Diocesan Synod

Welcome to Newcastle Diocesan Synod

Dates for Diocesan Synod in 2018

Meetings of the Diocesan Synod take place on:

  • Saturday 20 October 2018: Inauguration of the new Diocesan Synod, St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle. Start time 10:00am
  • Saturday 24 November 2018: Open Synod Forum, venue to be confirmed. Start time 10:00am

NEXT MEETING OF THE DIOCESAN SYNOD: SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER at 10:00am

The next meeting of the Diocesan Synod will be the inaugural meeting of the new Synod. The meeting takes place on Saturday 20th October at 10:00am at St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle.

A Eucharist will take place followed by the first meeting. Please note final preparations for the agenda are being made and the agenda and papers will be circulated on Friday 12 October. The agenda will include:

  • Election by the House of Clergy of a Chair of the House of Clergy
  • Election by the House of Laity of a Chair of the House of Laity
  • Adoption of the National Safeguarding Policy
  • Consideration and vote for a proposed budget for 2019
  • A Deanery Synod Motion from Bedlington Deanery which seeks a review of the method for apportioning Parish Share to the deaneries
Paper Number Description
DS18 12 Agenda for 20th October
DS18 13 Minute of 28th April 2018
DS18 14 Proposed Budget 2019
DS18 22 Safeguarding Report

In addition, election papers have been circulated for the elections to various Boards and Committees. The nomination papers to support the election are as follows:

The nomination period runs from Monday 8 October 2018 to noon on Monday 29 October 2018

Paper Number Description
DS18 15 Information: Overview of Structures
DS18 16 Nomination form: Bishop's Council and Standing Committee
DS18 17 Nomination form: Newcastle Diocesan Education Board
DS18 18 Nomination form: Houses and Glebe Committee
DS18 19 Nomination form: Mission and Pastoral Committee (DMPC)
DS18 20A Clergy Nomination form: Vacancy in See Committee
DS18 20B Laity Nomination form: Vacancy in See Committee
DS18 21 Nomination form: Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC)

LAST MEETING OF THE DIOCESAN SYNOD

The last meeting of the Diocesan Synod was an Open Finance Synod which took place at St John's Church, Kingston Park on Tuesday 24 July..

This was a single item agenda to begin the process of consultation about the Diocesan Budget for 2019. There was one supporting paper for the meeting, paper DS18 11 Budget Consultation 2019.

Download the paper using this link: DS18 11 Budget Consultation 2019

You can listen to the discussions from the meeting using the following link: https://soundcloud.com/diocese-of-newcastle

ELECTIONS TO DIOCESAN SYNOD 2018

The nomination period for election to the Diocesan Synod is open from Friday 4th May to 12 noon on Friday 25th May 2018. To be nominated you need to complete a nomination form for your deanery. You must have a qualified elector (eg a member of your deanery synod) nominate and second your nomination.

Nomination forms have been circulated to all qualified electors. The register of electors is open to be viewed at the Diocesan Office (Church House) and corrections to errors or omissions may be made up until noon on 25th May 2018.

House of Laity Please use the nomination form for your deanery
Alnwick Deanery Alnwick House of Laity Nomination
Bamburgh & Glendale Deanery Bamburgh Glendale House of Laity Nomination
Bedlington Deanery Bedlington House of Laity Nomination
Bellingham Deanery Bellingham House of Laity Nomination
Corbridge Deanery Corbridge House of Laity Nomination
Hexham Deanery Hexham House of Laity Nomination
Morpeth Deanery Morpeth House of Laity Nomination
Newcastle Central Deanery NCL Central House of Laity Nomination
Newcastle East Deanery NCL East House of Laity Nomination
Newcastle West Deanery NCL West House of Laity Nomination
Norham Deanery Norham House of Laity Nomination
Tynemouth Deanery Tynemouth House of Laity Nomination
House of Clergy Please use the nomination form for your deanery
Alnwick Deanery Alnwick House of Clergy Nomination
Bamburgh & Glendale Deanery Bamburgh Glendale House of Clergy Nomination
Bedlington Deanery Bedlington House of Clergy Nomination
Bellingham Deanery Bellingham House of Clergy Nomination
Corbridge Deanery Corbridge House of Clergy Nomination
Hexham Deanery Hexham House of Clergy Nomination
Morpeth Deanery Morpeth House of Clergy Nomination
Newcastle Central Deanery NCL Central House of Clergy Nomination
Newcastle East Deanery NCL East House of Clergy Nomination
Newcastle West Deanery NCL West House of Clergy Nomination
Norham Deanery Norham House of Clergy Nomination
Tynemouth Deanery Tynemouth House of Clergy Nomination

DIOCESAN SYNOD: SATURDAY 28 April 2018 at 10:00am

The most recent meeting of the Diocesan Synod took place on Saturday 28 April at the Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School, Silverton Lane, Rothbury NE65 7RJ.

Paper reference Item Description
AUDIO Sound recording taken at the Synod
DS18 03 Agenda
DS18 04 Minutes of a meeting held on 30 September 2018
DS18 05 Financial Statements 2017
DS18 05a Summary Financial Statement for 2017
DS18 06 Contingency Budget Planning 2018
DS18 07 Annual Reports 2017 
DS18 08 Elections to Diocesan Synod 2018
DS18 09A Update: Resource Church for Diocese of Newcastle
DS18 09B Mission Strategy
DS18 09C Church Planting Strategy
Misc. Item PowerPoint Slides to support Item 9.1 General Synod Report
Misc. Item Amending Canons 36 and 37 to support Item 9.2
Misc. Item Briefing note: West Tyne Schools informal consultation

OPEN SYNOD FORUM: SATURDAY 24 MARCH 2018

An Open Synod Forum to receive an update about Growing Church Bringing Hope was held on Saturday 24 March. Over 120 people gathered at the Northumberland Church of England Academy at Ashington to hear about progress with Growing Church Bringing Hope and to meet the Revd Ben Doolan who has been appointed to lead the Diocesan Resource Church (see the news article using this link)

Paper Reference Item Description Link to sound recording
  Link to full sound recording Main Sound File
  Welcome & Worship Sound file 1
  Introduction to the Forum Sound file 2
  Bishop Christine and Ben Doolan Sound file 3
  Update on the 5 Strands Sound file 4
  Common Ground in Sacred Space Sound file 5
  Church Planting Strategy (presentation) Sound file 6
  Church Planting (plenary session) Sound file 7
DS18 01 Diocesan Resource Church Sound file 8
DS18 02 Resourcing Clusters Sound file 9
  Closing Prayers Sound file 10
Rural Strand Rural Strand Strategy Paper  

 

The most recent formal meeting of the Diocesan Synod took place on Saturday 30th September 2017 at 10:00

Venue: Josephine Butler Campus, Northumberland Church of England Academy, Ashington NE63 9RY

A full set of sound recordings from the meeting are available using this link or you may select the individual items from the the table below.

Paper Item Description
Item 1 Welcome and worship (sound recording)
Items 2-6 Opening Business (sound recording)
Item 7 Presidential Address: Bishop of Newcastle (sound recording)
Item 8 Setting God's People Free (presentation) (sound recording)
Item 8 Setting God's People Free (response) (sound recording)
Item 9 Progress with Growing Church Bringing Hope (sound recording)
Item 10 Budget 2018 (sound recording)
Items 11-12 Synodical Business (sound recording)
Final prayer Closing Prayer (sound recording)
DS17 10 Agenda 30 September 2017
DS17 11 Minutes of the Diocesan Synod held on 20 May 2017
DS17 12 Agenda Item 10: Budget proposal 2018
DS17 12B Agenda Item 10: Accompanying paper to DS17 12
DS17 13 Agenda Item 11: Elections to Diocesan Synod 2018
DS17 14 Agenda Item 8: Setting God's People Free (summary report)
DS17 14A Agenda Item 8: Setting God's People Free (precis)
GS2056 Agenda Item 8: Setting God's People Free (full report)

Budget Consultation 2018: Have your say

A consultative meeting of the Diocesan Synod was held on Monday 24 July to begin the Budget Consultation for 2018.

Papers supporting the consultation are available below together with sound recordings

Paper Item Description
DS17 09 Budget Consultation 2018
DS17 09B Budget Consultation 2018 Parish Share Projection
Vision Sound recording of Bishop Christine's presentation
Plenary 1 Feedback from table discussions about the VISION
Budget Simon Harper's presentation (Chair of the Board of Finance)
Plenary 2 Feedback from table discussions about the BUDGET
Parish Share Liz Kerry's presentation (Vice Chair, Board of Finance)
Plenary 3 Feeback from the table discussions about PARISH SHARE

Responding to the Budget Consultation

You are invited to engage with the consultation process and should you wish to offer comments or proposals for the Finance Group to consider please address these, by 10 September 2017 to:

E-mail: info@newcastle.anglican.org

Post: Budget 2018 Consultation, Church House, St John's Terrace, North Shields NE29 6HS (for attention of Shane Waddle)

Diocesan Synod Archive

Use this link to visit the Synod Archive: see information from previous meetings of the Diocesan Synod

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