Reflect on the Gift of Marriage and Family Life

Ahead of the forthcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family in October 2015, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, asked us to reflect with 'true spiritual discernment' on the themes relating to marriage and family life that emerged from the Extraordinary meeting of Bishops held in Rome in October 2014.

The Bishops of England and Wales subsequently published a document to help the faithful reflect and discern on this crucial aspect of Catholic life.

The Call, the Journey and the Mission 667.61 kB

Collated responses were published on 22 September 2015.

2014 Family Survey 154.00 kB


Family Document

This short document from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales is designed to help the faithful reflect and discern on marriage and family li...Read more


Clergy Document

This reflection document for clergy on marriage and family life has been written between the two Bishops' Synods on these crucial subjects at the heart of Ca...Read more

The Bible

Scripture Reflections

Read and reflect using Scripture to consider family situations in the Bible and how they relate to our own lives. Suggestions for small groups. Read more