A Synod for the Archdiocese of Liverpool

Our journey to Synod 2020 began with a year of prayer (as part of our preparations for the Eucharistic Congress and Pilgrimage). We are now beginning the next stage of our journey. This web site will help you to become fully equipped to play your part.

Discussions will take place, which will begin from the fact that we are not only about managing decline, but we are trying to catch a vision that will move us forward towards missionary discipleship, so that we do not simply follow Jesus but we take the Gospel message to others.

Our Diocesan Advent Prayer which we used last year says, ‘Help us to become the Church you are calling us to be’. This is the call of our Synod.

I invite everyone to be part of this adventure: To those who feel far from God and the Church, to all those who are fearful or indifferent, I would like to say this: the Lord, with great respect and love, is also calling you to be a part of his people!

In October 2020 our Archdiocese, priests and people together, will meet to reflect on what we have heard and vote on specific proposals that have arisen from the discussion and sharing in our parishes and pastoral areas. I have decided to work in this way because I believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in the bishops, priests and people of the Archdiocese. So I need each one of you to play your part in our Synod process. Without you we will not hear the call of God guiding us and walking with us on our journey.

Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool