Family Synod Survey

synod-of-bishops 1

Family Synod Survey


synod-of-bishops 1


In November 2013, the Vatican released the official preparatory document on the upcoming synod of bishops on the family, revealing key topics the synod’s discussion will focus on. The document contains a general discussion of themes relating to the family as well as a survey to allow “the particular Churches to participate actively in the preparation of the Extraordinary Synod, whose purpose is to proclaim the Gospel in the context of the pastoral challenges facing the family today.”


In other words, this is YOUR chance to actively respond to a call from YOUR Church for YOUR views and concrete data on the themes that the Synod will discuss.


One way that our parish is facilitating this discussion and contribution is to make the survey available online as a form. In this way, you can complete the survey and send it to us confidentially and securely. Your contributions will then be reviewed and collated and, where appropriate, submitted to the diocese.


We would ask that you take the time to read the preparatory document before completing the form. The survey also mentions some Church documents. Links to all of these are given below. 


Your completed survey must be submitted by 6th December 2013 so as to facilitate the views and data being collected, reviewed and submitted.


The Survey

The survey form at parish level has now been closed. Thank you to all those who submitted a response.


If you find any technical problems with the survey, please email


Other Useful Links

Just click on any of the documents below to be brought to those documents.


Preparatory Document Issued by the Vatican

The Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World (Familiaris Consortio) (1981)

The Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes) (1965)

Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum)(1965)

On the Regulation of Birth (Humanae Vitae) (1968)

The Light of Faith (Lumen Fidei) (2013)

The Code of Canon Law



 F - famiglia“The life of a family is filled with beautiful moments: rest, meals together, walks in the park or the countryside, visits to grandparents or to a sick person… But if love is missing, joy is missing, nothing is fun. Jesus gives always gives us that love: he is its endless source. In the sacrament he gives us his word and he gives us the bread of life, so that our joy may be complete.” (Pope Francis, 2013)