register defection from the catholic churchIf you wish to register your church defection please select your choice and enter your details. We respect your privacy and do not use your details for any purpose whatsoever.

We only ask for an e-mail address so you can register, login, leave comments and amend your records later.

You can optionally leave details to display on our defection board – including a display name, the parish where you were baptised, a rough date of baptism (so the church can amend their records) and any comments on your reasons or thoughts on defect (keep it clean please or we may have to edit). These details are optional and you can leave them blank if you want.

We reserve the right to delete troll accounts or offensive comments.

Register Church Defection

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The information below here is optional. If you enter information it will be displayed in a register for people to view. If you are uncomfortable with your name being on public view then you could just enter your first name or a nick name – John or JohnMcD. If you do not know your parish or date of baptism just enter “don’t know”. Please leave a message to tell others why you left the church. We request that you keep such messages polite as this is a public forum.



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    Tracy-Leigh Tallant August 29, 2015

    i was baptised into the catholic faith in South Africa. I do not regret my convent schooling but I am not religious. I am an atheist and have been for more than 20years. I wish to be taken off the catholic count registaar.

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    Pauline Scanlon October 10, 2015

    I was baptised a Catholic in childhood, before the age of consent and desperately wish to be taken off the register. I feel sullied as a person by my involuntary membership of what I consider to be a criminal organisation. They are rotten to the core.

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    Dympna flynn October 09, 2016

    I left the Catholic Church through My baptismal cert was amended and I got a copy if it along with a letter from the pishop. I’m just wondering if this is the same thing. ??

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    Michael Keating-Dake July 22, 2017

    I never asked to be a Catholic.

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    John Phelan July 27, 2017

    I left da Catholic church and have become a full member of another church am so happy I left da Catholic church ..

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    Aengus Doyle September 30, 2017

    I was sexually abused on a number of occasions, as an 8 year old child, by a catholic priest, headmaster of my school in Dublin, Ireland. (Another member of my immediate family was molested as a child by a christian brother in a separate incident at a different school.)
    I dislike the religion, and completely reject it, and everything it stands for.
    I reject the concept of a deity, afterlife, so-called divinity of j christ, etc. I regard the bible as a piece of rubbish.
    I believe that catholicism only appeals to weak minded, stupid people.
    I very strongly resent the catholics’ attempts to make it difficult for non-believers to leave the church.

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    Piotr October 28, 2017

    In Poland we also have a problem with lack of possibility to leave the catholic church.
    I’m really happy to see your website. I think it would be perfect if we could to create a similar website in Poland.
    Do you really succeed with updating of church records according to the requests sent to your website?

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      Helen O'Shea October 29, 2017

      Hi Piotr, this site is purely symbolic, a public declaration of defection. We do not have any control of what churches do with their data retention.

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    Mike February 11, 2018

    How about leaving Islam ?

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    Mike February 11, 2018

    How about leaving Islam ? You support this as well


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