Synod Members have been selected from the parish communities, Pastoral Areas, agencies and areas of our Archdiocese and have been chosen to ensure that the rich diversity of our Archdiocesan Community is represented. Every priest with an appointment in the Archdiocese will be a Synod Member ex officio.
open to the presence and activity of the Spirit of God in our world, in our Church and in each person
outstanding in firm faith, good morals, and prudence (cf. Canon 512)
prepared to listen carefully to the needs of the Church in Liverpool Archdiocese
trying to foster a personal prayer life
committed to the Baptismal call to play a part in the Church’s mission
committed to the process of the Synod journey
committed to attendance at meetings and participation in preparation and formation
willing (with guidance and support) to facilitate group discussions
willing to put aside personal agendas to listen with respect and without judgment to the ideas and opinions of others
prepared to gather and record people’s ideas and to feed them back faithfully to the diocese
committed to the work of dialogue and consensus-building in developing proposals
enthusiastic and hope-filled about the future
Those who put themselves forward for this task agreed that they are willing and able to commit to the Synod process for a period of 2 years. Members will be expected to be present for the one and a half days of the Synod and to attend a number of preparatory gatherings which will prepare them to work with other Synod members in their Pastoral Areas to lead local gatherings at each stage of the Synod journey.