Parish 2020

Parish 2020

Building Vital Faith Communities


"Parish 2020 is entrusted with the tasks of hearing our priests, lay leaders and people with a view to renewing the pastoral plan;  bringing the best demographic and planning expertise to bear upon the distribution of our deaneries, parishes, schools and agencies; reduce silos and promoting greater collaboration between parishes in shared activities, resources and planning for the future, and between parishes, schools, agencies and chancery;  ensuring our parishes are sustainable and that they receive the best possible support going forward; all with the goals of the new evangelisation and better pastoral care."
Archbishop Fisher – Address at Clergy Forum – 23 April 2015


In an address to the Clergy of Sydney, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP shared his commitment to ‘ensuring that the whole of our Sydney Archdiocese continues to grow in the great commission Christ gave His disciples to "Go therefore and make disciples" ‘ (Matt 28:19).

Archbishop Anthony spoke of his commitment to ensuring that the people of Sydney continue to encounter Christ and grow in their faith, and has recently launched a new pastoral project called ‘Parish 2020’ with the goal of renewing and strengthening Parishes and communities of the Archdiocese for our future.

Over the coming eighteen months, the Archdiocese will progress through a number of consultation phases, the first of which has begun. Between January and March 2017, the Archdiocese is consulting people across the Archdiocese so as to hear your views and opinions. We invite you to complete an online survey, asking that you approach this task in a spirit of prayerfulness.

The Archdiocese is very grateful to you for taking the time complete this survey, and ask that you keep this initiative in your prayers, asking for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we discern what is best for our Church in Sydney and for all the faithful, now and in the future.

Please click HERE to complete the survey (Survey expires 31 March 2017).

Alternatively click HERE to download a PDF version for completion and return