Pope Francis has formally opened The Synod in Rome (9/10 October 2021) with dioceses across the world following the weekend after (16/17 October).

The overall theme is ‘For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission’.

Archdiocese of Birmingham involvement in The Synod

The Diocesan phase runs from October 2021 – April 2022. During which each individual faithful can participate in the diocesan consultation. This phase will end locally with a pre-synodal assembly: the culminating moment of diocesan discernment.

The work to be undertaken across the Archdiocese during the Synodal process will be done in conjunction with the ongoing implementation of the Diocesan Vision, Unfolding God’s Plan

Diocesan point of contact

Canon Paul Fitzpatrick is the Chair of the diocesan Synodal Pathway Committee. You can contact Canon Paul directly at [email protected]