Catholic Theology in Britain

The CTAGB was founded in 1984 as a professional association for Catholic theologians in higher education and elsewhere, so that they could form contacts and debate common interests at an annual conference. The first conference on "The Christian Understanding of God" was held in Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds in September 1985.

News and Events

  • 5/02/16A reminder to sign up to the ESCT

    Don’t forget, CTA members have the opportunity to sign up to be members of the European Society for Catholic Theology through your annual CTA subscription – check out the membership page for information about how to change your subscription.

    In the meantime, why not sign up for the free ESCT newsletter here and keep up to date with all the Catholic theology events happening throughout Europe?


  • 28/09/15Formation in Holiness – Conference Report & AGM Minutes

    The 2015 conference was held in Durham from 7th-10th September 2015 and was a very successful, inspiring and energising gathering.   Many thanks to all our speakers, plenary and parallel, for such a careful and generous exploration of our theme from their expertise.  For those who missed it, watch out for the March edition of Blackfriars which will host some of these papers and for those who just can’t wait, here is the Conference Report 2015.  Thanks to Theo Hawksley for writing this up!


    Here are the provisional minutes of the CTA AGM 2015.   All corrections to  Please pay particular attention to these if you are available to support further theological work in relation to the refugee crisis.  Check the minutes and follow up directly with


    Conference 2016 will be “Sensus Fidelium: Listening to the Echo”, at The Hayes, nr Alfreton, 5-8th September.   Early booking will be crucial for this conference, so keep an eye on this page for details!


  • 28/07/15Membership Change!

    At the 2015 AGM a change to the Association Constitution was agreed.  We now have  to two new membership categories: one for those engaged in Catholic theology without being practising Catholics, and another for students.

    You can see the new Constitution here and we hope to soon update the membership pages and application forms to reflect this change.  In the meantime if you are interested in membership, just write to