It is planned to have 7 synodal pathway meetings on-line with the various pastoral areas in different groups. These meetings will take place beginning on the week of January 16th and continuing on the following week. Clergy and all members of the pastoral councils will be invited to join these introductory meetings, giving an explanation of what the synod is about and leaving time for discussion, questions and how to go about things at local level. Arising from this it is hoped that the first 4 weeks of Lent would be allotted to local discussion and then if possible to have a diocesan gathering at some point after Easter, Covid restrictions permitting. Many thanks to the DPC for their help in organising this and also the ‘digital challenge’ group within that.