District Team

Revd. Stephen Lindridge

Revd. Stephen Lindridge

Chair of District

Stephen is husband to Elaine, Dad of 2 great children Ruth & Sam.  As a Methodist Presbyter for over 20yrs, he has become a passionate encourager, reflective thinker, gentle evangelist, prayerful eclectic and naturally ecological… and was an improving golfer. Stephen started serving the District as Chair in September 2015 after six years working as the Connexional Missioner for the ecumenical mission partnership of Fresh Expressions. Stephen returns to the Newcastle District where he began Circuit ministry in 1994.

District Staff

Diane Whitfield

PA to Chair of District



Elaine Lindridge

District Evangelism Enabler



District Staff

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Christine Armstrong

Secretary to Synod




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Chris Horton

Treasurer to District




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David Stabler

Resourcing Mission Enabler



Carolyn Godfrey

Regional Safeguarding Officer



Learning Network

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Tricia Mitchell

Discipleship Development




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Martin Ramsden

Ministry Development




John Boyd

John Boyd

Church and Community Development