Diocese of Newcastle

Coronavirus latest


The latest Church of England advice on the Coronavirus pandemic can be accessed here


Whilst Government guidance has been revised to allow certain activities to take place in church buildings, it is still vital that the necessary hygiene and social distancing precautions are kept in place. It may not be possible for all church buildings to open so please check with individual churches to find out if they are opening for individual prayer or public worship (from 4th July). Click here to find a church.

Please note the recently distributed advice from the Bishop of Newcastle to parishes about annual meetings, elections, etc due to take place in 2020. Click here.

Please click here for a list of some of our parishes who are live streaming worship.

Advice for clergy on reopening for public worship click here.

Advice for clergy on re-entering closed church buildings click here

For online resources, including resources for children, young people and families who wish to worship at home, click here.

For some examples of good practice in Newcastle Diocese during this coronavirus pandemic, please click here.

The latest Safeguarding advice - click here

For 'Caring for church buildings during the pandemic - advice for parishes', click here

Church House is currently closed. For a list of telephone numbers if you need to contact a member of staff, click here.

Diocesan Registry


Please note that in line with most organisations, our Diocesan Registrar Laura Peace and Deputy Registrar Jane Lowdon are now running the registry remotely and working from home. It would assist them greatly if anyone wishing to contact the registry could do so by email. Please also scan and send any documents by email. There will be little opportunity in the immediate future for us to visit our offices to pick up any post. Jane can be contacted on: Jane.lowdon@sintons.co.uk, telephone 0191 226 7827 and Laura at: Laura.peace@sintons.co.uk, telephone 0191 226 7832