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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Organ Recital
Posted Monday 25 July 2016
St Cuthbert's Parish Church in Seascale is hosting an organ recital on the ...

Celebration of the Solway Art Exhibition
Posted Monday 4 July 2016
Paintings for sale plus craft stalls and cream teas to support St Michael's church tower ...

Concerts at Crosthwaite
Posted Monday 4 July 2016
Organ music of the Lake District - IAN HARE


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 ...

Thanksgiving for Lancashire & Cumbria ...
Posted Friday 22 July 2016
A special service of Thanksgiving has been held to mark nearly 40 years’ work of the ...

Statement – The Rev’d Dr Norman Robinson
Posted Wednesday 20 July 2016
It is with great sadness that the Diocese of Carlisle announces the death of the Rev’d Dr ...

Burgh church to feature in new BBC series on ...
Posted Thursday 14 July 2016
A north Cumbrian church is set to feature in a new BBC historical series which explores how ...

Statement – Archdeacon of Carlisle
Posted Friday 8 July 2016
The Diocese of Carlisle can confirm that the Rev’d Jonathan Brewster, recently appointed the ...


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