Synod 21-23

For a synodal Church

communion - participation -mission

A invitation to chat about the Synod - weekend of 11/12 December

We have an opportunity to come together in the Parish Centre over a cup of tea after 5.30pm Mass on 11th December, and after 9.30am and 11am Mass on 12th December, and have a chat and explore the process that we are now engaged in to provide our responses to the questions posed by Pope Francis. It will take about 30 minutes of your time and will be an opportunity for you to raise any questions. We hope to see you there!

St William's Parish Groups - 28 November 2021

Parish Groups information sheet

Parish Groups response record

7 November 2021

Austen Ivereigh, talks on The synod on synodality: why it matters

Parish Resources 31 October 2021

Synod 21-23 Parish leaflet

There is a brief explanation to the Synod here

Pastoral Letter on the Synod 10 Oct 21

Preparatory Document

The Synodal Process explained

Parish Contacts

Louise Shield

Gerard Bonner

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Support the Synod in Prayer

Synod Prayer

We stand before You, Holy Spirit,

as we gather together in Your name.

With You alone to guide us,

make Yourself at home in our hearts;

Teach us the way we must go

and how we are to pursue it.

We are weak and sinful;

do not let us promote disorder.

Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path

nor partiality influence our actions.

Let us find in You our unity

so that we may journey together to eternal life

and not stray from the way of truth

and what is right.

All this we ask of You,

who are at work in every place and time,

in the communion of the Father and the Son,

forever and ever.


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Other ways to support the Synod in prayer

The Vatican has launched a website and smartphone app to help Catholics pray for the success of the two-year process culminating in the 2023 synod on synodality.
At, Catholics can find information in English, Spanish, and other languages about how to support the synod through prayer.

The Click To Pray app connects Catholics to a global network to share prayer intentions via their smartphones — and will be another way to pray with others during the synodal process. The Click To Pray network has a website and is present on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Full CNA news report here.

24 October 2021

Report on the Opening Liturgy in St Marie's Cathedral on 17 October
It was a joy to come together to begin our Synod journey. We listened to inspiring personal testimonies of individuals’ witness to faith. We received a candle to light, to represent the flame of the Holy Spirit when we meet in groups in due course. Our first meeting as representatives will take on 22nd October, after which we hope to have clarity as to how we move forward in our parish. Let us pray for the Holy Spirit to bring us wisdom and discernment as we meet together.

View the Opening Liturgy here
Opening Liturgy service booklet

Unpacking the meaning of synodality
A 20 minute conversation from bishops’ conference.

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Resources for the Synodal Journey in the Diocese of Hallam

Leaflet to help in Synodal conversations

Synodal Smaller Steps
Question 1:
What are your experiences of ‘journeying together’ as Church in your diocese, your parish, for you personally? What joys, difficulties, wounds have you encountered?
Question 2:
What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through those experiences? And what steps is the Spirit inviting you to take in order for the Church to grow as a synodal Church?

Mini series on Synodality

Synod Working Group Meeting 1

Parish Poster

Getting Started

Austen Ivereigh, talks on Pope Francis' vision for a synodal church.

As the two-year global consultation process leading to the 2023 Synod begins, Venezuelan theologian Rafael Luciani highlights the importance of this epochal event for the Church and the contribution of theologians. Read all here.

Useful Links

Pastoral Letter 10 October 21

Diocese of Hallam Synod Webpage

Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales


Preparatory Document and accompanying Vademecum

CBCEW The Synodal Process

Diocesan Co-Ordinators

Fionnuala Frances

Kevan Grady

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