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Diocesan Secretary

Profile shot of the Diocesan SecretaryGeraldine Newbold 


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  • Geraldine was appointed Diocesan Secretary in January 2023
  • She is a solicitor by background who qualified in 1999. 
  • After a long career working for local authorities she took up a position at the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in 2016, becoming its CEO and Clerk two years later.
  • After six years at the Tribunal, Geraldine admits she had “itchy feet’ wanting to give something back to her community. “I’ve always tried to ‘add value’ to all the positions I’ve held,” she says. 
  • Surrey ‘born and bred’, apart from 18 months in Essex, she has spent her entire life living in the county. 
  • Geraldine worships at a church in the diocese which she first attended as a small child.
  • She lives with her husband and rescue cat, who she confesses is ‘spoiled rotten’.
  • In her spare time, she tries to fit in a little exercise and occasional archery, but admits neither are her natural forte!

Read more about Geraldine in the press release issued at the time of her appointment.

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