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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DDiocesan Calendar



Godly Play Cumbria
Posted Tuesday 21 June 2016
Godley Play Lazonby Methodist Church: 3-day course 28-30th September 2016 (Wed, Thurs & Fri)

Battle of the Somme 1916-2016
Posted Thursday 16 June 2016
Memorial Concert to Remember the Battle of the Somme

Holme Cultram Mothers Union
Posted Tuesday 14 June 2016
Day Trip to Garrion Bridges Garden & Antique Centre & Silver Birch Garden Centre


Diocese of Carlisle Petertide Ordinations
Posted Monday 27 June 2016
Hundreds of people have attended two special services at Carlisle Cathedral at which eleven ...

Churches Together in Cumbria - Leaders Issue ...
Posted Friday 24 June 2016
In a spirit of unity, we the Church Leaders in Cumbria have been reflecting together upon ...

Diocese of Carlisle Ordinands 2016
Posted Thursday 23 June 2016
The Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – is asking people to pray for ...

New design for Carlisle Cathedral’s Fratry ...
Posted Monday 20 June 2016
New designs have been unveiled for a proposed multi-million pound heritage teaching and ...

Church school to host Paralympic torch tour
Posted Monday 20 June 2016
A Cumbrian church school is set to play host to the 2016 Paralympic torch, just months ...


Angela Spriggs explains how she found her real and personal God when she least expected it - on a visit to Barrow market! The mum of two and grandmother was struck by the testimony of a group called the TX Vikings - a team of Norwegian strongmen Christians - who had travelled to the town to take part in the Believe in Barrow faith mission.
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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