The Old Catholic Apostolic Church (OCAC) is an worldwide catholic church in the Liberal Tradition. It follows with other independent catholics from Bishop Wedgewood and Bishop Leadbeater, and the Old Catholic line from Utrecht. Used to be called The Liberal Catholic Apostolic Church (LCAC) but changed name in 2012 to reflect the history, succession and charism that the church celebrates. OCAC is the present-day custodian of a tradition of inclusive Christian liberalism whose immediate origins are to be found in the early years of the twentieth-century and whose ultimate antecedents are in the pre-Constantinian church.
Unlike many churches, the OCAC is non-dogmatic in nature, standing
firmly in the historic and yet Liberal Christian traditions, and is open
to the insights of all faiths and philosophies. This openness means
that the Old Catholic Apostolic Church has a unique spiritual
character and appeal, and that its mission reaches beyond conventional
boundaries to embrace a genuine universality. We see our work as firmly
grounded in the wish of Jesus Christ that His church strive to attain
unity in the face of its differences, and thus conceive the OCAC as a
primarily ecumenical mission church. The Church has provinces and dioceses worldwide.
The OCAC derives its Apostolic Successions from the historic Churches
of the East and West, and has successions from six major strands.
The OCAC has historical ties with the Liberal Catholic movement,
the Apostolic Episcopal Church and the Order of Corporate Reunion.
Generally, the OCAC has productive relationships with many churches,
catholic and non-catholic
spiritual protector of the worldwide Independent Liberal Catholic
Fellowship. The OCAC is governed by a College of Bishops, maintains a
number of Religious Societies and Religious Orders. It is organised
in the diocesan model, along with numerous religious societies and Orders, working in all parts of God's Kingdom, and has a
hardworking, co-operative clergy.
The Old Catholic Apostolic Church (Liberal Catholic Apostolic Church as it was then) is a founding member of the Independent Catholic Churches
are a number of religious orders and societies in the church: follow
the links below.
Old Catholic Apostolic Church official website
OCAC Bournemouth, St Michael & All Angels
OCAC Order: The Order of St Joseph
OCAC Order: The Order of St Mary Magdelene
OCAC Order: The Valiant Order of St Martin
AOCC Order: The Franciscan Missionaries of the Cross
OCAC Newcastle, The Ark
OCAC Swindon, Benedictus Fellowship
OCAC Glasgow, St Kentigern
OCAC Derby, St Davids Mission
CDM St Christophers Community Church
AOCC - Australian Old Catholic Church