Diocese of Newcastle

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.

Those serving for the period October 2015 - July 2021 as representatives of the Diocese of Newcastle are as follows:

House of Laity

DR JOHN CHRISTOPHER APPLEBY

CANON ISABELLA MAY MCDONALD-BOOTH

CANON CAROL WOLSTENHOLME

Proctors in Convocation

THE REVD CANON JOHN ROBERT SINCLAIR

THE REVD DR BENJAMIN HUW CARTER (elected 22nd November 2019)

THE REVD CLAIRE ENGLISH ROBSON (elected 15th July 2020)

Dagmar Winter served to 3rd July 2019 and was replaced by Benjamin Carter.

Catherine Ruth Pickford served to 22nd May 2020 and was replaced by Claire Robson.

More information about the General Synod can be found using this link.

July 2020

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 Claire Robson was elected on 15th July 2020 to serve as a clerical member representing the Diocese of Newcastle in the Lower House of the Convocation of York. Claire Robson filled the casual vacancy caused by the resignation of the Revd Catherine Ruth Pickford in preparation for her move to the Diocese of London as Archdeacon of Northolt.

The election result is available using this link.

The Presiding Officer for the election was Canon Shane Waddle

November 2019

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 election result is available using this link.

The Presiding Officer for the election was Canon Shane Waddle