Welcome to Catholic Women’s Ordination
CWO began in March 1993 as a national (UK) group of women and men who care deeply about the Roman Catholic Church. We want to be a part of building a church community that truly lives the justice demanded by Jesus; a justice which demands that women be equal with men.
Women equal with men means not only that women have the opportunity to fulfil their own vocation, but also that the Church community benefits from their experience and their strengths in the ministerial priesthood.
We are a forum to examine, challenge and develop the current understanding of priesthood. We aim to achieve the ordination of women to a renewed priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church.
The CWO Prayer
Moved by a compulsion of the Holy Spirit,
we cannot remain ignorant of this injustice in our midst.
We long for all humanity to be acknowledged as equal,
particularly among your community of the church,
so we pray grieving for the lost gifts of so many women.
We ask you, God of all peoples,
to bring insight and humility
to all those in positions of dominance,
and an understanding that the ascended Lord called us all to act
doing Christ's work here and now.
We ask this of you, God our Creator,
Jesus our Redeemer, Spirit our Sustainer
Our next action will be on Vocation Sunday 21 April 2024. We will unite with groups from other countries on this day. Action will be at Westminster Cathedral from 10.30 am. If you would like to attend please contact us
CWO Annual Gathering
28 September 2024
17 Blossom Street
Refreshments from 10.30am
AGM 11am -1pm
Speaker and discussion 2 - 4.30pm
We are very lucky to have Jamie Manson to speak to us this year.
More details of speaker topic later but please make a note of the date now