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Synodality Formation I

For Deans and Chairs of Deanery Synodal Councils (DSCs), for DSC members, Clergy, Religious and any other parishioners in leadership positions who may wish to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of synodal practice.

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Synodal Formation


Invitation to Synodality Formation Sessions

To support the synodal process you may be interested in attending synodality formation which Pastoral Development Department are rolling out across the Archdiocese. Chairs, Deans and Secretaries are strongly encouraged to attend the same sessions as they will be facilitating the DSC meetings. However, no process can be truly synodal unless all participants understand what it means and how it is achieved. So, we would like to open the invitation further to include members of the Deanery Synodal Councils, non DSC clergy and religious, and anyone who is leadership in parishes/ministry so we can all benefit from this training of how we can best work synodally.

This formation offers a chance to deepen our understanding of synodal ways in conducting meetings and operating as a synodal body. We will be looking at practical aspects of synodality and provide some guidance, while modelling listening to one another throughout the session. 


The formation sessions will be held in six venues across the diocese. The dates and times of the meetings are below - please register via the link to Google Forms below or on the word form (link provided). If you can’t make the session closest to you, you are free to register for any of the sessions. 


The dates and times of the meetings are:

Tuesday, 20 September, 7 - 9pm:

Widnes at St Basil & All Saints Parish Centre

Wednesday, 28 September, 7 - 9pm:

Netherton, Bootle at Our Lady of Walsingham Parish Centre


Friday, 30 September, 7 - 9pm:

Wigan at St Jude's Parish Centre

Wednesday, 5 October, 7 - 9pm: 

Chorley at St Joseph's Harper's Lane Parish Centre


Friday 7 October, 7 - 9pm: 

Croxteth at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish Centre

Thursday 13 October, 7 - 9pm: 

St Helens at St Anne and Bl Dominic Parish Centre


We would kindly request you register via the link to Google Forms below. This will help us ensure we have enough refreshments and appropriate seating available. (The Isle of Man dates are to be confirmed separately).


Links for Registration

Google Forms: 

If you are unable to access the google form, please complete the form in either word or pdf and return to at least five days prior to the session you wish to attend.

Pastoral Development Department
Archdiocese of Liverpool, St Margaret Clitherow Centre, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 1AA   0151 522 1040 

Illustration by Justin Malewezi 

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