- Diocese of Newcastle
Diocese of Newcastle Location Ecclesiastical province York Archdeaconries Lindisfarne, Northumberland Statistics Parishes 177 Churches 242 Information Cathedral Newcastle Cathedral Current leadership Bishop Martin Wharton, Bishop of Newcastle Suffragan Frank White, Assistant Bishop of Newcastle[N 1] Archdeacons Geoff Miller, Archdeacon of Northumberland
Dr Peter Robinson, Archdeacon of Lindisfarne
The Diocese of Newcastle is a Church of England diocese based in Newcastle upon Tyne, covering the historic county of Northumberland (and therefore including the northern part of Tyne and Wear). The area of Alston Moor in Cumbria also forms part of the diocese.
The diocese came into being on May 23, 1882, and was one of four created by the Bishoprics Act 1878 (41 & 42 Vict. c. 68) for industrial areas with rapidly expanding populations. The area of the diocese was taken from the part of the Diocese of Durham which was north of the River Tyne, and was defined in the legislation as comprising:
"the county of Northumberland, and the counties of the towns of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Berwick-upon-Tweed, and to include such detached parts of any other county as are under any Act of Parliament deemed to form part of the county of Northumberland, or have been or can be transferred to the county of Northumberland by the justices in general or quarter sessions assembled, and to include also the ancient common law parish of Alston with its chapelries in the county of Cumberland".
- ^ Order in Council founding the Bishopric of Newcastle, London Gazette, May 23, 1882
- ^ The Assistant Bishop of Newcastle is not technically or legally a suffragan bishop, but generally acts as one in every other way.
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