1. Congregation to mark devastating church fire
  2. Open day for Penrith town centre youth mission project
  3. Christmas Starts with Christ campaign ‘stemming the tide’
  4. Carlisle vicar's key role for Rose Castle peace centre plan
  1. A west Cumbrian congregation is to mark the twentieth anniversary of a blaze which gutted their church.
    Wednesday 24 September 2014
  2. A special open day will herald the start of work on a new town centre meeting place in Penrith to support young people's mission work.
    Tuesday 23 September 2014
  3. The Christmas Starts with Christ church advertising campaign, started six years ago, is making in-roads into raising awareness about the true meaning of Christmas, according to a ComRes survey. The release of the survey results come as organisers say that the campaign is backed by the largest number of churches ever.
    Thursday 11 September 2014
  4. A Carlisle vicar has been appointed chief executive of a Foundation behind plans to create a reconciliation centre at Cumbria's Rose Castle.
    Thursday 11 September 2014
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Application Forms

Application forms for clergy and laity are available for download below. When applying for a post you will need to submit both an Application Form and a Recruitment Monitoring Form.

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Clergy Application Form March 2014 part 1Clergy Application Form March 2014 part 1
File size  99kb    File date 10 Mar 2014
Clergy Application Form March 2014 part 2Clergy Application Form March 2014 part 2
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Lay Application Form August 2013Lay Application Form August 2013
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