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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DDiocesan Calendar



“Story in the Stones” – A Weekend of Discovery
Posted Wednesday 17 April 2019
“Story in the Stones” – A Weekend of Discovery May 17-19 St ...

Keswick Choral Society Concert
Posted Sunday 24 March 2019
The final performance in Keswick Choral Society’s busy 2018-19 season will be a performance ...

The Abbey Singers Concert. Friday, 22nd ...
Posted Friday 15 March 2019
The Abbey Singers, directed by Jonathan Millican, is performing a concert of sacred music ...


Cumbrian churches to toll bells in Notre ...
Posted Thursday 18 April 2019
Dozens of Anglican churches across Cumbria will take part in a national toll of bells ...

Carlisle Passion Play 2019
Posted Tuesday 16 April 2019
Hundreds of people gathered in Carlisle city centre to watch performances of a specially ...

Bishop Emma's Sermon
Posted Friday 22 March 2019
A full transcript of the Sermon preached by the Rt Rev Dr Emma Ineson, Bishop of Penrith at ...

New Bishop of Penrith starts ministry with a ...
Posted Wednesday 20 March 2019
The new Bishop of Penrith has spent her first few days in post out and about greeting ...

Bishop James and senior church leaders step ...
Posted Tuesday 12 March 2019
The Bishop of Carlisle is set to be joined by other denominational leaders as he takes on a ...


The Bishop of Carlisle uses his annual Christmas message to call on people to give their full attention to God and others during this year’s festivities.
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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