In May 2011, the Diocese of Broken Bay celebrated its 25th anniversary. In recognition of this important milestone, Bishop David Walker, after consulting both the Council of Priests and the Diocesan Pastoral Council, announced that he would be convening a Diocesan Synod in Broken Bay.
The Synod Timeline presents the key events that led to the formation of the Synod Statements and the consultations and gatherings that occurred after this process.
Presented in this brochure, along with the Synod Statements, are some reflections which may provide insight as to some of the terms used in the statements, and some questions that may be used for discussion so that the statements can be applied in a variety of contexts.
A leadership consultation was undertaken during March 2012. This involved engaging with the Clergy at their Twilight Conference, conducting regional meetings with Catholic School Leaders and facilitating a combined meeting for Diocesan Agency leaders.