Synod 2020 in the Archdiocese of Liverpool
It is a long established practice in the Church to use the term ‘Synod’ for decisive meetings at significant times where members of the Church come together to review one or more issues and make decisions.
Over fifty years after the Second Vatican Council and in view both of the multiple challenges facing us as well as the opportunities that contemporary cultural changes afford us, we are at a significant moment in the history of our Archdiocese.
There is clear duty on us to discern carefully together what the Spirit is saying to the Church in the Archdiocese of Liverpool and agree on common goals and actions for the coming years.
This is the website where more information can be found about the Synod:
Sunday the 3rd of February
The four Synod Questions that will inform and inspire our project of listening over the coming months have been published today, Friday 1 February 2019. They are:
These questions begin from the truth that God speaks to us in our everyday lives and, as we reflect on our
lives, we encounter Christ (c.f. Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 8). We are then invited to think about what the Catholic Church is for. This will allow the Spirit of God to open our hearts
so that, finally, we can reflect on the questions, issues, and topics that our Synod should make recommendations on.
We are all invited to reflect deeply and respond to these four Synod Questions. Listening will be done through our online survey, focus groups facilitated by Fr Peter McGrail at Liverpool Hope University, and by Synod Members in our local communities. It is through this great project of listening that we will begin to discern the Church God is calling us to be.