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Together, listening to the Holy Spirit,
let us be led by God


"Enlarge the space of your tent"
The Working Document for the Continental Stage

Summarised Version
Summary of the Working Document for the Continental Stage


Questions to Consider

 Question 1
What did the parish learn about itself from the synodal process? How much of what was produced in the parish report was reflected in the diocesan report? What progress have you made in addressing some of the issues you identified in April 2022?

 Question 2
What were the areas where there were major differences between what you considered important and the issues that were addressed in the Diocesan Report? How might some of those matters be introduced into your work as a parish? Have you considered the Recommendations at the end of the Diocesan Report? How relevant are any of them to your work?

 Question 3
In Question 1 & 2 you will have reflected on the process of the synod in your parish and the product of it- what you are starting to do. What are the key messages that all parishes could use to decide how they manage to share the faith and to support those on the periphery? Are there general truths that you would want to share? What is God calling us to be through the synodal process?

Previous Synodal Documents

  • St Dyfrig's Synod Report
  • All Hallows' Synod Report
  • Cardiff Archdiocesan Synodal Report
  • National Synthesis England and Wales
  • Resources

  • Introduction video
  • SYNOD A5 Leaflet
  • The Synod Process (updated)
  • Synod Preparatory Document
  • Synod Communion Participation and Mission Questions
  • Suggested Readings for Team Representatives
  • Synod group process
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    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.


    Contact Details

    If you wish to discuss any aspect of the Synod or would like to organise
    a session please contact us on:

    Alan de Ste Croix 

    Margaret Priest

    Marita Fernandez

    Diane Franks-Herbert



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