Our online survey providing the questions of the Holy See's quesionnaire on the family has now CLOSED. However, some of our dioceses are still accepting responses for a limited time.

The Online Survey has now CLOSED

However, some of our dioceses are still accepting responses to the Holy See’s family questionnaire:

Leeds, Menevia, Plymouth, Westminster close on Friday, 6 December.

Shrewsbury closes for responses on Friday, 13 December.

Lancaster closes for responses on Saturday, 14 December.

To complete the questionnaire, you can download the MS Word pro-forma below or from the top right-hand corner of this page.

For details of where to send your response, visit our Diocesan Contacts page.


We also have a large print version of our preparation pro forma available for download:

The accessibility MP3 below accompanies the large print pro forma above and will help if you have a visual impairment:

Lineamenta Document

On this page you can read the synod’s preparatory document – or Lineamenta.

Download a PDF of the document here.

1980 Synod on the Family

You can also look back on the last Synod of Bishops meeting on the family held in 1980 that resulted in the document Familiaris Consortio.

Visit our full section.