Diocesan Synod

Meeting dates in 2020

A meeting of the Diocesan Synod was held on Saturday 28th November

A meeting of the Diocesan Synod was hosted using Zoom Video Conferencing on Saturday 28th November at 10:00am.
Papers supporting the meeting and notes following the meeting are included in the table below:

Paper No

Title

DS20 20A

Agenda

DS20 20B

Notes from meeting held on 26 September 2020

DS20 20C

Slides accompanying meeting held on 26 September 2020

DS20 21

Instrument of Delegation: Bishop of Berwick DRAFT

DS20 22

Eco Diocese 
The Synod agreed:
that the Diocese of Newcastle register as an Eco Diocese 

Video: Psalm 65

DS20 23A

Aiming for Carbon Net Zero
The Synod amended the Environmental Policy to:
We must urgently reduce our carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 20230

DS20 23B

Environment Policy 2019

DS20 24

Transformation Next Steps Values and Priorities

Feedback
AIDAN breakout group

BEDE breakout group
CUTHBERT breakout group
EBBA breakout group
ETHELBURGA breakout group
HILD breakout group
OSWALD breakout group
OSWIN breakout group

The Synod:
endorsed the values, priorities and direction of travel presented and discussed (at the meeting)

DS20 25

Budget Proposal 2021
The Synod, sitting as the Board of Finance:
approved the budget

DS20 26A

Clergy Covenant Clergy Resource

DS20 26B

Clergy Covenant Congregation Resource


Diocesan Synod: Saturday 26th September.

A meeting of the Diocesan Synod was hosted using Zoom Video Conferencing on Saturday 26th September at 10:00am.
Papers supporting and arising from this meeting, including video links, are included in the table below:

Paper number item Title
DS20 18 Agenda
DS20 18A Note of the meeting on 27 June
Clergy Covenant The Clergy Covenant for Wellbeing Act of Synod 2020
Clergy Covenant Accompanying note to the Clergy Covenant Act of Synod
Clergy Covenant A document for reflection and action for the clergy
Clergy Covenant A document for reflection and action for local congregations
Clergy Covenant A document for reflection and action for bishops and the wider church
  Presidential Address by the Bishop of Newcastle, the Rt Revd Christine Hardman
DS20 19 Budget Discussion Document 2021
DS20 19B Transcript of the budget plenary feedback
DS20 19B Aidan breakout group
DS20 19C Bede breakout group
DS20 19D Cuthbert breakout group
DS20 19E Ebba breakout group
DS20 19F Ethelburga breakout group
DS20 19G Hild breakout group
DS20 19H Oswald breakout group
DS20 19I Oswin breakout group


Diocesan Synod: Saturday 27th June at 10:00am

A meeting of the Diocesan Synod will be hosted on Zoom Video Conferencing on Saturday 27th June at 10:00am.
Papers to support the meeting are included in the table below:

Paper number Title
DS20 10 Agenda
DS20 11 Transcript from 23rd November 2019
DS20 12 Final Report of the Parish Share Review Group
DS20 13A growing church bringing hope: next stepsA theological reflection
DS20 13B growing church bringing hope: next stepspre Synod questions to think about
DS20 14 Board of Finance Report and Accounts 2019 (subject to approval)
DS20 15 CV to support the appointment to the DAC for the Rt Revd Stephen Platten


Updated 13 March: Postponement of the Environment Open Synod Forum which was due to be held on 21 March

A meeting of the Diocesan Synod in Open Forum was due to take place Synod Forum on Saturday 21st March at the Northumberland Church of England Academy. The Bishops Officer for the Environment, the Revd Mark Nash-Williams, had pulled together a super agenda and workshops to help us focus our efforts on how we respond to environmental issues that we face.

The meeting was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you to all who worked with Mark to prepare the Open Synod Forum. We will circulate a new date as soon as we have that confirmed.

Resources from previous meetings of the Synod

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Use the above link to find information from previous meetings of the Diocesan Synod


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