The Diocesan synthesis was completed in April and its contents have been integrated into the synthesis for England and Wales. The process now continues at continental and then global level but there is much we can continue to do at Diocesan level.

As part of our next steps, we have a number of questions for  ongoing reflection and discussion in parishes and schools. Resources to facilitate conversations will be coming out after the summer but some groups may wish to share their reflections sooner:

  •  Does what you see in the synthesis resonate with what you said? What can we take forward at diocesan level? 
  • To the 85-90% of men and women in the Diocese who seem not to have engaged with our walking together process so far, do you find your voice and your life reflected in what is said here? How can we walk more authentically with one another in our desire to encounter the Risen Lord and to share Him with our brothers and sisters? 
  • To our clergy – thank you to those who engaged, either in collaboration with the parishioners, or with other clergy, or in direct contributions. What will assist you in taking some of these themes forward more fully in the parish and in our schools, with people of all ages? 
  • To those clergy who have not yet engaged with this walking together process, what would you want to contribute? What can assist in giving you the confidence and the energy to be more intentionally part of this journey? 

We would love to hear your thoughts which you can send to  If your parish is already making changes to become a more synodal community, we would love to hear from you.

The following materials were provided as a guide for parishes, groups and individuals on the core themes of our Synodal journey

Parish Guide
Theme Listening
Theme Mission
Theme Celebrate
Theme Dream
Facilitator Listening Guide

The feedback opportunity is now closed to enable us to move forward with creating our Diocesan synthesis. If you have any further comments please email or write to Synod Feedback, Diocese of Plymouth. St Boniface House, Ashburton TQ13 7JL