Diocesan Synod Elections

Elections to the Newcastle Diocesan Synod 2024

For help and support with this page please contact elections@newcastle.anglican.org or telephone Church House 0191 270 4100 and ask for the Diocesan Secretary.

The current triennium for the Newcastle Diocesan Synod ends on 31 July and it is time to elect representatives from the 12 deaneries to serve on the Diocesan Synod for the next tiennium.

The nomination period is open from 1 June to noon on 24 June. Those wishing to be nominated must complete and submit a nomination form (available below or from Church House). The nomination needs to be supported by a proposer and a seconder. The proposer and seconder must be a qualified elector in that they are members of the relevant house of the deanery synod.

If the number of nominations exceeds the number of places then a vote will be required and members of the deanery synod are the qualified electors for such a vote. Each will be issued with a ballot paper.

Eligibility to be nominated

(1) A clerk in Holy Orders who is a member of a deanery synod is qualified for election by the house of clergy of that deanery synod as a member of the diocesan synod.

(2) A clerk in Holy Orders may not stand for election by more than one deanery synod.

(3) A lay person is qualified for election by the house of laity of a deanery synod as a member of the diocesan synod if the person is an actual communicant aged 16 or over –

(a) whose name is on the roll of a parish in the deanery,

(b) whose name is on the community roll of a cathedral church in the deanery which is not a parish church,

(c) who, in a case where the area of the deanery includes Westminster Abbey, St George’s Chapel, Windsor or the cathedral church of Christ in Oxford, is declared by the dean to be a habitual worshipper, or

(d) who is declared by the leader of a mission initiative in the deanery to be part of the worshipping community involved in the initiative.

(4) A person whose name is on the roll of more than one parish must choose one of the parishes concerned for the purposes of paragraph (3)(a).

(5) A person who is part of the worshipping community involved in a mission initiative which is in more than one deanery, or who is part of the worshipping community involved in mission initiatives in different deaneries, must choose one of the deaneries concerned for the purposes of paragraph (3)(d).

Key dates

Nomination period: 1 June 2024 to noon on 24 June 2024

Voting period: 27 June to 11 July 2024

Places available

As agreed by Diocesan Synod 02/12/2023

Deanery Allocation for House of Clergy membership Allocation for House of Laity membership
Alnwick 3 5
Bamburgh & Glendale 2 3
Bellingham 2 2
Corbridge 3 5
Hexham 3 4
Morpeth 4 5
Norham 3 3
Bedlington 4 4
Newcastle Central 9 8
Newcastle East 4 3
Newcastle West 5 4
Tynemouth 7 6
TOTALS 49 52

Nomination forms for the House of Clergy

Deanery of Alnwick (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Bamburgh and Glendale (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Bellingham (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Corbridge (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Hexham (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Morpeth (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Norham (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Bedlington (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Newcastle Central (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Newcastle East (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Newcastle West (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Tynemouth (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)

Nomination forms for the House of Laity

Deanery of Alnwick (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Bamburgh and Glendale (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Bellingham (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Corbridge (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Hexham (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Morpeth (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Norham (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Bedlington (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Newcastle Central (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Newcastle East (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Newcastle West (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)
Deanery of Tynemouth (or use this link for form in Microsoft Word)

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