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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Cathedral Events September 2016
Posted Friday 30 September 2016
Thursday 1 September, 12pm   Canon Manley introduces techniques for offering ...

Quiet Day
Posted Tuesday 23 August 2016
South Lakes group is holding a Quiet Day Saturday 8th October 2016, 10:00 for 10:30, at St ...

Knitted Bible Exhibition
Posted Wednesday 3 August 2016
Continuing the 150th re-building anniversary celebrations, St. Peter’s Church, Great Asby, ...


The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust ...
Posted Tuesday 23 August 2016
More than 70 people are to attend a special conference for teachers and support staff of all ...

Seven year old boy’s Coniston Water baptism
Posted Friday 29 July 2016
A seven year old boy has been baptised in Coniston Water after telling his Vicar that his ...

Churches Trust for Cumbria new Development ...
Posted Thursday 28 July 2016
The Churches Trust for Cumbria (CtfC) has appointed a new Development Officer to offer ...

Obituary - The Rev'd Dr Norman Leslie ...
Posted Thursday 28 July 2016
Priest in charge of Westward, Rosley with Woodside, Welton, Caldbeck, Sebergham, Castle ...

Cumbrian church site identified as first ...
Posted Friday 22 July 2016
A north Cumbrian church has been identified as being on the site of the first ever recorded ...


A special celebratory service has marked 11 years of the Diocese of Carlisle's Called to Serve course. During that time, more than 500 people have completed the course and all were invited to Penrith Methodist Church to give thanks. Called to Serve was designed for Christians who want to grow and to serve God more fully.
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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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WWe have moved

The Diocese of Carlisle, Diocesan Board of Finance, Diocesan Board of Education, The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust and the Lancashire and Cumbria Theological Partnership/Cumbria Christian Learning's administrative offices have moved to:

Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XR.
Tel: 01768 807777      Fax: 01768 868918


A list of direct dial telephone contacts for departments at Church House in Penrith is as follows:

Diocesan Secretary: 01768 807760 (Derek Hurton/Eleanor Scott)
Finance: 01768 807761 (Neil Barrett/Angela Platts/Clare Hockenhull)
Property: 01768 807762 (Neal Andrews/Helen Harker)
Secretariat: 01768 807771 (Rosaleen Lane)
House services: 01768 807763 (Ron Sharpe/Post Area)
Communications: 01768 807764 (Dave Roberts)
LCTP/CCL/Training: 01768 807765 (Tricia Turner)
Archdeacons (North & West) & Safeguarding: 01768 807772 (Joy Barrie)

Michael Mill: 01768 807766
Deborah Smith: 01768 807767
Sue Emery: 01768 807768
Nancy Lush: 01768 807769

The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust:
Alison Gerke: 01768 807770