Health & Safety


The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle is passionate about protecting the health and safety of our Clergy, congregations and employees by creating safe and welcoming spaces.

In this section you can find key policies and guidelines to help us stay safe. Health and Safety is not about preventing people from doing things but is about working together to keep all of us safe and healthy.

Covid-19 Response

As part of a review in September 2021, Bishop Robert Byrne CO, in consultation with the Episcopal Council, has taken both Clergy and Lay advice with regards to our Diocesan COVID Control Measures.

Please see the statement in full for more information.

Contact us

Michael McElroy
Health and Safety Advisor

Telephone: 0191 243 3319