General Synod Members
The Diocese of Newcastle is represented at the Church of England's General Synod by three Members of the House of Laity and three 'Proctors in Convocation' or members of the House of Clergy.
More information about the General Synod can be found using this link.
Lower House of the Convocation of York: Representation of the electoral area comprising the Diocese of Newcastle
Holding of an election to fill a casual vacancy
The Revd Dr Benjamin Carter was elected on 22nd November 2019 to serve as a clerical member representing the Diocese of Newcastle in the Lower House of the Convocation of York. Dr Carter filled the casual vacancy caused by the consecration of the Revd Canon Dagmar Winter as Bishop of Huntingdon.
The Presiding Officer for the election was Canon Shane Waddle
GENERAL SYNOD MEMBERS
Those serving for the period October 2015 - July 2020 as representatives of the Diocese of Newcastle are as follows:
House of Laity
JOHN CHRISTOPHER APPLEBY
ISABELLA MAY MCDONALD-BOOTH
Proctors in Convocation
JOHN ROBERT SINCLAIR
BENJAMIN HUW CARTER (elected 22nd November 2019)
DAGMAR WINTER (served to 3rd July 2019)
CATHERINE RUTH PICKFORD (served to 22nd May 2020)