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 meeting of the Diocesan Synod will be held on Saturday 26 November 2022 from 10:00 to 13:00 at the Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School, Silverton Lane, Rothbury NE65 7RJ.

To register for the meeting please e-mail info@newcastle.anglican.org or telephone 0191 270 4100.

Supporting papers

Paper Number Description
DS22 07 Agenda for 26 November
DS22 08 Business Transacted 24 September
DS22 09 Environment Policy (for agreement)
DS22 10 Deanery Synod Elections 2023 (for agreement)
DS22 11 Budget Proposal 2023 (for agreement)


Meeting dates in 2023

Dates for meetings of the Diocesan Synod in 2023 are reserved as follows:

  • Saturday 4th March from 10:00 to 13:00 (venue to be advised)
  • Saturday 13th May from 10:00 to 13:00 (venue: Newcastle Cathedral)
  • Saturday 15th July from 10:00 to 13:00 (venue to be advised)
  • Saturday 16th September 10:00 to 13:00 (venue to be advised)
  • Saturday 25th November 10:00 to 13:00 (venue to be advised)

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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