As part of the worldwide consultation ahead of the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October 2023, the Diocese of Westminster will launch the first stages of its Synodal Path with a liturgy at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 16th October. This will be followed by a time for listening which takes place in our parishes during November and the first part of Advent.

Each parish will follow the pathway best suited to their situation, with a diversity of resources made available to assist them. The main question the preparatory document suggests for discussion is: A synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, ‘journeys together’. How is this ‘journeying together’ happening today in your local Church? What steps does the Spirit invite us to take in order to grow in our ‘journeying together’?

The time of listening with be followed by a presentation of what has been heard at a pre-synodal diocesan meeting in the Cathedral and Cathedral Hall on 15th January.

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