conference in Mainz, Germany.
General Synod, DNKK, Oslo.
Annual Automn Conference of the NCC at Gran, Norway.