Walking Together: The Process
For the first time, the Synod Office in Rome has produced a comprehensive process which encompasses the stated aim of the Holy Father that the Church in today’s world should have a vision of missionary communion orientated to evangelisation.
The process begins in the Particular (or Local) Church and then moves to the level of the Bishops’ Conference. From there, discernment takes place in the Regional Area – for England and Wales, it would be steered by the European Council of Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) – before moving to the Universal Church with the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in 2023.
The Synodal journey in our Diocese will be supported by our Diocesan Co-Contact Persons, Canon John Deeny V.G. and Deborah Fisher. They have already gathered a working group together, composed of clergy and lay people, men and women and offered a short presentation about the Synodal Journey in our Diocese that you can watch here.
In November we offered two briefing sessions for facilitators and you can find the recording here.
On 16 November, Austen Ivereigh gave a talk on the wider context behind this global Synod which you can watch here.
Any queries please email Synodfeedback@prcdtr.org.uk