Diocese of Shrewsbury

Synod 2023: For a Synodal Church

Questionnaire for St Paul’s parishioners

The parish team has considered a short list of questions for your review -> St Paul’s Parish Poynton Synod Questions. Note that all parishes have decided on their own approach and will have compiled a different list of questions for their parishioners.

Synod theme Image

Communion, Participation, Mission

In October 2021 Pope Francis started a two-year synodal process based on mutual listening. The overall theme is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission”. This two-year ‘synodal’ process is taking place in the Catholic Church that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. For more detailed information, see:

During this consultation process, every member of the Church has the right to speak. It is an invitation for us, in the Catholic Church, to ‘walk together’ by listening to one another.

Pope Francis says “what is under discussion at synodal meetings are not the traditional truths of Christian doctrine. The Synod is concerned mainly with how teaching can be lived and applied in the changing contexts of our time.”

Synod 2023 update, April 2022: The initial “Listening Phase” has come to its conclusion. 

[1 Jul 22]