Diocese of Carlisle

Welcome to the Church of England's Diocese of Carlisle

We have 235 parishes across Cumbria, embracing areas from the heart of urban Barrow in the south Lakes up to rural Bewcastle in the 'debatable' Border lands. 

Our churches range from beautiful historic Norman buildings to modern, purpose-built places of worship. 

Cumbria is the first ecumenical county to be formed in England. 

Our joint  God for All strategy demonstrates a united commitment for innovative mission, social justice, effective discipleship and the provision of church schools and academies; all to serve our communities and grow God's Kingdom.