Most of you will, in some way, have taken part in the “information gathering phase” of the forthcoming “Synod on Synodality”. The information gathered has been distilled into a report by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

This report (National Synthesis Document) describes the diocesan phase of the synod on synodality between November 2021 and March 2022, seeking to capture the essence of what emerged from the unprecedented participation by the People of God in England and Wales in a world-wide synod process.

It is drawn from over 700 pages of reports from the dioceses and other church organisations, associations and movements that were sent to the national synthesis team.

We would urge you all to read the National Synthesis Document.