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.

On 11 September 2020, advice was circulated advising that the Bishop of Newcastle has granted permission to hold APCMs and Annual Meetings 'virtually' instead of in person. Click here to see the mailing from the Venerable Mark Wroe, Archdeacon of Northumberland and Acting Archdeacon of Linidsfarne.

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.

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

Church House reception and the Resources Centre have reopened. However, a number of staff are continuing to work from home. For up to date contact details please click here

Diocesan Registry


In line with most organisations, Laura Peace is now running the registry remotely and working from home. It would assist Laura 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. Laura's email address and phone number are: Laura.peace@sintons.co.uk, telephone 0191 226 7832