Pope Francis has invited the whole Church to be involved in the preparation for the next Synod of Bishops which will be in October 2023 and will look at the whole subject of synods. A synod – ‘a walking together’ is a way of discerning the way forward together. We listen and pray together and share ideas together.
You can find out more about the Synod at
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.
There are 3 documents published by the diocese for their phase of the Synod, all 3 are found below.
Below are the meetings from the meeting including points which were raised at the meeting, were submitted before, or arose as part of discussion on the date. If people wish to discuss these minutes with Fr Peter they are more than welcome to contact him.
On June 22nd 2022, the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales published they're national report.