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.
As a result of the consecration of the Revd Canon Dagmar Winter as Bishop of Huntingdon a casual vacancy has arisen amongst the clerical members representing the Diocese of Newcastle in the Lower House of the Convocation of York.
The vacancy is to be filled under Rule 23 of the Clergy Representation Rules.
The Presiding Officer for the election is Canon Shane Waddle. The Electoral Registration Officer is Jackie Thompson.
The timetable to fill the election is as follows:
|Notification to electors of the election timetable to be followed|
in the diocese and issue of nomination papers
|Wednesday 25 September 2019|
|Notification of the validity of any nominations||As soon as the nomination is received|
|Closing date for nominations||Thursday 24 October 2019|
|Issue of ballot papers||Wednesday 30 October 2019|
|Closing date for return of ballot papers||Thursday 21 November 2019|
|Day of the count||Friday 22 November 2019|
|Name and address of the proctor elected and result sheet |
to be sent to the Clerk to the Synod and to the Election
|Not later than fourth working day|
after the date of the declaration of
Forms supporting the election process have been despatched. For ease of reference these are included
in the table below:
|CV19 01||Notification of the election to fill a casual vacancy|
|CV19 02||Nomination form to be used|
|CV19 03||Notes to accompany the process|
Please contact the Presiding Officer, Canon Shane Waddle, if you have any questions about the above.
Tel: 0191 270 4114
The 2015 Elections to the General Synod have now been completed and the following were elected to serve:
House of Laity
JOHN CHRISTOPHER APPLEBY
ISABELLA MAY MCDONALD-BOOTH
Proctors in Convocation
CATHERINE RUTH PICKFORD
JOHN ROBERT SINCLAIR
DAGMAR WINTER (served to 3rd July 2019)
Use this link to download the form of Return of Election Result for the House of Laity
Use this link to download the form of Return of Election Result for the Proctors in Convocation
The full list of candidates who stood for election was:
House of Laity (three places):
|APPLEBY, John Christopher|
|AYERST, John Brendan Ogilvy|
|BISHOP, Cynthia Dorothy|
|BULL, John William|
|McDONALD-BOOTH, Isabella May|
|PEARSON, John Stephen David|
Proctors in Convocation (three places):
|APPLEBY, Janet Elizabeth|
|BUXTON, Nicholas Alexander Vavasseur|
|CURTIS, Anthony Gordon|
|MARKS, Allan Willi|
|PICKFORD, Catherine Ruth|
|ROBINSON, Peter John Alan|
|SINCLAIR, John Robert|
|STOBER, Brenda Jacqueline|
The Members of the two houses who were elected in October 2010 to serve for five years were:
Members of the House of Laity
Dr John Bull,
Mrs Margaret White,
Canon Carol Wolstenholme,
Members of the House of Clergy
The Revd Janet Appleby,
The Revd Canon John Sinclair,
The Revd Canon Dr Dagmar Winter,.