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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Concert by the City of Carlisle's Orchestra
Posted Wednesday 30 November 2016
Saturday 10th December 2016, 7.30pm.

The Glories of Christmas
Posted Thursday 10 November 2016
Kendal Parish Church, Sunday 11th December at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm)

Cathedral Events December 2016
Posted Thursday 3 November 2016
Sunday 27 November, 3pm  A Service of Hope and Expectation for Advent with a ...


Service of Hope strengthens Cumbria’s ...
Posted Tuesday 29 November 2016
A service of Hope and Expectation has heralded the strengthening of Cumbria’s designation as ...

Lake District church school wins top prize ...
Posted Friday 25 November 2016
Pupils and staff at a Church of England primary school are celebrating after their artwork ...

New Head of Finance appointed at Diocese of ...
Posted Thursday 24 November 2016
The Financial Controller of one of the country’s largest building societies has been ...

Christian Aid Week Head appointed Cumbria’s ...
Posted Thursday 24 November 2016
The current Head of Christian Aid Week has been appointed to a pioneering role in Cumbria, ...

Cumbria’s ecumenical county status is ...
Posted Wednesday 23 November 2016
A special service in Carlisle Cathedral this weekend will strengthen Cumbria’s designation ...


Four of the new interns for the Diocese of Carlisle talk about how they have been called to serve in Cumbria over the next year. In total nine young people are serving missionally across the county. They have travelled from the USA, Brazil, Laos and Norway to work in the diocese.
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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