Synod 2020 will take place in October 2020. This event will see over 400 representatives from across the region come together to shape the future direction of the Archdiocese of Liverpool.
In the lead up to Synod 2020, an ambitious and far-reaching listening project has been undertaken. The aim is to listen widely to people’s views on all aspects of the church. The information gathered will go on to form the basis of proposals put forward at Synod 2020.
This initiative is the Archdiocese of Liverpool’s biggest consultation project in a generation. It offers a real opportunity for people to help shape the aims and values of our church in our changing world.
Between February and July 2019 parishioners across the churches in our parish (20,000 across the Archdiocese) took part in this project by completing the Synod 2020 survey, a valuable contribution to a landmark project. See the survey report here https://synod2020.co.uk/news/post?id=41
Synod 2020 will mark a key point in the development of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. Everybody’s contribution through action and prayer, whether a Synod member, responding parishioner or guiding clergy, is vital to its success.
As the Synod central message states, we are:
“Together on the road, Becoming the Church we are called to be."
Next Phase: December 2019-March 2020
On Synod Sunday, 13 October 2019, the Synod Themes, emerging from the survey results, were announced around the Archdiocese.
These four Themes are to be the focus of the next stage of our Synod Journey and the focus of our prayer, reflection, and discernment over the coming months.
Our Synod Themes are:
All called and gifted by God . Sharing the mission of Jesus . How we pray together
Building community, nurturing belonging
Between December 2019 and March 2020 the task to generate proposals for action within each Theme, is being undertaken across the parishes of the Archdiocese.
In our parish, a series of meetings facilitated by our own members of the Synod, will create opportunities for us all to take part in discussing the Themes, reflect on how they challenge and inspire us, and generate proposals that will help us to become the Church God is calling us to be.
These proposals will be taken forward to the Synod Day in October 2020 to be voted on.
Click the red link below for our parish proposals submitted so far:-
Theme 1: All Called and Gifted By God
Theme 2: Sharing the mission of Jesus
Please pray for success as we move to the next steps of Synod 2020
For full information see https://synod2020.co.uk/