Selecting Synod Members

Downloads: Selecting Synod Members - A Guide for Parishes
       Selecting Synod Members - A Guide for Pastoral Areas

Synod Members will be selected from the parish communities, Pastoral Areas, agencies and areas of our Archdiocese and will be 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.

Each parish is asked to choose one Synod Member from among the faithful and Pastoral Areas will each send an additional 8 members. The Parish Priest will facilitate the selection in the parish and the Dean will facilitate it in the Pastoral Areas. Other Synod members will be chosen by Archbishop Malcolm to ensure that the diversity of the Archdiocese is well represented.

A Synod Member is a baptized Catholic who is...

Those considering putting themselves forward for this task must be 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.


Downloads:
Selecting Synod Members - A Guide for Parishes
       Selecting Synod Members - A Guide for Pastoral Areas

We also have a created a nomination form at the request of one parish to enable people to put forward names of prospective Synod Members. It is available here for use locally