General Synod

The Diocese of Newcastle is represented at the Church of England's General Synod by three Members of the House of Laity and three 'Proctors in Convocation' or members of the House of Clergy.

23 SEPTEMBER 2021: hustings - meet the candidates

A hustings was held on Thursday 23 September to provide electors with an opportunity to meet candidates and ask questions. 

A recording of the husting is available to electors by contacting elections@newcastle.anglican.org

17 SEPTEMBER 2021: Voting period opens

The voting period opened on 17 September and closes at 23:59 on Friday 8 October.

Members of a deanery synod should have received their invitation to vote by e-mail unless they were registered for a postal vote. If you have not received your voting information please contact elections@newcastle.anglican.org or 0191 270 4100

9 SEPTEMBER 2021: Nomination period closed

The nomination period closed at noon on 8 September and the following are standing for election to the House of Clergy and House of Laity.

House of Clergy
 
    House of Laity
 
 
FLINTOFT,
Ian
election address   APPLEBY,
John
election address
HUGHES,
Adrian
election address   BRIMS,
Robin
election address
LAWRANCE,
Robert
election address   DENYER,
Nicola
election address
ROBSON,
Claire
election address   EXHAM,
Sheffield
election address
SINCLAIR,
John
election address   McDONALD-BOOTH,
Izzy
election address
SOURBUT GROVES,
Catherine
election address   SWAILE,
Jill
election address
TAYLOR-KENYON,
Louise
election address      

The voting period will open on Friday 17 September and close at 23:59hrs on Friday 8 October. Those eligible to vote will receive information about how to vote. This information will be sent their e-mail address or postal address where an e-mail is not available.

30 JULY 2021

Elections are being held this year for representatives of dioceses on the General Synod for the next five years. This year, for the first time, the election process will be carried out via the new Church of England Election Portal, facilitated by Civica Election Services. This means that nominations can be made, and votes can be cast, electronically. Members of Deanery Synod without an e-mail address will receive hard copy information by post.

The Diocese of Newcastle is invited to elect:
·       three proctors to the House of Clergy; and
·       three members of the House of Laity.

The nomination period runs from 30 July to 8 September 2021.

It is important that our Diocese is appropriately represented in General Synod by a full complement of members, of all ages and backgrounds, who represent the rich diversity of our communities and church traditions. Please do seriously consider standing yourself or approaching someone you think would have the right kind of gifts and asking them to offer themselves for election.

Please click here to find out more about standing for election to the General Synod.

Please click here to see the names of the of lay electors (and associated deanery synod) at 13 July 2021

Please click here to see the names of the clerical electors (and associated deanery synods) at 13 July 2021

If you know of anyone who might be eligible to serve on General Synod but who will not have received a notice about the nomination period being open, please encourage them to read the material on the Church of England Website and then contact Bethany Hume at the Church House (e-mail elections@newcastle.anglican.org) to obtain a personalised code to enable them to submit their details.

If you wish to be nominated to stand and need a paper nomination form please request a form from the Presiding Officer.

The Presiding Officer for the elections is Canon Shane Waddle (elections@newcastle.anglican.org)

12 JULY 2021

Those following members completed their term of office on 12 July 2021

House of Laity

DR JOHN CHRISTOPHER APPLEBY
CANON ISABELLA MAY MCDONALD-BOOTH

Canon Carol Wolstenholme served until her death on 5th November 2020. Canon Wolstenholme's place was not filled.

Proctors in Convocation

THE REVD CANON JOHN ROBERT SINCLAIR
THE REVD CLAIRE ENGLISH ROBSON

Dr Benjamin Carter ceased on 24th April 2021 on his move to Carlisle Cathedral. Dr Carter's place was not filled.
Dagmar Winter served to 3rd July 2019 and was replaced by Benjamin Carter on 22 November 2019.
Catherine Ruth Pickford served to 22nd May 2020 and was replaced by Claire Robson.

More information about the General Synod can be found using this link.

July 2020

Lower House of the Convocation of York: Representation of the electoral area comprising the Diocese of Newcastle
Holding of an election to fill a casual vacancy

The Revd Claire Robson was elected on 15th July 2020 to serve as a clerical member representing the Diocese of Newcastle in the Lower House of the Convocation of York. Claire Robson filled the casual vacancy caused by the resignation of the Revd Catherine Ruth Pickford in preparation for her move to the Diocese of London as Archdeacon of Northolt.

The election result is available using this link.

The Presiding Officer for the election was Canon Shane Waddle

November 2019

Lower House of the Convocation of York: Representation of the electoral area comprising the Diocese of Newcastle
Holding of an election to fill a casual vacancy

The Revd Dr Benjamin Carter was elected on 22nd November 2019 to serve as a clerical member representing the Diocese of Newcastle in the Lower House of the Convocation of York. Dr Carter filled the casual vacancy caused by the consecration of the Revd Canon Dagmar Winter as Bishop of Huntingdon.

The election result is available using this link.

The Presiding Officer for the election was Canon Shane Waddle

 


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