The Newcastle Diocesan Synod is the representative governing body of the Diocese of Newcastle. In it, Bishops, along with elected clergy and lay people, meet together to discuss the issues facing churches across the Diocese and make decisions about their common future.
The clergy and laity of Diocesan Synod are elected from each Deanery by the members of Deanery Synods.
Other members of Diocesan Synod include the Bishop of Newcastle, the Bishop of Berwick, the Dean of Newcastle, the Archdeacons of Northumberland and Lindisfarne, and the clergy and laity elected by the Diocese to the General Synod.
The Synod also has a role in representing the views of Newcastle Diocese to the General Synod and wider national Church, particularly when asked to do so by the General Synod or Bishop’s Council.
Meeting dates in 2023
Dates for meetings of the Diocesan Synod in 2023 are reserved as follows:
- Saturday 13th May from 10:00 to 13:00 (venue: Newcastle Cathedral)
- Saturday 15th July from 10:00 to 13:00 (venue to be advised)
- Saturday 16th September 10:00 to 13:00 (venue to be advised)
- Saturday 25th November 10:00 to 13:00 (venue to be advised)
Information and papers from previous meetings are available in the archive.