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



"Close Shave” Saturday 6th July
Posted Thursday 20 June 2019
Barber's Shop Quartet Saturday 6th July in Shap Memorial Hall at 7.30pm Admission: Adults ...

Cake Bake Carlisle Market Hall 12th July 10am
Posted Thursday 20 June 2019
The Children's Society are holding a Cake Bake in the Carlisle Market Hall on Friday 12th ...

You are invited: The Bishop’s Roadshows
Posted Tuesday 28 May 2019
Bishop James would like to invite you to attend one of the roadshows taking place in ...


BBC Radio Cumbria presenter selected for ...
Posted Friday 21 June 2019
A BBC Radio Cumbria presenter has been selected for ordination within the Diocese of ...

Pensioner pens a fundraising anthology in ...
Posted Thursday 16 May 2019
A Cumbrian grandmother has published a special anthology of poems and prose in memory of her ...

Former armed robber appointed as new ...
Posted Thursday 2 May 2019
A convicted armed robber - who found faith after his arrest – has been appointed as a new ...

Barrow Mission Community launch sees ...
Posted Thursday 2 May 2019
Senior regional church leaders visited Barrow to formally commission a new network of local ...

Network Youth Church members back from ...
Posted Thursday 2 May 2019
Members of Windermere Network Youth Church and young people from Brough, have just returned ...


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