WWelcome to Carlisle Diocese

We look after 351 churches and 105 schools, from Barrow in Furness to Bewcastle and Nicholforest, from St Bees Head to Stainmore.

Our mission:
By God's grace to grow God's Kingdom in Cumbria.

Our vision:
To see our Churches growing Disciples of all ages.


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DDiocesan Calendar



Flower Pageant 1916 - 2016
Posted Monday 18 April 2016
Friday 27th May to Monday 30th May at All Saints Church, Boltongate

Penrith Singers Concert
Posted Tuesday 5 April 2016
15th May 2016 - French Connection

Carlisle Cathedral Events
Posted Friday 1 April 2016
May 2016


2,000 souvenir books distributed to mark the ...
Posted Wednesday 20 April 2016
Church leaders have distributed 2,000 free copies of a special souvenir book across Cumbria, ...

24 hour prayer relay to support the God for ...
Posted Tuesday 19 April 2016
A special 24 hour ‘prayer relay’ is to be run across Cumbria to encourage as many people as ...

£1.5 million development plans for St ...
Posted Thursday 14 April 2016
A Carlisle church is seeking planning approval for an ambitious redevelopment which could ...

New director appointed for Cumbria Christian ...
Posted Wednesday 13 April 2016
A director has been appointed to lead the Diocese of Carlisle’s newly-formed learning, ...

Rural ministry training day to be held for ...
Posted Tuesday 12 April 2016
A special training day for clergy and ministers in Cumbria will explore the importance of ...


A short film which explores the work of the Diocese of Carlisle's network of charity shops, OpShops. It comes as our sixth shop - in Penrith - prepares to open.
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GGod for All

A fresh way to help everyone in Cumbria discover more of God and His purpose in their lives, and to encourage churches to be vibrant and loving communities serving and worshipping God.

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PPopular Pages



RT @c_of_e: 'My godmother prayed for me and introduced me to poetry, opera + art of letter-writing' says Bp James #GodparentsSunday @Carlis…3 days ago

RT @LivDiocese: We would like to encourage churches to use this prayer for Hillsborough at Sunday services this week https://t.co/6ID3m96cWX4 days ago

RT @c_of_e: Prayer across Cumbria - A blog on how churches in Cumbria are getting involved in @thykingdom_come https://t.co/SQiifRtVAn4 days ago

AA prayer for those affected by the Cumbrian floods

Creator God, we remember at this time all those whose homes and communities have been damaged by flooding in Cumbria.

In the name of Jesus we give thanks for the courage and dedication of the emergency services who have come to the help and rescue of all in need.

We celebrate the kindness of neighbours in caring for the most vulnerable.

Lastly, we ask in the power of your healing Spirit to rebuild not just the physical communities which are coping with many problems today but also to give us a sense of trust in your goodness through the kindnesses of one another, in Your Holy Name.