Synod 2023


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.

Fr Peter

You can find out more about the Synod at


A Prayer for the Synod

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. 


Parish Report - February 2022 

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Diocese Report - April 2022 

There are 3 documents published by the diocese for their phase of the Synod, all 3 are found below.

Cover PageDiocese ReportBishops Marks Discernment 
Parish Priest: Fr Peter Sharrocks
Deacon: John McKay 

Parish Office:

St. Peter's Church, 16 Green Lane, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 4EA
0161 483 3476

St. Philip's Church, Half Moon Lane, Offerton, Stockport, SK2 5LB
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