Bishop Richard's diocesan Synod Response has been sent to Bishops' Conference

April 29, 2022

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission

A two-year 'synodal' process is taking place across the Catholic Church. This is an important moment in the life of the world Church, with Pope Francis calling us all to reflect on the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.” The Pope is inviting us to take this journey together. As the Preparatory Document for the Synod expresses, “This path of walking together is the most effective way of manifesting and putting into practice the nature of the Church as the pilgrim and missionary People of God

Our Diocesan Synod Response

People and parish groups across our diocesan community contributed to the diocesan phase of the Synod, with an estimated 1,000 people contributing their reflections on the questions posed by Rome. If you were unable to attend Bishop Richard’s Feedback Webinar, you can watch it here.

Our Diocesan Response

The diocesan stage of the Synodal Process has been completed in our Diocese. You can read the 'Synthesis of Synod Responses' document Bishop Richard has submitted to Bishops' Conference on our behalf here.