synod 2020 logoSYNOD PRAYER

Father, we thank you for the love you have shown us in the gift of Jesus, your Son. We thank you for the gift of the Church, through which you show us that you are always with us and are always at work in our lives.

As we journey together to Synod 2020 help us to become the Church that you are calling us to be. May your Holy Spirit be powerfully at work among us. Strengthen each of us and guide Francis, our Pope and Malcolm, our Archbishop.

Help us to respond to the challenges of our times in new ways to bring your love to all our sisters and brothers. We make this prayer through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

AMEN

Parish Proposals submitted to the SYNOD office

Click on the themes below to read our proposals

SYNOD UPDATE FROM ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM 

Revised SYNOD Schedule

SYNOD Timetable

synod 2020 logoA NOTE FROM YOUR PARISH SYNOD REP: 

Please be assured Synod 2020-2021 is not being forgotten! However, not surprisingly we are having to post-pone the final meetings until June 2021. There is a new timetable, which will be made public soon.

In the meantime, as so much has happened during these past months and people no doubt have many new thoughts and ideas about how the Church should respond to these changes, the Synod team have re-opened the website for any new proposals that anyone wants to submit. Our discussions as a Parish of all gathered ideas will resume in October-December 2020.  

Thank you for your contributions to date. Pauline Volk, St Mary’s Synod Rep

REFLECTION PERIOD ON THE SYNOD DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

(Deadline is on Monday 18th May- Exended from May 4th)


In the light of the changes COVID-19 has brought to our lives, we reflect on the kind of Church God is calling us to be.

During these days of isolation and social distancing we are experiencing different ways of being Church. Our prayer and worship has become transformed as we gather remotely, online, from our own home. Our sense of community is challenged as we find creative and new ways of coming together to meet to socialise, to work, or to check in on each other. As we live through this difficult and different time, with its many struggles and challenges, we are invited to reflect on what our Synod can learn from our experiences.

The video below assists us in reflection or you can download a leaflet click here

 

Please sumbit comments/proposals at https://synod2020.co.uk/themes/proposals/reflections#  (submissions will be accepted until May 18th.)

Between February and July 20,000 people took part in the 'Listening phase of the SYNOD' The  responses were collates by Hope and a 133 page report produced.

To access the report please click here

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