The Synod of the Diocese of Newcastle has elected Bishop Peter Stuart as the 14th Bishop of Newcastle at a Special Session of Synod held on Saturday November 25, 2017.

The new Bishop was elected with a two-thirds majority at what was a very prayerful and positive Synod. Bishop Peter accepted the nomination at the conclusion of the Synod.

President of Synod, Archdeacon Sonia Roulston, says, “Bishop Peter brings significant gifts of leadership and collaboration. He has a passion for ensuring our churches are safe places for all people, and also for engaging in life-giving conversation with a wide range of people.”

The Bishop Nomination Board thanks everyone for their prayers and respectful engagement.

Please pray for the Bishop Elect and their family as they prepare for this new ministry.

“We give thanks for Archdeacon Arthur Copeman and Bishop John Stead who also accepted nomination to the Synod and we assure them of our prayerful good wishes,” Archdeacon Sonia said.

Bishop Peter Stuart will be installed at 7pm on Friday February 2, 2018, at Christ Church Cathedral.

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