While we will find more ways to present this information in the coming weeks, an initial overview of results is available on this page.
Voting was broken down into two parts:
In the first part Synod members were asked to asked to look at the Recommendations and respond in one of 4 ways: The second part asked people to say which were the three most important, of all of the Recommendations.The results from both parts are shown on the graphs on this page, although only with the titles of each recommendation, not the full wording of each. This should be read in conjunction with the full recommendations available here.As well as these two images, graphs for each of the Recommendations can be viewed here. The images to the right can be clicked to view them larger.
a. This is a high priority which the Archdiocese should enact soon
b. This is an excellent idea but not at the top of my list
c. This doesn’t strike me as vitally important
d. This is not the right way forward for us in the Archdiocese
The results from both parts are shown on the graphs on this page, although only with the titles of each recommendation, not the full wording of each. This should be read in conjunction with the full recommendations available on the resources page, to download as a word document here
, or in full on the recommendations website here
Pastoral Planning Process
The results of the Synod, as well as all the work that has taken place over the last few years is being fed into a Pastoral Planning Process. From July 12th – July 16th the Archbishop, his Council and the Pastoral Plan Group will go away for 5 days and start to engage with this material. This will be an intensive time to pray, discern and to decide what will be in the Pastoral Plan. This work will take some time, but the Plan will have to be ready to be launched on the 1st Sunday of Advent 2021.
This Pastoral Planning Group is made up of people from the Diocese, men and women, priests and lay people and it has on it 6 people from around the country who work in different church setting who can help in the crafting of the Plan because of their breadth of experience. This is the list: Avril Baigent (Northampton Pastoral Ministry Advisor), Amy Cameron (H+N Coordinator for Faith and Mission), Fr Thomas Clarke, Steve Davies (Missio), Fr Richard Ebo, Sue Faulkner, Karen Foong (Nottingham), John Griffin (Salford), Fr Philip Inch, Helen Jones, Fr Grant Maddock, Martin Miller, Fr Peter McGrail, Fr Matthew Nunes and John Sergeant (L’Arche UK). Archbishop Malcolm will come together with this group and his Council to work on the Pastoral Plan. Members of his council are: Bishop Tom Williams, Mgr John Devine, Cn Chris Fallon, Cn Michael Fitzsimons, Fr Phil Gregory, Cn Stephen Maloney, Cn Tom Neylon,
Cn Aidan Prescott, Fr Tony O’Brien, Fr Godric Timney, Fr Matthew Nunes and Fr Philip Inch.
We want to thank everyone who has been involved and given so much to this process, our Members, Observers and all those in parishes and deaneries who have given so much over the past few years, and also those from beyond the Archdiocese who have contributes to our Synod. Thank you!