Diocesan Synod Members

Members of the Diocesan Synod are either:

  • elected by their Deanery Synod
  • nominated by the Diocesan Bishop
  • ex-officio due to the role that they hold within the Diocese of Newcastle

Members who are ex-officio are:

Post Member holding the post
President The Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Newcastle
Vice President: Chair of House of Clergy The Revd Canon Brian Hurst
Vice President: Chair of House of Laity Canon Izzy McDonald-Booth (also GS Member)
Suffragan Bishop of Berwick The Right Reverend Mark Wroe
The Dean The Very Revd Lee Batson
The Archdeacon of Northumberland The Ven Rachel Wood
The Archdeacon of Lindisfarne The Ven Catherine Sourbut Groves
The Chair of the Diocesan Board of Finance Canon Simon Harper
The Chair of the Diocesan Advisory Committee Canon Roger Styring
The Chair of the Education Board The Revd Gill Alexander
General Synod Members

The Revd Canon Ian Flintoft; the Revd Robert Lawrance; 
the Revd Claire Robson; Lt Gen Robin Brims; Nicola Denyer;
Canon Izzy McDonald-Booth

Nominated by Bishop's Council Liz Kerry, Chair of the DMPC
Nominated by Bishop's Council Roger Windass, Chair of the Houses & Glebe Cttee
Nominated by Bishop's Council Margy Tasker-Brown, President Mothers Union

Members serving on Diocesan Synod from 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2024 are as follows:

Alnwick Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
Alison Hardy Robert Arkless
Helen O'Sullivan Hugh Williams
Vacancy (from 15/11/2023) Vacancy
Vacancy (from 09/10/2023) Vacancy
Vacancy (from 01/08/2021) Vacancy
  Vacancy

Bamburgh & Glendale Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
Louise Taylor-Kenyon Carole Field
Brian Hurst Carol Griffiths
  Vacancy

Bedlington Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
Ian Hennebry Christine Brown
Stephanie Hunter Lynne Craggs
Catherine Macpherson John Hamilton
Sarah Moon Susan Ramshaw
Vacancy  

Bellingham Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
Sarah Lunn Jane Abrams
Vacancy Alice Murray
  Jill Swaile

Corbridge Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
Tom Birch Gwyn McKenzie
David Kennedy Vacant
Vacancy (from 23/10/2023) Vacant
  Vacant
  Vacant

Hexham Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
David Glover Joyce Charlton
Steve Wright John Mitchell
Vacancy Andy Morsman
  Carol Wilson

Morpeth Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
Chris Groocock Gary Holmes
Anthony O'Grady Hilary Knox
Simon White Val Pope
Vacancy (from 09/11/2023) Janice Robinson
Vacancy (from 07/11/2023) Vacancy
Vacancy (from 01/01/2023) Vacancy

Newcastle Central Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
Andii Bowsher Carol Barclay
Peter Dobson Ruth O'Hagan
Ben Doolan Vacancy
Mike Hills Vacancy
Clare Maclaren Vacancy
Allan Marks Vacancy
Pauline Pearson Vacancy
Andrew Shipton Vacancy
[Vacancy] Vacancy

Newcastle East Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
Helen Gill Louisa Fox
Neal Terry Matthew King
[Vacancy] Vacancy
[Vacancy] Vacancy
[Vacancy]  
[Vacancy]  

Newcastle West Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
Paul Allinson Jacqueline Atkinson
Christine Brown Aidan Evans
Allison Harding Meg Fisher
James Mcgowan Jennie Jones
Neil Heslop Vacancy
Vacancy  

Norham Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
Sarah Hills John Ayerst
Rachel Hudson Vacancy
Vacancy Vacancy

Tynemouth Deanery

House of Clergy House of Laity
Rae Caro Nicola Denyer (Also GS member)
Steve Dixon Emma Doran
Adrian Hughes John Appleby
Hannah Cleugh Vacancy
Vacancy Vacancy
Vacancy Vacancy
Vacancy Vacancy
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