Questions & Answers
with The Primate of The Church
Most Reverend Andrew Hall OSFS
The Primate and the newly ordained Fr Max.
1. Are you in Communion with the Roman Catholic Church, or the Anglican Communion?
To be in 'Communion' means to be in union, in harmony, in agreeance and in this instance, with said Churches. From a legal perspective, the answer is "No". We (The Reformed Old Catholic Church) have no agreement or 'fraternal relations' with these Churches. And that suits us fine; the so-called historical baggage or various identities i.e. what identifies the Roman Church and the Anglican Communion remain with these Institutions and not us. That is not to say we have no connection with them entirely. We do work with some of their clergy and parishioners and are involved in joint prayer services.
Our succession meets up with their succession which is inevitable as we both claim a lineage back to the same Apostles. We do have differing views regarding 'Form and Matter' particularly with the Conciliar Church.