The Bishops’ conference of England and Wales has now published their national synthesis and reflections on the synodal process. This can be found via this link: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/bishops-reflection-synodal-national-synthesis/
What is clear in the local and national conversations is that no matter what emerges from the Synod of Bishops in Rome in 2023, the work which has begun in our dioceses and organisations must continue so that we focus on the mission of the Church in which all the baptised participate in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in today’s world. Here in Hexham and Newcastle Diocese we are committed to the synodal pathway with various groups now reflecting on what has been heard and forming plans for the next steps. The beauty of synodality is that everyone has a part to play, everyone is invited to reflect on what ‘walking together’ means for them and we can all contribute in growing as a synodal Church.