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The Process

for our Diocese

 



 

 
 

During Lent 2007 the People of Southwark
are all invited to engage in a process of consultation:

To reflect together
To share ideas about the future
To take stock of our resources
To discern how best to use them.
 

 

 

We have begun reflections on a future vision for Southwark. This has been very fruitful, and now it is time to expand the conversation to the whole people of God. Your contribution is very important since all the baptised and confirmed have received the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This enables each one of us to make our unique contribution both to this process and to the ongoing life of the Church.

It is especially important to listen, to hear, to understand, to discern together the present situation. Let us see what God is calling us to do and be in the future.

+ Kevin
Archbishop of Southwark
 

 
 

HOW MIGHT WE REFLECT TOGETHER

 
 


WE PRAY -
everything we do should begin with prayer

WE LISTEN -
with respect and reverence

WE GO DEEPER -
developing key themes that are emerging for us

WE RECORD OUR INSIGHTS -
they will help build up the picture and to discern the emerging vision

REFLECTION QUESTIONS -
are provided to use and adapt as required

 

 
 

A Prayer for the Diocese of Southwark
 

 
 

God our loving Father,
Pour out on us afresh
The gifts of your Holy Spirit
Open our ears to hear your Word
Open our eyes to see your presence
Open our minds to understand your Wisdom
Open our hearts to be more available for your mission
So that strengthened by your grace
We can truly be a sign and instrument
Of your presence in our world today.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

 
 

WHAT YOU CAN DO
 

 
 

Pray for the people engaged in the process
Get involved in the reflection
Share your views and insights
Discern together some practical ways forward
Adapt these resources for your own situation

 

 
 

KEEP an EYE on the
DIOCESAN WEBSITE:
www.rcsouthwark.co.uk