Newcastle Diocesan Synod
Dates for Diocesan Synod in 2019
Meetings of the Diocesan Synod take place on:
- Monday 22nd July 2019: Finance Open Synod (Budget Consultation)
Venue: Church of St John the Evangelist, Kingston Park Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 2HB
Start time: 6:00pm registration for 6:30pm start
- Saturday 28th September 2019: Formal Diocesan Synod (venue to be confirmed). Start time 10:00am
- Saturday 23rd November 2019: Open Synod Forum (venue to be confirmed). Start time 10:00am
Diocesan Synod held on Saturday 11th May 2019.
The most recent meeting of the Diocesan Synod was held on Saturday 11th May 2019 at the Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School, Silverton Lane, Rothbury NE65 7RJ
Papers which supported this meeting are included below including links to the presentations and sound recordings (either click on the item or paper number or use the download option):
Sound recordings from the Synod are available at: https://soundcloud.com/diocese-of-newcastle
If you have a smartphone or tablet you can download the Soundcloud App.
Diocesan Synod held on Saturday 20th October 2018.
The inaugural meeting of the new Diocesan Synod took place on Saturday 20th October 2018 at Newcastle Cathedral.
Papers which supported the meeting are available below together with links to the sound recordings.
|DS18 12||Agenda for 20th October|
|DS18 13||Minute of 28th April 2018|
|DS18 14||Proposed Budget 2019|
|DS18 22||Safeguarding Report|
Diocesan Synod held on 24th July 2018
An Open Finance Synod took place at St John's Church, Kingston Park on Tuesday 24 July..
This was a single item agenda which began the process of consultation about the Diocesan Budget for 2019. There was one supporting paper for the meeting, paper DS18 11 Budget Consultation 2019.
Download the paper using this link: DS18 11 Budget Consultation 2019
You can listen to the discussions from the meeting using the following link: https://soundcloud.com/diocese-of-newcastle
Diocesan Synod held on 24th July 2018
A meeting of the Diocesan Synod took place on Saturday 28 April at the Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School, Silverton Lane, Rothbury NE65 7RJ.
OPEN SYNOD FORUM: SATURDAY 24 MARCH 2018An Open Synod Forum to receive an update about Growing Church Bringing Hope was held on Saturday 24 March. Over 120 people gathered at the Northumberland Church of England Academy at Ashington to hear about progress with Growing Church Bringing Hope and to meet the Revd Ben Doolan who has been appointed to lead the Diocesan Resource Church (see the news article using this link)
|Paper Reference||Item Description||Link to sound recording|
|Link to full sound recording||Main Sound File|
|Welcome & Worship||Sound file 1|
|Introduction to the Forum||Sound file 2|
|Bishop Christine and Ben Doolan||Sound file 3|
|Update on the 5 Strands||Sound file 4|
|Common Ground in Sacred Space||Sound file 5|
|Church Planting Strategy (presentation)||Sound file 6|
|Church Planting (plenary session)||Sound file 7|
|DS18 01||Diocesan Resource Church||Sound file 8|
|DS18 02||Resourcing Clusters||Sound file 9|
|Closing Prayers||Sound file 10|
|Rural Strand||Rural Strand Strategy Paper|
Diocesan Synod held on Saturday 30th September 2017
A meeting was held at the Josephine Butler Campus, Northumberland Church of England Academy, Ashington NE63 9RY. A full set of sound recordings from the meeting are available using this link or you may select the individual items from the the table below.
|Item 1||Welcome and worship (sound recording)|
|Items 2-6||Opening Business (sound recording)|
|Item 7||Presidential Address: Bishop of Newcastle (sound recording)|
|Item 8||Setting God's People Free (presentation) (sound recording)|
|Item 8||Setting God's People Free (response) (sound recording)|
|Item 9||Progress with Growing Church Bringing Hope (sound recording)|
|Item 10||Budget 2018 (sound recording)|
|Items 11-12||Synodical Business (sound recording)|
|Final prayer||Closing Prayer (sound recording)|
|DS17 10||Agenda 30 September 2017|
|DS17 11||Minutes of the Diocesan Synod held on 20 May 2017|
|DS17 12||Agenda Item 10: Budget proposal 2018|
|DS17 12B||Agenda Item 10: Accompanying paper to DS17 12|
|DS17 13||Agenda Item 11: Elections to Diocesan Synod 2018|
|DS17 14||Agenda Item 8: Setting God's People Free (summary report)|
|DS17 14A||Agenda Item 8: Setting God's People Free (precis)|
|GS2056||Agenda Item 8: Setting God's People Free (full report)|
Budget Consultation 2018: Have your say
A consultative meeting of the Diocesan Synod was held on Monday 24 July to begin the Budget Consultation for 2018.Papers supporting the consultation are available below together with sound recordings
Responding to the Budget Consultation
You are invited to engage with the consultation process and should you wish to offer comments or proposals for the Finance Group to consider please address these, by 10 September 2017 to:
Post: Budget 2018 Consultation, Church House, St John's Terrace, North Shields NE29 6HS (for attention of Shane Waddle)
Diocesan Synod Archive
Use this link to visit the Synod Archive: see information from previous meetings of the Diocesan Synod