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What if…

CWO in the media

Pat Brown discussing Pope Francis on BBC News

Pippa Bonner on BBC News

Women called

Pippa 2

Pippa 3

Olive 1

Olive 2

Katherine 1

The Sin of Sexism

Jillian Dempsey the injustice of excluding women from the priesthood

Lala discusses symbolism of colour

Pat 1


Pat 2

Michael discusses CWO

Origin of CWO and why people are part of this movement

Lala discusses the CWO icon

Pippa 1

Myra discusses the start of CWO

Spiritual sustenance and liturgy in CWO

Pat 3

Pippa 4

Pat 5

Lala discusses the liturgy

CWO Theology

Katherine 2

Katherine 3

Pat 4

Myra discusses the book Making All Things New

Women’s Ordination Worldwide

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Our foremothers

Ianthe Pratt has been involved in the Feminist movement in this country for many years. She ran The Association for Inclusive Language in the Liturgy. 

In an interview in 1993 (CWO’s founding year) she was reported in the Catholic Herald saying she was certain there would be women priests.  “I don’t believe you should deny someone something on the grounds of biology”. Ianthe has been and continues to be an inspiration to us all.

Una Kroll was trained as a surgeon, later became a nun and was ordained as a priest in the Church of England in 1993 after decades of campaigning for equality for women in religious organisations.

She then became a Roman Catholic to fight for justice for Roman Catholic women called to priesthood. She is also author of many books on feminism and spirituality including Flesh of My Flesh.


…a woman’s lifelong story of what influenced her within the Catholic Church and organisations, including CWO.

In her 90s, Eileen Sikorski recalls some of the influences on her faith journey. This spans links with St Joan’s Alliance (founded in 1911 advocating women’s equality in the church) and CWO. She keenly supports CWO locally, regrets that she did not say more about it on the video and is known to many CWO members nationally with whom she has campaigned over the years in faith groups . She illustrates that age does not dampen her enthusiasm and inspires many of us to continue CWO’s work.




CWO celebrated 20 years of campaigning on 24 March 2013, one of the coldest days of the year! The struggle goes on.

“I Still Have Joy” and “Amazing Grace” arranged by Peter Amidon, in his collection  “Fifty-Five Anthems for the Small Church Choir”