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.


DDiocesan Calendar



Bassenthwaite Festival
Posted Tuesday 31 March 2015
St John and St Bega Churches, Bassenthwaite, Fri 29 to Sat 30 May

Organ Music at Crosthwaite
Posted Monday 9 March 2015
Crosthwaite Parish Church, Keswick. Tues 28 Apr, 7.00pm. Ian Hare (Crosthwaite Parish ...


Roof repair funding joy for Cumbrian churches
Posted Friday 27 March 2015
Five Cumbrian churches have benefited to the tune of nearly £200,000 to help fund roof ...

Ancient crypt opened as part of church flood ...
Posted Wednesday 18 March 2015
An ancient crypt which contains the remains of a noblewoman has been opened temporarily as ...

The Bishop of Penrith signs pledge to ...
Posted Tuesday 10 March 2015
The Bishop of Penrith has added his support to a cross-denominational pledge for social ...


As the Diocese of Carlisle prepares for a 'Vocation Sunday' in April and a Vocations Fair in October, three interviewees tell how they listened to what God wanted of them.
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Bassenthwaite Festival http://t.co/S8eUY2zk4gabout 5 hours ago

Roof repair funding joy for Cumbrian churches http://t.co/B7UctdWLuz4 days ago

Kendal South Choir say Farewell to Ian Thompson http://t.co/xzwX62GWmd5 days ago

Some beautiful Springtime snow this morning at @rydalhall the Christian retreat centre for @CarlisleDiocese. http://t.co/XDsvILgcYd5 days ago