Synod 2021 – 2023

Click here for a full copy of the National Synthesis. A huge thank you to all who have participated so far in the Synodal Process and ask for continued prayers as we journey together towards being a Synodal Church.

The Bishops of England and Wales have stated, “The Holy Spirit is asking us to be more synodal”. To this end our next Synodal Action Group meeting is at 10.45 to 12 on Saturday, 26th November in Holy Redeemer Church Hall. We will be looking at the Document for the Continental Stage which all Catholics across the globe have been invited to send in responses. The document can be downloaded at https://www.synod.va/en/highlights/working-document-for-the-continental-stage.html

You can send your responses by going to the diocesan website abdiocese.org.uk .

Do join us at our meeting, everyone’s contribution is so important.

Click here for a copy of the feedback from the Synod of Bishops 2023 For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission, Synthesis of Responses from the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton for your information.

The Parish of the Good Shepherd is participating in the Synod established by Pope Francis. This participation is in conjunction with the Formation Team of the Diocese. Our Synod Action Group usually meet on a monthly basis, please check the newsletter for details of the next meeting.

Our parish delegate is Margaret Guye who is contactable via email: m.guyeland@yahoo.com.

Calling all the laity! Pope Francis is calling all of us, young and old, parents, single people, those from all backgrounds to be involved in the “Synodal Path” , a way to “walk with Jesus”. It’s purpose is to “inspire us… make our hopes flourish…restore strength for our common mission. To this end our diocese has prepared materials for Parish Advent Groups. All are welcome.

We will keep this page updated as things progress and here is a link to our Diocesan page https://www.abdiocese.org.uk/synod

The Synod Action Group continues to meet in the Holy Redeemer Church hall please see the newsletter for dates . Do come along! All welcome. For more information contact Margaret at m.guyeland@yahoo.com

Click here to read a copy of our report to the Diocese detailing our response so far.

There is an online survey for those who would like to contribute to the Synod process, but are either unable or unwilling to attend in person meeting: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PTZKV3L

The questions and reflection points for the meetings can be found here: https://assets.website-files.com/5ed93a8802f9816a9341c2a2/619520c609db7c2f165f3c18_Synod%20Participants%20Guide%20Comms.pdf

FAQ’s can be found here: https://assets.website-files.com/5ed93a8802f9816a9341c2a2/619529a21b7f6f51c24d2135_Synod%20FAQs%20Nov%202021.pdf

Junior Synod Guide can be found here: https://assets.website-files.com/5ed93a8802f9816a9341c2a2/61952289d5c83f0d72ca3f16_Junior%20Synod%20Leaflet%20E)%20Nov%202021.pdf

Bishop Richard’s Pastoral Letter about the Synod can be read here: https://vimeo.com/617844060

More information about the Synod can be found here: https://www.synod.va/en.html