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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Cathedral Events - May 2017
Posted Wednesday 26 April 2017
Thursday 20th April to Saturday 24th June, 9am to 3.30pm, Monday to Saturday - Art in the ...

A Service of Blessing and Thanksgiving for ...
Posted Wednesday 26 April 2017
St Theobald's Church, Musgrave. Sunday 7th May, 3pm followed by tea and cake.

Allegri, Summer Concert Details
Posted Friday 21 April 2017
Te Deum - Music by Vaughan Williams, Handel and TelemannSt Andrew’s Church, Main Street, ...


South Lakes worship pastor turns full-time ...
Posted Monday 10 April 2017
A South Lakes worship pastor has turned full-time author, publishing an epic adventure novel ...

Bishop of Carlisle supports call to save NHS ...
Posted Wednesday 5 April 2017
The Bishop of Carlisle has added his support to a report’s findings that successive ...

Carlisle Cathedral awarded National Lottery ...
Posted Friday 24 March 2017
Carlisle Cathedral has received a confirmed grant of £1,918,500 from the Heritage Lottery ...

Vicar and former teacher new chair of ...
Posted Friday 3 March 2017
A Carlisle vicar – and former teacher – has been appointed the new chair of the Diocese of ...

Cumbrian pupils’ teddy bears pilgrimage to ...
Posted Wednesday 1 March 2017
A group of Eden Valley primary schools has teamed up with a Liverpool High for a special ...


A working group from the Diocese of Carlisle has visited the Norwegian diocese of Stavanger to see how links between thew two can continue to grow. This film - which is a reflection of that visit - was played before Diocesan Synod as part of a presentation exploring how both dioceses - partnered through world mission - can continue to strengthen the bonds
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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