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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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Easter Reflections

Friday the 26th of April

Together on the RoadReflections for Easter 2019We are delighted to share a series of Easter Reflections which introduce our Synod Questions with Gospel reflections over four consecutive Sundays beginning with the third Sunday of Easter (5 May 2019).Third Sunday of Easter (5 May): Breakfast on the Sh...

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Theological Talks at St Charles & St Thomas More

Monday the 8th of April

The Parish Council of St Charles and St Thomas More have arranged a series of Theological Talks as part of their local preparations for Synod 2020. They extend an invitation to the whole Archdiocese to join them as they listen and pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.All of the talks begin at 7p...

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Highlights of our Synod Opening Ceremony

Tuesday the 12th of March

Watch extended highlights of our Synod Opening Ceremony held at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Sunday 3 February 2019.With thanks to Wes and the team at Hatch for producing this film.

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Synod 2020 Solemn Proclamation: Poster

Monday the 4th of March

We have made the text of the Solemn Proclamation of Synod 2020 available as a poster to be displayed around the Archdiocese. This Proclamation, given at the Cathedral during our Synod Opening Ceremony on Sunday 3 February, signals the official announcement of Synod 2020.Click here to download as pdf...

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Initial Meetings of Members

Saturday the 16th of February

Over the last week there have been three initial meetings of Synod Members at Chorley (9 February), LACE (13 February), and Christ the King, Liverpool (19 February).The first meeting, at St Joseph's, Chorley, was filmed and the talks are available below. The programme for the meetings is also a...

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'A new day is breaking; a new dawn is rising.'

Monday the 4th of February

At a Service in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Sunday afternoon, 3 February 2019, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon inaugurated Synod 2020 with the words of the proclamation, ' I hereby decree the convocation of a Synod for the Archdiocese of Liverpool to be held from 17-18 October 2020. ...

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Our Synod Questions

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:Where in your everyday life do you experience love, truth, goodness, hope, and joy?When you reflect on your life now, and as you look to t...

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Synod Opening Ceremony, Sunday 3 February

Thursday the 31st of January

On Sunday 3rd February at 3pm, the Archbishop, at a special service in the Cathedral, will celebrate formally the calling of a Synod for the Archdiocese of Liverpool. This Service will begin an important period of time leading up to the Synod itself in October 2020. As the Archbishop himself said in...

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Together on the Road: Our Synod 2020 Hymn

Tuesday the 15th of January

Together on the Road is our Synod 2020 hymn. It has been specially composed by Mike Anderson and will be used at the Synod Opening Ceremony on Sunday 3 February at the Metropolitan Cathedral.The words are printed below and we have the music available for download. Together on the Road1. They were to...

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Decree of Convocation

Wednesday the 9th of January

On the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Sunday 6 January 2019, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon issued the Decree of Convocation of Synod 2020.Reflecting on the changes and challenges that we face as the Church today, the Archbishop outlines his hope that Synod 2020 will be an opportunity for us in the Archdioc...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Friday the 7th of December

At the Synod Open Meetings many hundreds of questions were asked or submitted as written questions. The full list of themes covered in the written questions can be found here: Many questions were answered during the events and we hope the answers below go some way to addressing the remainder. These ...

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Lively and challenging discussions at Synod Open Meetings

Thursday the 15th of November

Over 800 people attended one of five Synod Open Meetings held around the Archdiocese over the last few weeks to hear about and share their own thoughts and reflections on the vision and practical arrangements for our Synod 2020 journey. If you were not able to attend any of these Open Meetings ...

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Open Meetings - Sharing the vision of Synod 2020

Wednesday the 31st of October

Around 350 people from around the Archdiocese attended one of the first two Synod Open Meetings held this week at St Joseph’s in Penketh and at LACE in Liverpool.Those present at these lively events heard something of the vision that inspires our Synod journey of prayer, listening, discerning, and...

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