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Contacting the Synod Office

Friday the 27th of March

From today, Monday 23 March, the Synod Office team are working from home until further notice.As a consequence we will be unable to answer the office phone but are able to collect messages and will call you back. Email is the easiest way to get in touch - [email protected] you for your pati...

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Impact of COVID-19 Precautions

Thursday the 19th of March

Our Synod Moderators have sent the following message to all Synod Members concerning the impact of COVID-19 precautions on our Synod journey.Dear Friends,The Synod Office has been contacted by several Members understandably concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus and associated precaution...

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The Church as Fragmented Mirror

Wednesday the 18th of March

The sixth in our series of Synod Talks took place at LACE Conference Centre on Monday 9 March. David McLoughlin, Emeritus Fellow in Christian theology at Newman University, spoke on The Church as Fragmented Mirror. You can listen or download the talk below.Sorry, we tried to play an audio clip ...

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The Church in an Individualistic Society

Tuesday the 17th of March

Over 120 people attended the fifth of our Synod Talks held at LACE on Monday 17 February. Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth gave the talk entitled: The Church in an Individualistic Society: Today's Economic Inequality - Where is the Church? which explored the currents evident in contemporary culture,...

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Synod Talk by Bishop Philip Egan - 17 February

Thursday the 6th of February

The next Synod Talk will be given by Rt Rev Dr Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth, on Monday 17 February. Bishop Philip will speak on The Church in an Individualistic Society: Today's Economic Inequality - Where is the Church?This talk will take place at LACE Conference Centre [Croxteth Drive L1...

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Synod Talk on Faith in the Family

Tuesday the 21st of January

The fourth Synod Talk, Faith in the Family by Dr Dominika Kurek-Chomycz & Prof John Sullivan, is now available to listen to here:Sorry, we tried to play an audio clip but it looks like your browser is too old, please click here to download it.You can also download the transcript of this talk.Thi...

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Synod Talk on Young People in the Church

Tuesday the 17th of December

The Audio of Stephen Davies's recent talk, Complex Catholicism: Discovering the Reality of Young Catholics in England & Wales, is available to listen to here:Sorry, we tried to play an audio clip but it looks like your browser is too old, please click here to download it.This was the third ...

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Synod Talks - Venue Changes

Thursday the 12th of December

Having reflected on the experience of both our Synod Talks at Hope and the Reflective Evenings led by Irenaeus on the Synod Themes, we have made the following venue changes for these events in 2020.Our Synod Talks on 13 January, 17 February, 9 March, and 20 April will now be held at LACE (Croxteth D...

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Report on the Listening Phase

Wednesday the 11th of December

Between February and July 2019 over 20,000 people responded in local communities, online, and through focus groups to the four questions that were central to the Listening stage of our Synod 2020 journey. Responsibility for collating and analysing the results of this consultation was entrusted ...

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Synod Sunday 2019

Sunday the 13th of October

The second Synod Sunday will be celebrated in Parishes of the Archdiocese of Liverpool on Sunday 13 October 2019. This is also the day on which Pope Francis will declare Blessed John Henry Newman a saint of the Church. This seems hardly a coincidence. Cardinal Newman was a great scholar but als...

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Meetings of Synod Members

Thursday the 26th of September

Synod Members recently gathered at The Edge in Wigan to receive a report from the Listening stage of our Synod, to hear our Synod Themes, and to think about the next steps in our Synod 2020 journey. The meeting was in four main parts:Fr Peter McGrail presented the listening report that he and D...

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Prayers as we discern our Synod Themes

Friday the 9th of August

A very important stage in our Synod Journey takes place between 15th and 17th August when the Synod Working Party gather under the guidance of Fr Eamonn Fitzgibbon and Dr Jessie Rogers (Limerick Diocese) who will lead a three day process of discernment and prayer. Fr Peter McGrail will present the d...

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Synod 2020 Talks

Monday the 15th of July

As we move towards the next phase of our Synod Journey we are delighted to announce a series of talks that will help us to better understand some of the pressing concerns of the Church and society as we continue to discern the Church that God is calling us to be.The first talk, The Quiet Revolution ...

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Synod around the Archdiocese

Monday the 3rd of June

Our Synod Listening is in full swing around the Archdiocese and Synod Members are finding a whole array of creative and inspirational ways of inviting as many people as possible to reflect on and respond to our Synod Questions. In St John’s, Kirkdale, a whole programme of Synod activities is under...

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Remembering our Initial Meeting of Members

Wednesday the 22nd of May

On Saturday 9th February a hundred Synod Members gathered in Chorley for the first meeting of Member at which the vision and context for the Synod was shared and explored. This short film recalls that event and shares something of the spirit that underpins Synod 2020. With the local listening now ha...

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