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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The Abbey Singers, Saturday 12th January 2019
Posted Thursday 13 December 2018
Epiphany Concert with Jonathan Millican Conductor & Edward Taylor Organist Music by ...

Tree Festival at St Mary's church Dalton
Posted Thursday 29 November 2018
Dalton Festival Association Tree Festival 2018 - What A Wonderful World Open every ...

What happens at Advent?
Posted Tuesday 2 October 2018
A four-week course based on the Advent Lectionary Advent would be a wonderful time if ...


Cumbrian church plays host to an evening of ...
Posted Wednesday 5 December 2018
A riverside church has played host to an evening of flood stories on the third anniversary ...

Thousands of families to receive special ...
Posted Saturday 1 December 2018
Special invitations encouraging families to celebrate Christmas at church this year are set ...

Rugby playing vicar seeks conversions as ...
Posted Wednesday 28 November 2018
A recently appointed south Cumbrian vicar who played rugby league semi-professionally has ...

New Cumbrian vicar arrives with her flock
Posted Wednesday 21 November 2018
A newly appointed Cumbrian vicar has arrived in the county along with her own ready-made ...

Christmas cheer for the Church of England in ...
Posted Wednesday 14 November 2018
The number of people attending Church of England Christmas services across Cumbria is at a ...


The Rt Rev'd James Newcome, the Bishop of Carlisle and the Church of England's lead bishop on health and social care, sends his congratulations to all those staff members of the NHS on the organisation's 70th anniversary.
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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