ROOT & BRANCH SYNOD for dignity and inclusivity
in the Catholic Church
10 - 12 SEPTEMBER, 2021
ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH CONFERENCE CENTRE, STOKE GIFFORD, BRISTOL
A Synod that, instead of ending with women, starts with them
Joanna Moorhead called in The Tablet in January 2020 for “a Synod that instead of ending with women starts with them.”
We heard her call for action.
Sr Myra Poole, SND, a lifetime campaigner for women’s ordination, will open the Synod. Our remit is to return to the inclusivity modelled by Jesus, which includes but is not limited to the dignity & equality of women in the Church.
We are honoured that Prof. Mary McAleese will give our keynote speech on Canon Law, the Church and Human Rights legislation.
She will be joined by the noted art historian Dr Ally Katuesz, and other
exciting speakers and leaders, to be announced.
The Synod will agree a set of actions to take us forward. They will be presented to the institutional Catholic Church by the People of God.