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Partnership for World Mission

Partnership for World Mission (PWM) was formed from the former Partnership in Mission. In the late 1970's members of General Synod were asked to encourage their dioceses to support and promote the World Mission of the Church. The PWM Committee meets three times a year and has representatives from Mission Agencies, Development Agencies, and the four Partnership Groups as well as Diocesan Synod. It also has responsibility for the Annual Bishop's Harvest Appeal.

We are the church - the family of God, created by God for His purpose. The church exists for and by Mission. The New Testament church knew that it had been created for Mission. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, a praying, worshipful, obedient community were sent into the world to teach, tell, share God's love to all. We are accountable to one another and to God.

Through PWM, with the help of Mission Agencies (MU, Us, CMS), Christian Aid, our World Development Officer and our Partnership links,  the Lord enables us to remove the blinkers and see possibly for the first time, the greater picture of humanity. We are very fortunate in this diocese having two Bishops who are very supportive of the work undertaken.

For further details contact: The Rt Rev Peter Ramsden, 4 Railway Cottages, Long Marton, Appleby in Westmorland, CA16 6BY. Tel: 017683 61175 Email:    


Companion Links with Carlisle 

Stavanger - The Convener is the Revd Canon Cameron Butland. Both Cathedral choirs have exchanged visits. In 2013 the Bishop of Stavanger and his senior staff visited our diocese. We have representatives of the Norwegian Mission Society working in our diocese. Partnership Agreements have signed between our two dioceses .

Zululand - Convener is the Revd Rod Allon-Smith.  In 2014 there have been four separate visits from clergy and laity from Carlisle to Zululand.

Northern Argentina - The Convener is Mr David Holt. Following the establishment of this link in 1995 we have supported Youth Workers, Ordinand Training and Soup Kitchens. The beautiful SIWOK Wooden Crafts can be bought from Carlisle World Shop. Many visits have also taken place by both laity and clergy.

Partnership for World Mission Committee

The Right Reverend Peter Ramsden, Hon Assistant Bishop

World Development Officer: 
Val Armstrong