Diocese of Newcastle

Coronavirus latest


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


Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of 23rd March, the Archbishops have written to clergy in support of the measures requiring that churches must now close both for private worship and public services.

Our church buildings are therefore now closed for public worship, private prayer and all other meetings and activities except for vital community services until further notice.

The Prime Minister's announcement can be viewed here and the Archbishops' letter to clergy can be viewed here.

Please note the recently distributed to 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.

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