For a Synodal Church

“Synods are an ancient form of church gatherings, stretching back to the Acts of the Apostles. Now Pope Francis is asking us to gather in the same way. This synodal process is about graceful listening and graceful speaking, in which each person’s contribution is valued.” Bishop David

You are warmly invited to take part in our parish conversations at the following times. We will discuss a different question each week, and you are welcome to attend as many of the sessions as you can.

In person, at St Francis of Assisi ChurchOn Zoom (Email to receive a link)
16th January, 10am & 4.15pm11th January, 7:30pm
23rd January, 10am & 4.15pm18th January, 7:30pm
30th January, 10am & 4.15pm25th January, 7:30pm

Pope Francis is clear:

“The purpose of this Synod is not to produce more documents. Rather, it is intended to inspire people to dream about the Church we are called to be”

We ask as many of you as possible to take up these opportunities, both as participants and as local organisers.  

You can also give us a written contribution through one of the forms in the foyer or email your thoughts to Contributions will be summarised as a parish response to our Diocese, who will feed back to Westminster and then the Vatican.

The focus of this Synod is on hearing voices from all the baptised, including those voices that are not usually heard. Therefore, please feel free to invite others who would like to help inform the future of our Church.

Find out more about the Synod: