THANK YOU for choosing to be part of this global synodal journey.  Whether you are responding by yourself or as part of a group, we appreciate hearing from you.

Before you respond to the Synod questions, please refer to the Darwin Diocese Synod Booklet. This will help you understand the background for this Synod, as well as the suggested process for reflecting and responding.

The Synod poses one fundamental question, followed by ten themes which highlight important aspects of our ‘lived synodality’.  In responding to these questions, it is helpful to remember that “journeying together” occurs in two deeply interconnected ways.  First, we journey together with one another as the People of God. Next, we journey together as the People of God with the entire human family. These two perspectives enrich one another and are helpful for our common discernment towards deeper communion and more fruitful mission.

Your response can cover all the themes, just one theme or a selection of them.  The questions accompanying each of the following ten themes can be used as a starting point or helpful guideline as you reflect on the fundamental question.  Your response to the theme should not be limited by the questions.

The submission can consider points like:

  • Is there a common thread in what was shared? Is there something missing that you had expected would be said?
  • Have you received any particular insight or revelation? What is it?
  • Where did you experience a sense of harmony with others as you shared with one another?
  • What are the feelings of the group? Is there consensus or disagreement?
  • What is the way forward?

Responses close on Tuesday the 05th of April 2022

Thank you for your participation!

While the following questions are not mandatory, they would provide us with helpful information.  Please tick what is applicable to you:

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While online responses are preferred, you may wish to email or handwrite a response. Download the pdf version of the Synod Reflection Response by clicking here or get a copy from your Parish Office and either email it to: or hand it into your Parish Office or Church.