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Synod 2020 Talks

Monday the 15th of July

As we move towards the next phase of our Synod Journey we are delighted to announce a series of talks that will help us to better understand some of the pressing concerns of the Church and society as we continue to discern the Church that God is calling us to be.

The first talk, The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis: A Synodal Catholic Church by Fr Gerry O'Hanlon SJ is on Monday 7 October. Talks are monthly and take place in Hope University Chapel. We begin at 7:30pm (tea and coffee from 7pm) and conclude at 8:45pm. An optional night prayer follows at 9pm. Each talk includes a time for questions. The full programme is below.

All are welcome. Please advertise these talks widely, encourage others to attend, and do join us for what promises to be an inspirational and enriching series.

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Synod 2020 Talks

Monday 7 October 2019
The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis: A Synodal Catholic Church
Fr Gerry O'Hanlon SJ

Monday 11 November 2019
Faith & Theology in Later Life
Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle

Monday 9 December 2019
Complex Catholicism: Discovering the Reality of Young Catholics in England and Wales
Stephen Davies

Monday 13 January 2020
Faith in the Family
Dr Dominika Kurek-Chomycz & Prof John Sullivan

Monday 17 February 2020
The Church in an Individualistic Society: Today's Economic Inequality - Where is the Church?
Rt Rev Dr Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth

Monday 9 March 2020
The Church as Fragmented Mirror
David McLoughlin

Monday 20 April 2020
Participating in Christ's Ministry in the 2020s
Kate Wilkinson & Rev Dr Peter McGrail

The talks are hosted by Liverpool Hope University and take place in Hope Chapel - entrance by Chapel or Gateway Building.
Timings:  Tea and Coffee from 7pm. Talk begins at 7:30pm. Concludes at 8:45pm. Optional Night prayer follows at 9pm.
Access: Disabled parking available on the Liverpool Hope campus.
Do I need to attend all 7 talks? Talks are stand-alone - you can attend one, more, or all of them as you are able - and they assume no specialist knowledge. 
Other information: All talks include a time for questions.