Following the completion of the listening exercise that was carried out as part of the Synod 2021 – 2023, we are now continuing with the second phase of our ongoing diocesan listening process. This will focus on identifying the pastoral priorities for the diocese as we move forward from the pandemic.
The report of the first phase has now been submitted to the Bishops’ Conference and can be read here .P2M - Synodal Synthesis Report - Diocese of Leeds
A second listening meeting will take place in each parish, with online and written submissions welcome too.
We ask the Holy Spirit to guide us as we listen and speak about these 3 questions in the light of Evangelii Gaudium 28.
The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration. In all its activities the parish encourages and trains its members to be evangelizers.
(Evangelii Gaudium 28)
- What, within our current practice as a parish and diocese, helps to fulfil this vision?
- What would our parish and diocese look like if this vision was being fully lived?
- What practical steps can we take to move towards that fully lived reality?