Videos

Diocese of Carlisle Interns 2016 Diocese of Carlisle Interns 2016

Four of the new interns for the Diocese of Carlisle talk about how they have been called to serve in Cumbria over the next year. In total nine young people are serving missionally across the county. They have travelled from the USA, Brazil, Laos and Norway to work in the diocese.
Vocations Advisors Vocations Advisors

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 mission and ministry. More than 30 people have signed up to the role of Vocations Advisors, with three others being appointed Vocations Co-ordinators to oversee the support network in each of the diocese’s three archdeaconries.
A celebration of Called to Serve A celebration of Called to Serve

A special celebratory service has marked 11 years of the Diocese of Carlisle's Called to Serve course. During that time, more than 500 people have completed the course and all were invited to Penrith Methodist Church to give thanks. Called to Serve was designed for Christians who want to grow and to serve God more fully.
My real and personal God - Angela Spriggs My real and personal God - Angela Spriggs

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.
OpShops - What we do OpShops - What we do

A short film which explores the work of the Diocese of Carlisle's network of charity shops, OpShops. It comes as our sixth shop - in Penrith - prepares to open.
First commissioning service for a Cumbrian mission community First commissioning service for a Cumbrian mission community

The first commissioning service for a Cumbrian mission community has been held. The Binsey Mission Community covers 250 square miles taking in some of the Northern Fells up to the Solway Plain and included 12 Anglican churches and a Methodist chapel.
The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School - Our Christian Values The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School - Our Christian Values

Pupils, staff and parents talk about the importance of their Christian values in a film produced for a diocesan education symposium.
The Archbishop of Canterbury's New Year Message 2016 The Archbishop of Canterbury's New Year Message 2016

In his 2016 New Year message, Archbishop Justin Welby says Jesus's example shows us why we must love and welcome refugees and strangers.
The Bishop of Carlisle's Christmas Message 2015 The Bishop of Carlisle's Christmas Message 2015

The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev'd James Newcome, draws on the importance of relationships in his Christmas message for 2015 as recovery continues following the Cumbrian floods.
Floods - Church Response Floods - Church Response

Church leaders, congregation members, volunteers and those evacuated from their homes explain what work has been ongoing since the Cumbrian floods hit the county.
General Synod Opening General Synod Opening

Watch the feed above as Her Majesty the Queen opens General Synod
Just Pray Just Pray

The Church of England has said it is "bewildered" by the refusal of the country's leading cinemas to show a 60 second advert of The Lord's Prayer, adding that the "plain silly" decision could have a "chilling effect" on free speech.
C of E Remembrance Day Film C of E Remembrance Day Film

A short film from the Church of England based on an extract of Laurence Binyon's poem "For the Fallen", commemorating Remembrance Day 2015 on 11 November.
Fourth school joins The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust Fourth school joins The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust

Click here to find out more about Ambleside C of E Primary joining The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust, making it one of Cumbria's largest in terms of member schools.
Cumbria Ecumenical Clergy Day 2015 Cumbria Ecumenical Clergy Day 2015

Click here to watch Dr Jane Williams' keynote speech at the Cumbria Ecumenical Clergy Day on the theme 'Growing in Christ: tools, insights and practices from the Christian tradition'.
God for All Deanery events to begin God for All Deanery events to begin

Click here for a taste of what’s on offer at ten special God for All evenings to be held across Cumbria in the coming months. A full list of dates and venues is available at www.godforall.org.uk.
Braithwaite C of E Primary joins The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Braithwaite C of E Primary joins The Good Shepherd Multi Academy

Braithwaite C of E Primary School headteacher Jo Laker explains why the school has become the third to join the diocese's The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust.
Hawkshead Church Digital Prayer Project Hawkshead Church Digital Prayer Project

Find out more about how St Michael's and All Angels church in Hawkshead is to partner up with a London congregation as part of a pioneering digital prayer project.
Synod Elections 2015 - Your Voice Counts Synod Elections 2015 - Your Voice Counts

Synod Elections 2015 - Your Voice Counts. General Synod members talk about their experience and why it is important for church members of all ages, experience and backgrounds to consider standing for election.
Second school joins The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust Second school joins The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust

Heversham St Peter's C of E Primary School has become the second school to join The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust.
Archbishop of York - Believe in Barrow Archbishop of York - Believe in Barrow

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has spent two days in Barrow as part of the town's Believe in Barrow faith festival. Here he is interviewed by students at Furness College's community radio station candofm as part of his tour.
God for All God for All

The Bishop of Penrith, the Rt Rev Robert Freeman on God 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.
The Importance of Vocation The Importance of Vocation

As the Diocese of Carlisle prepares for a 'Vocation Sunday' in April and a Vocations Fair in October, three interviewees tell how they listened to what God wanted of them.
Lazonby C of E School joins The Good Shepherd MAT Lazonby C of E School joins The Good Shepherd MAT

Lazonby C of E School is the first school to join the Diocese's The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust.
The Pilgrim Course - A Lent Resource The Pilgrim Course - A Lent Resource

Find out more about the Church of England's Pilgrim Course, a major new discipleship and training resource which is being promoted for Lent.
The Way Church's succes is given national recognition The Way Church's succes is given national recognition

The success of a newly launched Carlisle church, The Way - aimed at young adults - is featured in a new film by Fresh Expressions.
The Bishop of Carlisle's Christmas Message The Bishop of Carlisle's Christmas Message

The Rt Rev'd James Newcome, the Bishop of Carlisle, delivers his inaugural recorded Christmas message.
Andy Dykes on the inspiration behind a Christmas carol re-mix Andy Dykes on the inspiration behind a Christmas carol re-mix

The Way Church mission worker Andy Dykes explains the inspiration and work behind a rap re-mix of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. It features on BBC Songs of Praise on Sunday 7 December.
Make room for the manger this Advent Make room for the manger this Advent

At Christmas it's easy to get so busy that we forget about the birth of Jesus, who came to share our lives and to show how much God loves us. That's where the new Love Life Live Advent booklet comes in!
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - 2014 Remix God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - 2014 Remix

This remix of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by The Way Church's young adult mission worker Andy Dykes is set to feature on the BBC's Songs of Praise on Sunday 7 December.
The Rev'd Ian Johnston - Vocation Testimony The Rev'd Ian Johnston - Vocation Testimony

The Rev'd Ian Johnston, headteacher of Caldew Lea Primary School and NSM Curate at Holy Trinity and St Barnabas in Carlisle talks about the importance of vocation in his life.
Vocations Day Vocations Day

Three interviewees talk about their vocations ahead of an ecumenical Vocations Day Conference in Kendal.
Why become a Multi Academy Trust? Why become a Multi Academy Trust?

Senior leaders of the Carmel Education Trust in the North East explain the benefits of joining a Multi Academy Trust