The Synod on Synodality

Background:  In October 2021, Pope Francis called the Church to join in a “Synod on Synodality,” a three-year process for the entire church to pray, listen to each other and walk together as we move forward in the life of the Church. A small group of lay people at Glastonbury Abbey answered that call and formed The Lay Synod Initiative. It is important to remember that the synodal process does not end when the report from Rome comes out in 2024. Therefore, there will be many updates to these pages.

1. For the original report presented by the Lay Synod Initiative Committee submitted in 2023: click here;

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2. The PowerPoint synopsis on the “Continental Phase Draft Document” in 2023:  click here;

3. Synthesis Report from the Synod of Bishops 2024: click here;

4. Lay Synod Initiative Report listening Sessions submitted in 2024: click here.

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