Next Steps

Lots of Ways to Get Involved.

We are all asked to contribute to the Synod by thinking and praying and giving our thoughts and opinions on the Church and our experiences and wishes for the future. Use the information to contribute to our Parish Submission to the Synod and find out more about the process and timeline.

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Pray for Guidance

We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go, and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity, so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right.

All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.

Listen to our parish representation Joe as he reflects on the Synod process and how we can get involved as individuals and as a parish.

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Complete the Questionnaire

Click on the button below to complete a simple questionnaire that will allow you to record your feelings on the Synod. We will use this to complete our parish response which will be given to the Bishop at the beginning of March.

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Information from the Bishop’s Conference

A two-year ‘synodal’ process is taking place in the Catholic Church that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall theme is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission”.

But what exactly is synodality and what does it mean for Catholics in England and Wales? Fr Chris Thomas, General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and Father Jan Nowotnik, Director of Mission, discuss the process and explain this invitation to communion, participation and mission.

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