Diocesan Synod

The Newcastle Diocesan Synod is the representative governing body of the Diocese of Newcastle. In it, Bishops, along with elected clergy and lay people, meet together to discuss the issues facing churches across the Diocese and make decisions about their common future.
The clergy and laity of Diocesan Synod are elected from each Deanery by the members of Deanery Synods. 
Other members of Diocesan Synod include the Bishop of Newcastle, the Bishop of Berwick, the Dean of Newcastle, the Archdeacons of Northumberland and Lindisfarne, and the clergy and laity elected by the Diocese to the General Synod.
The Synod also has a role in representing the views of Newcastle Diocese to the General Synod and wider national Church, particularly when asked to do so by the General Synod or Bishop’s Council.

Meeting dates in 2022

The next meetings of the Diocesan Synod will be held on:

  • Saturday 26 November 2022 at 10:00 (venue to be confirmed)

Meeting dates in 2023

In October 2022 we expect to publish the meeting dates for 2023. 

The most recent meeting of the Diocesan Synod was held on Saturday 24th September.

A meeting of the Diocesan Synod was hosted using Zoom Video Conferencing on Saturday 24 September at 10:00am.

Resources from the meeting are available below.

Paper Number Item
Video Presidential Address (Bishop Mark)
Video Introduction to Deployment & Budget Planning (Diocesan Secretary)
Video Deployment (Archdeacons and Chris Elder)
Video Budget Planning (Diocesan Secretary)
BC22 04 Agenda for Saturday 24 September
BC22 05 Business transacted on 7 May 2022
BC22 06 Deployment Presentation
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