Bishops' Diaries

Download 2018 Confirmation dates

This is not a full list of the Bishops' engagements, but includes items that may be of particular interest.


1st                         Interviews for the Dean of Newcastle Cathedral                            

3rd         9.30am   St. Cuthbert, Bedlington - Confirmation

4th         11am       Meeting with Retired Clergy - Alnwick

               7pm        Meeting with Area Deans

5th                         Buckingham Palace Garden Party

6th/7th                   Pastoral Advisory Group

10th       9.30pm    Whittingham

11th       11am        Meeting with Retired Clergy – Corbridge

                6pm       St. Paul, North Sunderland Deanery Eucharist

12th       10am       Bishop’s Study Day, Linden Hall

                7pm       Slaley, St. Mary the Virgin

13th       9.30am    Bishop’s Staff Meeting

14th       10am       Newcastle Central Deanery Chapter Meeting

                5pm       Evensong & Bishop’s Reception

15th       10am       Mental Health Commission       

17th       10am       St. Peter, Monkseaton, Confirmation & 80th Anniversary Service

18th       8am         Ecumenical Prayers       

19th       10am       Visit to the Family Gateway Trust, Wallsend

20th       10am       Diocesan Safeguarding Group, Church House

                12noon    Bedlington Deanery Chapter

26th       8.30am     Meeting of Bishops and Archdeacons

               11.30am   Society of Catholic Priests

                2pm         Joint Bishops Staff Meeting with Durham Diocese

27th       7pm           Ordination Supper and Swearing of Oaths

28th       11am         Meeting with Retired Clergy – Church House

                3.30pm    Spirit in Stone – RE Project Launch, St. Nicholas Cathedral

29th       11am         Consecration, York Minster

30th       12noon      Ordination Charge

                4pm         Ordination of Deacons, St. Nicholas Cathedral






2nd        7pm             Evangelistic Event – South Shields

3rd         1am             Confirmation, St Francis High Heaton

4th         8.30am        Deanery Prayers at St Andrew Newcastle

                10am         North East Churches Acting Together Trustees Meeting

                7pm           Area Dean Gathering

6th         10am           Bishops in Mission Meeting

7th/8th                       Cell Group

9th                             Miners picnic, Woodhorn

                7pm           Youth for Christ Event, Newcastle Cathedral

10th       9.30am        Confirmation, St Mary Blyth

                6pm           Confirmation, Christ Church North Shields

11th       9am             Holy Communion, Church House

                2pm           Mothers’ Union Meeting

                7pm           Northumberland and Newcastle Society AGM

12th       9am             Bishop’s Study Day

13th       7.30am        Holy Communion, Cathedral

                9.30am      Bishop’s Staff Meeting

                4pm           3 Rivers MAT Members Meeting

                6pm           Diocesan Ministry Council Meeting

14th       5pm             Evensong and Bishops’ Reception, Cathedral

16th       8.30am        Abseil Hexham Tower

                10am         Readers Executive Meeting

19th       9am             Interviews for IME2 post

                7pm           Local Ministry Evening

20th       11.30am      Northern Church Leaders Ecumenical Visit, Darlington

22nd-24th                  Mission Weekend, Amble

26th       8.15am        Bishops and Archdeacons meeting

                12noon      City Centre Ministers meeting

                2pm           Joint Staff meeting with Durham Diocese

                7pm           Clergy Dinner

27th       11am           School Leavers Service, Cathedral

                7pm           Ordination Supper

28th       4pm             Evening office at Shepherds Dene

29th       11am           Consecration, York Minster

                4pm           Evening office at Alnmouth

30th       11.30am      Bishop’s Charge

                2pm           Ordinations, Cathedral