News Archive

Service of Hope strengthens Cumbria’s ecumenical county status
Posted Tuesday 29 November 2016
A service of Hope and Expectation has heralded the strengthening of Cumbria’s designation as England’s first ecumenical county.

Lake District church school wins top prize for Syrian refugee arts installation
Posted Friday 25 November 2016
Pupils and staff at a Church of England primary school are celebrating after their artwork based around the plight of Syrian refugees won a ...

New Head of Finance appointed at Diocese of Carlisle
Posted Thursday 24 November 2016
The Financial Controller of one of the country’s largest building societies has been appointed the Diocese of Carlisle’s new Head of Finance.

Christian Aid Week Head appointed Cumbria’s pioneering BigReach Innovator
Posted Thursday 24 November 2016
The current Head of Christian Aid Week has been appointed to a pioneering role in Cumbria, connecting the county’s residents and visitors with the ...

Cumbria’s ecumenical county status is strengthened
Posted Wednesday 23 November 2016
A special service in Carlisle Cathedral this weekend will strengthen Cumbria’s designation as England’s first ecumenical county.

Historic Cumbrian church’s plans to raise the roof
Posted Tuesday 22 November 2016
THE congregation of a historic Lake District church is launching a major appeal to fund a new roof and other improvements inside the building.

Bishop James to lead major Remembrance services
Posted Tuesday 8 November 2016
The Bishop of Carlisle – the National Chaplain of the Royal British Legion - is to lead two major services of Remembrance in the coming days.

Bishop James gets on his bike to boost Parliamentary Poppy Appeal funds
Posted Thursday 3 November 2016
The Bishop of Carlisle – the National Chaplain of the Royal British Legion - has taken to pedal power to boost Poppy Appeal funds.

New Archdeacons of Carlisle and Westmorland and Furness
Posted Sunday 30 October 2016
The Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – has made two new appointments to its senior leadership team.

East Whitehaven Mission Community Launches
Posted Friday 30 September 2016
As the God for All Strategy continues to roll out across the county, so the new East Whitehaven Mission Community has been officially launched at ...

Cumbrian Curate campaigns to create a toilet twinning city
Posted Wednesday 28 September 2016
A Cumbrian curate is campaigning for Carlisle to become an accredited ‘Toilet Twinning’ city, to help prevent the spread of disease in developing ...

Carlisle Cathedral appoints new Residentiary Canon
Posted Thursday 22 September 2016
The Bishop of Carlisle has appointed the Rev’d Peter Clement, Vocations Development Officer and Diocesan Director of Ordinands, as a Residentiary ...

Carlisle church opens new city centre community cafe
Posted Wednesday 21 September 2016
A Carlisle church launched three years ago to encourage young adults to explore the Christian faith has opened a new city centre café.

East of Eden Mission Community is launched
Posted Friday 16 September 2016
More than 150 people gathered in Gamblesby Methodist Church for a service to launch the East of Eden Mission Community.

Rose Castle is purchased for peace and reconciliation
Posted Friday 2 September 2016
Rose Castle in Cumbria will now re-open its doors as an international centre of peace and reconciliation.

New principal of teaching appointed to Cumbria Christian Learning
Posted Thursday 1 September 2016
A Principal has been appointed to a leading role on the team of the Diocese of Carlisle’s newly formed Cumbria Christian Learning (CCL) organisation.

New team of Vocations Advisors strengthens Cumbrian mission and ministry
Posted Thursday 1 September 2016
A new county-wide team has been set up by the Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – to support people’s vocational call to ...

Bishops join Archbishop of York and 25 others in Lancashire for ‘Crossroads’ mission event
Posted Wednesday 31 August 2016
Both bishops from the Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – are to join with the Archbishop of York and around 25 other bishops ...

The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust Conference Day
Posted Tuesday 23 August 2016
More than 70 people are to attend a special conference for teachers and support staff of all schools in the Diocese of Carlisle’s The Good ...

Seven year old boy’s Coniston Water baptism
Posted Friday 29 July 2016
A seven year old boy has been baptised in Coniston Water after telling his Vicar that his best friend is Jesus.

Churches Trust for Cumbria new Development Officer Role
Posted Thursday 28 July 2016
The Churches Trust for Cumbria (CtfC) has appointed a new Development Officer to offer support to more than 600 places of worship across the county.

Obituary - The Rev'd Dr Norman Leslie Robinson (17/04/1950 to 15/07/2016)
Posted Thursday 28 July 2016
Priest in charge of Westward, Rosley with Woodside, Welton, Caldbeck, Sebergham, Castle Sowerby and formerly Thursby.

Cumbrian church site identified as first African settlement in Britain
Posted Friday 22 July 2016
A north Cumbrian church has been identified as being on the site of the first ever recorded settlement of African people in Britain.

Thanksgiving for Lancashire & Cumbria Theological Partnership
Posted Friday 22 July 2016
A special service of Thanksgiving has been held to mark nearly 40 years’ work of the Lancashire and Cumbria Theological Partnership (LCTP).

Statement – The Rev’d Dr Norman Robinson
Posted Wednesday 20 July 2016
It is with great sadness that the Diocese of Carlisle announces the death of the Rev’d Dr Norman Robinson, Priest-in-Charge of Westward, Rosley ...

Burgh church to feature in new BBC series on Britain’s Black History
Posted Thursday 14 July 2016
A north Cumbrian church is set to feature in a new BBC historical series which explores how Africa and its people helped shape Britain.

£340,000 boost for Cumbrian churches’ roof repairs
Posted Wednesday 6 July 2016
Seven churches in the Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – are to share £340,000 from a national roof repair fund.

Barrow church’s funding boost for community cafe
Posted Tuesday 5 July 2016
A Barrow congregation is set to return to their vacant church building, creating a new community café as part of the project, after necessary ...

National funding boost of £860,000 towards God for All vision
Posted Thursday 30 June 2016
The Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria - has been awarded £860,000 from the national church to support the God for All vision ...

Bishop of Carlisle to attend Battle of the Somme services
Posted Thursday 30 June 2016
The Bishop of Carlisle, as National Chaplain to the Royal British Legion, is to attend special services marking the 100th anniversary of the start ...

Diocese of Carlisle Petertide Ordinations
Posted Monday 27 June 2016
Hundreds of people have attended two special services at Carlisle Cathedral at which eleven people were ordained as Deacons and Priests.

Churches Together in Cumbria - Leaders Issue Statement following EU Referendum
Posted Friday 24 June 2016
In a spirit of unity, we the Church Leaders in Cumbria have been reflecting together upon the outcome of the EU Referendum and its ramifications.

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 all those to be ordained Priest and Deacon this year.

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

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 before the Rio games.

Rydal Hall general manager appointed to new role
Posted Friday 10 June 2016
The general manager of the Diocese of Carlisle’s conference and retreat centre is set to leave after being appointed to a new role.

600 primary school children to take part in first ever Cathedral leavers’ services
Posted Friday 10 June 2016
Nearly 600 primary school children are set to take part in a series of special services at Carlisle Cathedral to mark their move to secondary ...

Carlisle Cathedral’s Fratry Project design unveiling
Posted Thursday 9 June 2016
New designs are to be unveiled for a proposed multi-million pound heritage teaching and learning centre at Carlisle Cathedral’s Fratry building.

Bishop of Carlisle to attend Queen’s 90th birthday National Service of Thanksgiving
Posted Thursday 9 June 2016
The Bishop of Carlisle is to attend the Queen’s 90th birthday National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral tomorrow.

Diocese’s new offices in Penrith are officially opened and blessed
Posted Wednesday 8 June 2016
The new offices of the Diocese of Carlisle –the Church of England in Cumbria – have been officially opened and blessed today (Wednesday 8 June, 2016).

Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations planned across Cumbria
Posted Thursday 2 June 2016
Dozens of community and church celebrations are being planned across Cumbria to officially mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Churches build on Believe in Barrow
Posted Thursday 2 June 2016
Churches in Barrow are looking to build on the Believe in Barrow mission, held in May 2015, by planning termly town-wide Celebrations on those ...

Official opening of Diocese of Carlisle’s new administrative offices
Posted Wednesday 1 June 2016
The new administrative office of the Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – will be officially opened next week.

Church set to reopen after a £250,000 re-ordering
Posted Tuesday 24 May 2016
A special service will mark the reopening of a Cumbrian church following a £250,000 re-ordering.

Church’s £1.5 million plans approved by planners
Posted Monday 23 May 2016
Leaders of a Carlisle church are delighted that their ambitious plans for a £1.5m development have been approved by city planners.

Future plans for Church House in Carlisle
Posted Thursday 19 May 2016
The Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – has been in detailed conversations with Carlisle Cathedral about the future use of ...

Michelle's marathon efforts raise thousands for charity
Posted Thursday 5 May 2016
The Rev'd Michelle Woodcock, Team Vicar for Finsthwaite, Haverthwaite and Staveley-in-Cartmel has written this blog after completing the London ...

2,000 souvenir books distributed to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday
Posted Wednesday 20 April 2016
Church leaders have distributed 2,000 free copies of a special souvenir book across Cumbria, which marks the Queen’s 90th birthday.

24 hour prayer relay to support the God for All vision
Posted Tuesday 19 April 2016
A special 24 hour ‘prayer relay’ is to be run across Cumbria to encourage as many people as possible to come to know God in their lives.

£1.5 million development plans for St Elisabeth’s, Harraby
Posted Thursday 14 April 2016
A Carlisle church is seeking planning approval for an ambitious redevelopment which could cost up to £1.5 million.

New director appointed for Cumbria Christian Learning
Posted Wednesday 13 April 2016
A director has been appointed to lead the Diocese of Carlisle’s newly-formed learning, training and development organisation to grow disciples for ...

Rural ministry training day to be held for new clergy and ministers
Posted Tuesday 12 April 2016
A special training day for clergy and ministers in Cumbria will explore the importance of rural ministry.

It’s a first as serving rector installed High Sheriff for Cumbria
Posted Monday 4 April 2016
For the first time ever a serving rector is to be installed as the High Sheriff for Cumbria at a special ceremony this week.

Diocese of Carlisle Ember List Petertide 2016
Posted Thursday 24 March 2016
Please pray for all those to be ordained priest and deacon this year. Pray for them, their families and for the Ordination Retreat Conductor, the ...

Cumbrian pensioners receive Maundy Money from the Queen
Posted Thursday 24 March 2016
Four Cumbrian pensioners are being presented with Maundy Money by the Queen at a service today (Thursday 24 March).

Diocese appoints new Deputy Director of Education
Posted Monday 21 March 2016
The Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – has appointed a new Deputy Director of Education.

Cumbrian vicar takes on first London marathon in memory of her dad
Posted Wednesday 16 March 2016
A Cumbrian vicar is set to raise thousands of pounds for charity, taking on her first London Marathon in memory of her dad.

Diocese of Carlisle’s charity OpShop network expands in Cumbria
Posted Wednesday 9 March 2016
The Diocese of Carlisle’s network of charity OpShops is set to expand with a sixth outlet opening in Penrith.

Barn owl surprise for Lake District wedding service
Posted Tuesday 8 March 2016
Guests at a Lake District wedding had a hoot of time thanks to a surprise appearance by an owl during the service.

New model for learning, training and development for discipleship and ministry unveiled in Cumbria
Posted Tuesday 8 March 2016
The Diocese of Carlisle has unveiled a new framework to secure long-term learning, training and discipleship development in Cumbria.

Cumbria celebrates first commissioning of a mission community
Posted Saturday 30 January 2016
Church leaders have officiated at the first commissioning of a mission community in Cumbria.

Church of England attendance statistics show Cumbrian wedding boost
Posted Wednesday 13 January 2016
The number of people choosing to marry in a Church of England ceremony in Cumbria has leaped, according to a new report.

Archdeacon Kevin appointed new director of Christian charity ReSource
Posted Tuesday 12 January 2016
The Archdeacon of Carlisle, the Ven Kevin Roberts, has been appointed the new Director of the Christian charity ReSource.

Thanksgiving service to mark conclusion of international partnership
Posted Wednesday 6 January 2016
A special thanksgiving service will mark the conclusion of an international partnership between the dioceses of Carlisle and Madras.

Bishop James’ Christmas message to value relationships
Posted Thursday 17 December 2015
The Bishop of Carlisle’s Christmas message draws on the importance of relationships as the county begins its recovery from the floods.

Outdoor carol service to be held in flood-hit city
Posted Wednesday 16 December 2015
A special outdoor carol service has been arranged at the weekend for all communities across flood-hit Carlisle.

Christmas Tree Festival to help Cumbria Flood Appeal
Posted Friday 11 December 2015
A Carlisle church’s bi-annual fundraising Christmas tree festival is set to benefit the Cumbria Flood Appeal.

Carols by Candlelight invitation following Cumbrian floods
Posted Tuesday 8 December 2015
A special university Carols by Candelight service is being opened up to all in the aftermath of the Cumbrian floods.

Bishop of Carlisle praises support offered to those affected by floods
Posted Tuesday 8 December 2015
The Bishop of Carlisle has praised the huge support being offered to those affected by the unprecedented flooding across Cumbria.

Churches reach out to those affected by Cumbrian floods
Posted Sunday 6 December 2015
Teams of church volunteers have been offering support and help to those affected by the Cumbrian floods.

A prayer for those affected by flooding
Posted Sunday 6 December 2015
Please see below a prayer for all those affected by the flooding in Cumbria.

Bishop James sends message of support to those affected by flooding
Posted Saturday 5 December 2015
As flooding continues to affect many areas of Cumbria, the Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev’d James Newcome has issued the following statement.

New hospital bereavement suite offering a tranquil environment
Posted Friday 4 December 2015
A new bereavement suite is set to open at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle in January 2016. The suite offers a peaceful, separate space for ...

Christian re-make of John Lewis ad goes viral
Posted Wednesday 25 November 2015
A Cumbrian curate is part of a team behind a viral online video campaign based around a re-make of John Lewis’ popular Christmas advert, but with ...

Rugby ground to host carol service first
Posted Tuesday 24 November 2015
A west Cumbrian rugby league ground is set to play host to a carol service first.

Nativity first for city centre church
Posted Tuesday 17 November 2015
A Carlisle church is playing host to the city centre’s annual Christmas lights nativity scene for the first time ever.

Spot the ‘bull’ to help beat poverty
Posted Monday 2 November 2015
A life-sized model calf is set to take centre stage in a week-long event to help beat poverty.

Special walking guides link up twelve Cumbrian churches
Posted Friday 30 October 2015
A team of Cumbrian parishes has produced a series of special walking guides to encourage visits to twelve places of worship.

Pioneer Minister in line for two top social media awards
Posted Thursday 29 October 2015
A Cumbrian curate has been shortlisted for two top social media awards to be presented at a London ceremony.

New report highlights urgent help needed for Cumbria’s churches
Posted Tuesday 13 October 2015
The most comprehensive study of church buildings in Cumbria ever undertaken reveals that many are now in urgent need of help.

Give a Day volunteers to spruce up children’s play area
Posted Tuesday 29 September 2015
A group of volunteers and church leaders are set to help tidy a children’s city centre play area as part of scheme to ‘Give a Day to the City’.

God for All Evangelism Enabler appointed
Posted Wednesday 23 September 2015
“I shall be pounding the M6 motorway, burrowing into Barrow and careering through Carlisle.” So says the Diocese of Carlisle’s newly-appointed ...

Rydal Hall hydro-electric project to be officially opened
Posted Tuesday 22 September 2015
A two million pound hydro-electric project at the Diocese of Carlisle’s Rydal Hall conference centre is to be officially opened next month.

Statement – Following vote on Assisted Dying Bill
Posted Friday 11 September 2015
The Rt Rev'd James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle, and lead bishop for the Church of England on health care issues, said: "We are heartened that MPs ...

Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust boost as another school joins
Posted Friday 4 September 2015
A third school has joined the Diocese of Carlisle's Multi Academy Trust.

Services to mark the Queen becoming nation’s longest-reigning monarch
Posted Thursday 3 September 2015
A special choral evensong is to be held at Carlisle Cathedral to mark Her Majesty The Queen becoming the nation’s longest-reigning monarch.

Holy Trinity Church West Seaton
Posted Thursday 3 September 2015
Services are to be officially suspended at a west Cumbrian church later this month.

Carlisle Cathedral to host special service marking 70th anniversary of VJ Day
Posted Tuesday 28 July 2015
World War Two veterans are set to gather in Carlisle Cathedral for a special service marking the 70th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of ...

God for All Fresh Expressions Enabler appointed
Posted Tuesday 21 July 2015
A man who has led one of the UK’s largest emerging church projects for young people is to become the Diocese of Carlisle’s new God for All Fresh ...

Vocations Development Officer and Director of Ordinands appointed
Posted Monday 20 July 2015
The Diocese of Carlisle has appointed a new Vocations Development Officer and Director of Ordinands.

Carlisle’s first city centre Field of Remembrance opened by royalty
Posted Thursday 16 July 2015
Carlisle’s first ever city centre Field of Remembrance has been officially opened by royalty.

Churchgoers encouraged to contact MPs over assisted suicide Bill
Posted Thursday 16 July 2015
Churchgoers are being encouraged to contact their MPs to highlight the risks involved in proposed legislation to legalise assisted suicide.

Diocese of Carlisle’s central administrative offices to move
Posted Wednesday 15 July 2015
The Diocese of Carlisle is to relocate its administrative offices from Carlisle to Penrith.

Church primary school develops reflective spaces
Posted Wednesday 15 July 2015
A South Lakes church school has developed special indoor and outdoor reflective spaces as part of a commitment to its founding Christian values.

Lake District vicar appointed new Bishop’s Chaplain
Posted Monday 13 July 2015
A Lake District vicar is to become the new chaplain for the Bishop of Carlisle.

Prayers for the victims of the Tunisia shootings
Posted Friday 3 July 2015
Prayers have been released ahead of today's minute's silence for the victims of the Tunisia shootings. A minute's silence will be observed at ...

Pioneering digital prayer project links Hawkshead and Hackney churches
Posted Friday 3 July 2015
A Lake District church is to partner up with a London congregation as part of a pioneering digital prayer project.

Bishop James praises links between Cumbrian schools and churches
Posted Wednesday 1 July 2015
“Their commitment and co-operation is something we hope to see replicated across the Diocese and we congratulate them all.”

Diocese of Carlisle Petertide Ordinations
Posted Wednesday 1 July 2015
Twelve people have been ordained as deacons and priests following two special services at Carlisle Cathedral.

Royal approval for city centre Field of Remembrance
Posted Wednesday 1 July 2015
A city centre Field of Remembrance, built in memory of those service men and women who fell for their country, is to receive Royal approval.

Diocesan awards for Cumbrian schools and churches
Posted Tuesday 23 June 2015
Six Cumbrian primary schools and churches are to receive special awards from the Bishop of Carlisle in recognition of their strong partnerships.

St Herbert’s Church to open in memory of Jordan Watson
Posted Wednesday 17 June 2015
St Herbert’s Church in Carlisle will be open this evening to allow people in the community the opportunity to come together in memory of Jordan ...

Cumbrian youngsters to experience ‘slum living’ in church challenge
Posted Wednesday 3 June 2015
A group of Cumbrian young people will spend a day living in a ‘slum’ in a special project which raises awareness of world poverty.

Second school joins Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust
Posted Monday 1 June 2015
The Diocese of Carlisle's Multi Academy Trust has officially welcomed its second partner school today.

Archbishop of York completes two day visit to Barrow
Posted Friday 15 May 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has completed a two day visit to Barrow as part of the town’s faith and mission festival.

Bishop’s Chaplain announces retirement
Posted Tuesday 12 May 2015
After 40 years ministering in the north of England, the chaplain to the Bishop of Carlisle is to retire.

Church schools benefit from million pound investment
Posted Thursday 30 April 2015
The Diocese of Carlisle has secured investment of more than a million pounds to fund building work and repairs in church schools across Cumbria.

Cumbrian churches’ missional outreach through theatre
Posted Monday 20 April 2015
Cumbrian churches have teamed up with a touring theatre company to reach out in new ways.

Diocese of Carlisle Ember List Petertide 2015
Posted Thursday 2 April 2015
Please pray for all those to be ordained this year. Pray for them in these final weeks of preparation and for a rich outpouring of God’s grace for ...

Roof repair funding joy for Cumbrian churches
Posted Friday 27 March 2015
Five Cumbrian churches have benefited to the tune of nearly £200,000 to help fund roof repairs.

Ancient crypt opened as part of church flood defence work
Posted Wednesday 18 March 2015
An ancient crypt which contains the remains of a noblewoman has been opened temporarily as part of work to protect a Cumbrian church from flood ...

The Bishop of Penrith signs pledge to support social justice
Posted Tuesday 10 March 2015
The Bishop of Penrith has added his support to a cross-denominational pledge for social action and social justice in Cumbria.

Youngsters step out to spread some happiness through mission
Posted Wednesday 25 February 2015
Teams of young people are set to spread ‘Acts of Random Kindness’ as part of a day’s outreach on the streets of a Cumbrian town.

Archbishop to deliver University of Cumbria’s Chaplaincy Annual Lecture
Posted Monday 9 February 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is to deliver the 2015 University of Cumbria’s Chaplaincy Lecture, an annual event in which the ...

Assembly celebrations as first school joins Diocese of Carlisle’s Multi Academy Trust
Posted Monday 2 February 2015
A special assembly has been held today to celebrate the first partner school joining the Diocese of Carlisle's new Multi Academy Trust.

Carlisle Cathedral’s Fratry Project is back on track
Posted Monday 26 January 2015
Plans to create a multi-million pound heritage teaching and learning centre at Carlisle Cathedral are back on track.

The Consecration of the Church of England’s first woman bishop
Posted Monday 26 January 2015
Both of Cumbria’s bishops, the Bishop of Carlisle and the Bishop of Penrith will attend today’s consecration of the Church of England’s first ...

Bishop of Carlisle on opposition to the ‘Assisted Dying Bill’
Posted Friday 16 January 2015
Today the House of Lords will be debating again at Committee Stage, Lord Falconer’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill’. Here, the Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt ...

Generous legacy enables major church organ rebuild
Posted Monday 12 January 2015
A parish church organ is to be rebuilt at a cost of more than £100,000, after the congregation was gifted a huge legacy.

National recognition for new Cumbrian church
Posted Monday 12 January 2015
The success of a newly launched Cumbrian church, aimed at young adults, is featured in a special film from today.

Prayers in response to Paris terror attack
Posted Wednesday 7 January 2015
The Church of England has issued the following prayers in response to the Paris terror attack.

Grammy award winner's Carlisle church recital
Posted Wednesday 7 January 2015
A Grammy award winning musician is to return to his childhood church to perform a special fundraising recital.

Bishop of Penrith welcomes announcement of first woman bishop
Posted Wednesday 17 December 2014
The Bishop of Penrith has welcomed the announcement that the Church of England's first woman bishop is to be appointed.

Bishop of Carlisle's honorary role by royal appointment
Posted Thursday 13 November 2014
The Bishop of Carlisle is to preside over the Queen's Chaplains, by royal appointment.

Carlisle United's terraces to resound to community carols
Posted Wednesday 12 November 2014
A crowd of 2,500 carol singers is set to descend on Carlisle United's Brunton Park for a special city event.

Songs of Praise to feature church mission worker’s Christmas carol re-mix
Posted Wednesday 5 November 2014
The BBC's Songs of Praise is set to feature a special Christmas carol rap arranged by a Carlisle church mission worker.

The Late Robert Waddington, formerly Dean of Manchester
Posted Wednesday 22 October 2014
Following allegations of abuse, the Archbishop of York set up an independent Inquiry chaired by Her Honour Judge Sally Cahill QC. That Inquiry ...

Work together and be innovative says Rural School report
Posted Friday 17 October 2014
Small rural primary schools must form effective partnerships and collaborations if they are to survive into the future and continue to be a vital ...

new Trustees for Diocese
Posted Monday 13 October 2014
Carlisle Diocesan Board of Finance is looking for new Trustees

Historic vote
Posted Monday 13 October 2014
Carlisle Diocesan Synod's historic agreements

Welcome to our Newly Designed Website
Posted Sunday 5 October 2014
We have just (5.30pm, Sun 5th Oct 2014) updated our website with a brand new design.

Stories from the trenches - evangelists during World War One
Posted Friday 25 April 2014
As people across the world join together to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One, Church Army too is remembering its ...