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The Church of God is convoked in Synod. With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the whole Church to question itself on synodality: a decisive theme for the life and mission of the Church.


The purpose of the Synod, and therefore of this consultation, is not to produce documents, but “to plant dreams, draw forth prophecies and visions, allow hope to flourish, inspire trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships, awaken a dawn of hope, learn from one another and create a bright resourcefulness that will enlighten minds, warm hearts, give strength to our hands.”


“By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made, the Church will be able to learn from what it will experience which processes can help it to live communion, to achieve participation, to open itself to mission.”

The Synod Meeting Guide is designed to assist you in holding synod meetings:

  Synod Meeting Guide


You can download below the ten themes suggested by the Vatican which are designed to aid spiritual conversations at synod meetings:

  Themes of the Synod


For further information and guidance regarding the synod plrease refer to the diocesan website