The Synod is a most exciting time in the life of the Church.

A special time of God’s grace for us all.

In his opening homily at the Synod, Pope Francis said that the Synod is “not a political gathering, but a convocation in the Spirit; not a polarised parliament, but a place of grace and communion’.

He went on to say, ‘The Holy Spirit often shatters our expectations to create something new that surpasses our predictions and negativity’.

Comprehensive, up to date, information on the Synod in the The Synodal Times at the back of the Church and our diocesan Synod 2023 Newsletter at