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Governance and policy
The Cathedral’s Measure 1999 is the legislation that sets out how Cathedrals are governed.
The three groups which make up the ‘body corporate’ are:
- The Chapter
- The Cathedral Council
- The College of Canons
The Dean and Chapter are the principal governing body of the Cathedral. They meet monthly to oversee all operational and financial matters, as well as receive advice from the Cathedral Council and College of Canons.
Members of Chapter:
- The Dean of Newcastle, the Very Reverend Geoff Miller
- Canon for Music and Liturgy, the Reverend Canon Clare MacLaren
- Canon for Outreach and Discipleship, the Reverend Canon Peter Dobson
- The Archdeacon of Northumberland, the Venerable Mark Wroe
- Diocesan Canon for Mission and Discipleship (vacant)
- Mr David Bilton (Bishop’s appointment)
- Ms Edna Beveridge (Bishop’s appointment)
- Mr Eric Jubb (congregational appointment)
- Mr David Lawrence (congregational appointment)
The Chapter has two sub-committees that meet regularly to advise Chapter on specific issues: the Finance Committee and the Towards a Safer Cathedral Group.
The Cathedral Council
The Cathedral Council is an advisory body that is made of the wider community including the business sector, academic sector and Honorary Canons. The council meets quarterly and the Bishop of Newcastle is invited to every meeting.
Chair of Cathedral Council: Mr Tony Glenton
The College of Canons
Our College of Canons brings together a wide geographical reach and rich expertise. The Canons are ambassadors for the Cathedral and offer us wise counsel. The College of Canons is composed of Honorary and Lay Canons appointed by the Bishop and it supports the life of the Cathedral in many different ways. The members of the College of Canons are the Bishop, the Dean, Suffragan and full-time Assistant Bishops, the Archdeacons and every Lay and Clerical Canon of the Cathedral. The Chapter seeks to keep the College of Canons informed about the work of the Cathedral and may seek its views on various matters.