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Synod 2020 Website Launched

Friday the 12th of October

On Friday 12 October 2018 our website, synod2020.co.uk was officially launched during a Synod Meeting for Priests at St Joseph's, Wrightington. The website, which is the go-to place for all information about our Synod 2020 journey, was designed and built by komok web design. Commenting on the l...

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Paving the way towards 2020

Thursday the 11th of October

This article first appeared in the Catholic Pic in May 2018. Since the Archbishop announced the Synod in his Pastoral Letters in October and December 2017 you may be thinking, it has all gone quiet, what is happening?In one sense it has all gone quiet – that is because this first Year, October 201...

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Getting ready for Synod Sunday

Wednesday the 10th of October

Sunday 21 October 2018 is Synod Sunday and the day we begin the next stage of our Synod journey. Over the coming days your parish will receive various resources for Synod Sunday including a liturgy pack, a pastoral letter from Archbishop Malcolm, and a set of leaflets to be distributed over the...

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Synod 2020: A New Vision

Wednesday the 10th of October

This article first appeared in the Catholic Pic in January 2018. When he became Pope in 2013 Pope Francis issued a challenge to the whole church. It was in the form of an Apostolic Exhortation called The Joy of the Gospel. He invited us all to have a daily encounter with Christ who changes lives and...

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Recruiting a Synod Administrator

Friday the 5th of October

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced administrator to support the Synod Coordinator and Episcopal Vicars for Evangelisation and Formation with the associated work of the Synod from its preparatory stages to its implementation.Full details and how to apply can be found on the main Arch...

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Pastoral Letter: Sunday 10th December 2017

Friday the 5th of October

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,The season of Advent is very short this year – it is only three weeks and one day long – and this means that Christmas will be upon us before we know it. Inevitably our preparations for the great feast will gain a heightened sense of urgency as the days pas...

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Pastoral Letter: Sunday 1st October 2017

Friday the 5th of October

Dear friends,In the Gospel we have just heard a call is made and we are offered two contrasting responses. God calls us and each one of us is invited to respond.I know that every day across the parishes of our diocese people are generously responding to God’s call. The compassion of Christ is bein...

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