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 November 2017
Posted Wednesday 4 October 2017
Musiclive@lunchtime The Autumn 2017 series runs from Tuesday 12 September.  The ...

Cathedral Events October 2017
Posted Thursday 31 August 2017
Musiclive@lunchtime The Autumn 2017 series runs from Tuesday 12 September.  The ...

Music at Grasmere
Posted Monday 17 July 2017
    Sunday June 11      4.00pm       ...


Rydal Hall sunflower project encourages ...
Posted Thursday 3 August 2017
This Summer may have been a bit of a washout but the Sunflower project has been teaching ...

Hospital chaplain looks to boost team
Posted Wednesday 19 July 2017
A hospital chaplain based at Carlisle’s Cumberland Infirmary is looking to boost her team of ...

Diocese of Carlisle - Petertide Ordinations
Posted Tuesday 4 July 2017
A weekend of celebration has seen two special services held in Cumbria for the ordination of ...

A guide dog first for Carlisle Cathedral ...
Posted Wednesday 28 June 2017
A guide dog will take a supporting role at one of the Diocese of Carlisle’s Ordination ...

Statement – Resignation of Tim Farron MP as ...
Posted Thursday 15 June 2017
A joint statement released by the Rt Rev’d James Newcome, the Bishop of Carlisle and the Rt ...


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 MacLeod: 01768 807768
Nancy Lush: 01768 807769

The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust:
Alison Gerke: 01768 807770