The Diocese of Newcastle covers the beautiful and deeply rural county of Northumberland, the most sparsely populated area in England. Small rural parts of County Durham and Cumbria are also within Newcastle Diocese.
The countryside is facing many changes and challenges. The Church, present in so many of our small and remote rural villages and hamlets where other services and facilities have vanished, is well-placed to play its part in supporting and strengthening rural community life. It does this most effectively when working in partnership with others.
The Revd Jonathan Mason became Rural Affairs officer for the Diocese in summer 2016.
To read more about the Rural Strand within our Diocesan Vision, click here.
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