Our Journey to 2020
There is a long journey ahead as we move towards the Synod in 2020, here is a look at a brief timeline of events leading up to the main Synod in 2020.
October 2017 - September 2018 // Prayer
A year of prayer leading up to the Eucharistic Congress, allowing us to prepare ourselves for the period to come.
"Focusing our gaze firmly on Christ is an excellent place to begin our own journey towards Synod 2020" - Archbishop Malcolm
October 2018 // Vision
The Archbishop will share the vision behind Synod 2020 and more details of the rest of the journey that is to come.
November & December 2018 // Members
The members for the Synod in 2020 will be chosen by the Parishes and Pastoral Areas from around the Archdiocese of Liverpool, which stretches from Warrington and Chorley out to the Isle of Man.
February to July 2019 // Listening
The chosen members will assist with the listening and reflection period in Parishes and other places around the Pastoral Areas.
September 2019 - September 2020 // Themes and Proposals
A period of reflection will take place around the themes emerging from the listening period leading to the generation of the proposals to be considered at the Synod in 2020.
October 2020 // The Synod
In October 2020, the members will gather together to vote on the proposals, these will then go forward as recommendations to the Archbishop of future actions.