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.

Meeting dates in 2023

The most recent meeting of the Diocesan Synod was a meeting held on Saturday 13th May at Newcastle Cathedral. Use this link to see the supporting papers which are available in the archive.

The next meeting of the Diocesan Synod takes place on:

  • Saturday 15th July from 10:00 to 13:00 (at the Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School, Rothbury NE65 7RJ)

Other dates for Diocesan Synod for 2023 are:

  • 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.

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