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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Opera at St Cuthbert's Church, Bewcastle
Posted Thursday 7 June 2018
  St. Cuthbert’s Church, Bewcastle        ...

Cumbria Festival Chorus and Orchestra
Posted Tuesday 15 May 2018
Saturday 14 July 2018, 7.30pm Kendal Parish Church, Kirkland, Kendal Cumbria Festival ...


New Stewardship Enabler appointed by the ...
Posted Wednesday 6 June 2018
Sophie Hodge joins the diocese this week to take up the role of Stewardship Enabler as part ...

The Rev’d Dr Emma Ineson named as new Bishop ...
Posted Wednesday 9 May 2018
A respected college Principal with a passion for mission has been chosen as the next ...

New Data Protection Regulations
Posted Thursday 15 February 2018
Guide for churches to GDPR – ACTION NEEDED Please read on...

Moving Mountains
Posted Friday 12 January 2018
Over four days (8-11 March 2018) Churches in Cumbria are planning to welcome 34 groups of ...

Announcement of Bishop Robert's retirement
Posted Friday 3 November 2017
The Bishop of Penrith, the Right Reverend Robert Freeman, will be retiring at Easter 2018 ...


A message from the newly appointed Suffragan Bishop of Penrith in the Diocese of Carlisle. The Rev'd Dr Emma Ineson - currently Principal of Trinity College, Bristol - will be consecrated in February 2019. She will have particular responsibility for the county's ecumenical Vision and Strategy, God for All.
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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