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Pastoral letter 27th June 2021

Following the recent Synod, The Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcom McMahon, has written a Pastoral letter to be read in all churches in the Archdiocese.

Synod Pastoral Letter

Pray for a Successful Synod

Synod 2021
The Archdiocesan Synod takes place next Saturday 19th June. Attached is a Week of Prayer for the Synod to be
prayed each day this week. Please pray for our Synod members.
Father of love and compassion,
with trust in your great mercy we place our Synod into your hands. Be with each member of our
Synod and guide them with the help of Your Holy Spirit. Give us all the wisdom and the courage to
respond in new ways to the challenges we face and to the needs of our brothers and sisters,
so that we may become ever more closely the Church you are calling us to be.
We make this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Download the Synod prayers below

Synod Prayer

Synod 2020 Recommendations

SYNOD 2020
The Archdiocesan Synod takes place on 19th June and Synod Members are currently discerning how they
will vote on the recommendations that have emerged. A full list of these recommendations are attached to
the newsletter this weekend, and you are invited to let our Synod members know your views by indicating
next to each recommendation, on a scale of 1-5, whether you think that recommendation is
not important (1) or urgent (5). The deadline for responses is Sunday 30th May.

The full list of recommendations can be found by clicking the link in yellow below.

Synod Recommendations 9 May



Day of the Lord – an open letter from The Bishops of England and Wales

The Bishops of England and Wales have issued a letter of reflection with thoughts about the Pandemic and how to embrace church in the future.

Download on the link in yellow below.


Pastoral Letter 25th April 2021

The Archbishop has written a pastoral letter to be read at all masses on Sunday 25th April 2021.

It can be read by downloading from the link below.



Synod Update Autumn 2020

Synod 2021
Following the Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter about the next phase of the Archdiocesan Synod, copies of the
Synod proposals for each of the themes will be attached to the newsletter over the next three weeks.
This week the theme is: ‘Sharing the Mission of Jesus’ Each theme has a number of headings with an
‘affirmation’ and a series of proposals.
At the beginning of December, our Synod members will be asked to indicate which of those affirmations
and proposals they consider should go forward for discussion at the Synod next year. To assist them in this
task, you are asked to take the proposals home with you for consideration, and to indicate for each theme
2 affirmations and 5 proposals which you believe should be the subject of the Synod discussions.
Each week there will basket at the back of Church for you to place your suggestions.

please click the documents below to view each theme

Synod Theme 1

Synod Theme 2 

Synod Theme 3


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