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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Service of Thanksgiving for Cumberland ...
Posted Wednesday 8 February 2017
Since starting as Chaplain at Cumberland Infirmary in July 2016 I have been impressed by the ...

The Abbey Singers present "Spanish ...
Posted Tuesday 7 February 2017
Saturday 25th March 2017 at 7.30pm: Easter concert at St.Andrew's church, Penrith

Big Sing
Posted Friday 3 February 2017
St Pauls Holme Eden Church Friday 28th April 2017 7.30pm


Carlisle Cathedral celebrates contribution ...
Posted Wednesday 15 February 2017
People are being invited to tie multi-coloured ribbons to the main gates of Carlisle ...

Farewell service to mark Archdeacon Penny ...
Posted Friday 27 January 2017
A special farewell Candlemas service is to mark the retirement of the Archdeacon of ...

Rydal Hall assists ex-forces to tackle addiction
Posted Thursday 26 January 2017
Military veterans, reservists and emergency personnel are being helped in their recovery ...

Diocese strengthens link with Northern ...
Posted Wednesday 25 January 2017
The Diocese of Carlisle is playing host to the Bishop of Northern Argentina as official ...

Mitre Housing Association launches flagship ...
Posted Tuesday 17 January 2017
The start of work to build ten new affordable Lake District homes by Mitre Housing ...


The Bishop of Carlisle’s Christmas message for 2016 reflects on what the nativity story may mean to people living in a post-truth culture.
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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 (Ric Jaques/Angela Platts/Clare Hockenhull)
Property: 01768 807762 (Neal Andrews/Helen Harker)
Secretariat: 01768 807771 (Rosaleen Lane)
House services: 01768 807777 (Cath Bell)
Communications: 01768 807764 (Dave Roberts)
LCTP/CCL/Training: 01768 807765 (James Bober)

Michael Mill: 01768 807766
Deborah Smith: 01768 807767
Dorothy MacLead: 01768 807768
Nancy Lush: 01768 807769

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