Diocesan Synod

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.

Next meeting in 2024

The next meeting of the Diocesan Synod will take place on Saturday 13th July at 10:00 at Newcastle Cathedral. This will be the final meeting of the current Diocesan Synod for this triennium.

Papers supporting this meeting are listed below:

Paper Ref Title Notes
DS24 15 Agenda 13th July 2024  
DS24 16 Business Transacted 11 May 2024  
DS24 18 Promulgation of Amending Canon No 43  
DS24 17A Summary of Financial Statements 2023  
DS24 17B Annual Report and Financial Statements 2023  

Other Upcoming meetings in 2024

  • Saturday 28th September at 10:00 at St Mary's Church, Claremont Gardens, Whitley Bay NE26 3SF (this will be the first meeting of the new Diocesan Synod for the new triennium)
  • Saturday 9th November at 10:00 at Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School, Silverton Lane, Rothbury NE65 7RJ

Information and papers from previous meetings are available in the archive.

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