Synodal process

Join us in January

You are most welcome to participate in these meetings in the Sacred Heart parish rooms to pray, discuss, listen and respond to the diocese

We will run three sessions to focus on Communion | Participation | Mission and we should be able to welcome you with a tea or coffee.

either Tuesday Mornings (after mass)   Thursday Evenings
on 10.30am-12.30pm or 7pm - 9pm
  11th, 18th and 25th   13th, 20th and 27th

Let us know if you're interested by emailing, saying whether you're available for the Tuesday or Thursday session. We can then send you a reminder just before the each session.

Attendance is flexible however, so if you can't make one session, or need to switch days, we can accommodate this. You may also just turn up on the day if you wish.

To help you Prepare

The diocese has published all materials needed:

Watch the Bishop's Pastoral Letter, and read some of the guides and background. In case you can't join our group sessions, you will also find information about how you as an individual may also send your response directly to the bishop.

To get a better understanding of what is being asked of us, and why, please watch this excellent 20 minute video from the Bishops' Conference: ttps://

To read how Pope Francis explained Synodality, please use these links to Vatican documents

  1. his introduction back in 2015

  2. his homily from October

  3. his address at the opening of this Synod

Your own personal prayer and reflection will help you to listen to what God wants you to come forward and contribute


Bishop Richard will present his summary of the feedback received during an online meeting on 9 March 2022 at 7.30pm To book:

If you have other questions about our Synodal Process then please contact