The AGM is usually held in May or June, often at Blagdon Hall, with the kind permission of Viscount Ridley.  AGM business usually includes the appointment of the Officers and Committee Members; the Committee Chairs provide an update of activity and progress in the past year, and the annual accounts are presented (after examination by an independent auditor). The AGM is often followed by an annual lecture given by a notable speaker, and then a buffet is served. All Members are invited to the AGM.

The 2020 AGM is postponed due to the covid – 19 outbreak.

It was due to be held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 18 May in the Clock Room, Blagdon. Click here for papers.

Minutes of the 2019 AGM

Previous annual lectures:


The Hon. Andrew Joicey

‘Wind farm development in Northumberland. What are the concerns?’



Rt Revd Mark Tanner, Suffragan Bishop of Berwick

‘Holy Community Spaces or Whole Community Spaces?’
Appropriate use and development of rural church buildings for the whole community around Northumberland.’



Mr William Browne Swinburne

The Decline of ‘Defence’ as a social motivation and its future effect on the Rural Economy.



Lord Beith

Neglected Treasures: Some of our Region’s most threatened buildings – its non-conformist Chapels, Churches and Meeting Houses



Dr Bernard Trafford

An Ancient Grammar School in Northumberland and Newcastle: Place and Tradition. But What of its Future?



Lord Vinson

In Wilderness Lies the Soul of Mankind. Or Why Northumberland is Special: An Economic and Social Tour de Horizon



Lord Shipley

Growth, Conservation and ‘Nimbyism’



Professor Simin Davoudi, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University

Environment, Wellbeing and Fairness in the North East of England



Venerable Geoff Miller, The Archdeacon of Northumberland

It’s not all in Ruins! A short reflection on the contribution of local churches to the cultural heritage of the North East.