Synodal Pathway

Summary documents:

TOWARDS OCTOBER 2024 – Second Meeting of the General Assembly of the Synod Council

The work of the Synod continues in preparation for the final session in October 2024. The first meeting of the Synodal Assembly was held in Autumn 2023 and an extensive report was published and a copy can be accessed via 2023.10.28-ENG-Synthesis-Report.pdf (

A summary of the points raised is available here: The-Synod-Report-October-2023

You can also read a copy of the summary report here: Synod Report: A Church that involves everyone and is close to world’s wounds – Vatican News.

Synodal Pathway summary 24 March 2022 Final (002)

Combined points from parish survey and Syn Path Final April 2022 (002)

Synodal Pathway Zoom Meeting:

From Teresa Clarke (Synodal Pathway Representative) and Paul O’Connor (Deacon):
Please join us online on Thursday 25th November to share your ideas about what the Church is doing well and what the Church could do better. Your thoughts and ideas will be gathered to be shared first with the Bishops of England and Wales and then with the worldwide Church at the Synod in Rome in 2023.
Topic: Synodal Pathway – Listening Session
Time: Nov 25, 2021 07:30 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 857 5794 8478

Synodal Pathway background and documents:

In his recent pastoral letter Cardinal Vincent introduced the Synodal Pathway. Pope Francis has asked every parish and diocese to follow this pathway over the next few months. It is an opportunity for us to listen to each other, to journey together, and to ask the Holy Spirit to guide us forward as the church.

The Participant’s Guide and prayer card are below. Please read them carefully and thoughtfully so that you can reply to the questions either by posting your responses using the form below in the box at the back of church, attending a group discussion (dates to be confirmed), or emailing your replies direct to
Thank you.
Teresa Clarke, 01727 855026

PLEASE NOTE: There is a Zoom parish meeting about the Synodal Pathway on Thursday 25 November at 7.30, log in details are shown above. There will also be Synodal Pathway listening conversations after all Masses on 4-5 December.

Pastoral letter – 211003 Pastoral Letter – Synodal pathway

Listening conversation response form (editable Word doc)

Listening conversation response form (PDF)

Journeying Together – Participant’s Guide

Synod Prayer Card

Bishop’s Synod Preparatory Document

Vademecum for the Synod on Synodaity: handbook for listening and discerning in local churches [Vademecum means ‘Go with me’]