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THIS CHURCH IS ABOUT RESTORATION
Our faith is the real Catholic faith that united all Christians during the first thousand years of the Church’s history. In 1054 there was a break between the Eastern and Western Churches, commonly known as the ‘Great Schism’. We are about the restoration of the faith and practice of the Western Church prior to that schism.
We believe that the great central message of Christianity is Salvation – life after death and bodily resurrection into heaven at Christ’s second coming. We can not achieve salvation on our own. We can only find it through the Church which Christ himself founded for that very purpose.
We believe that the Church’s traditional moral teachings must be obeyed. For that reason we regard human life as sacred from the moment of conception. We oppose abortion, euthanasia and medical practices which involve the destruction of human life. We believe that sexual activity is permissible only within the lifelong marriage of a man and woman and that Christian marriage is the essential basis of a healthy society.
We refuse to accept pick and mix morality and the fashionable idea individuals are free to choose any lifestyle they fancy. We see the wretched results of that belief all around us.
The centre of our worship is Holy Mass, offered in the western traditional liturgy. Our Church has the traditional ministry of bishops, priests and deacons, and there are parishes and missions in Britain. But we in Britain are only a small part of a Church that includes a large diocese in South Africa, a thriving community of Spanish speaking people in Texas and Northern Mexico, parishes in the United States and congregations in Canada and Sweden.
Finally, we reject the notion of ‘national churches’. We are One Body irrespective of colour or language.
May God the Holy Spirit guide all those who read our site.