Diocese of Carlisle

Human Resources and Governance


The following staff are based at the Diocesan Offices at the following address: Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith Cumbria, CA11 7XR.

Head of Human Resources and Governance

Ali Ng
Ali is responsible for providing the HR and Governance service to the Diocese. This includes HR policies and procedures, employment law, clergy terms of service, support to parishes, GDPR and overseeing the governance, administration and secretarial functions.

T: 01768 807777 Ext 214/07468 720292
E: ali.ng@carlislediocese.org.uk

Human Resources Adviser

Helen Harker
Helen is responsible for recruitment, providing HR advice, managing HR processes including payroll and providing support to the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

T: 07435 762317
E: humanresources@carlislediocese.org.uk

Personal Assistant to the Archdeacons

Sarah Mackie
Sarah is Personal Assistant to the Archdeacons of Carlisle, Westmorland and Furness and West Cumberland. She manages the Archdeacons' offices and her responsibilities include minuting the MPCC Committees, managing the Articles of Enquiry, managing the process of Admission of Churchwardens and planning the Archdeacon’s triannual Visitation and Appraisal programme.

T: 01768 807772/07824 313 894
E: sarah.mackie@carlislediocese.org.uk

Secretariat, Governance and Office Manager

Cath Bell
Cath is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of Church House, providing a full secretariat service to the key Diocesan Committees, overseeing the election paperwork and advising parishes on the legal/administrative framework under which they operate.

T: 01768 807760
E: cath.bell@carlislediocese.org.uk

Church House Administrator

James Brunskill
James is responsible for reception and administrative services. This includes DBS processing, Safeguarding training records, providing administrative support to the Head of Communications, managing the online Church statistics system, maintaining parish electoral roll figures and administering the new PTO register..

T: 01768 807777
E: james.brunskill@carlislediocese.org.uk

Administration, Secretariat and Governance Administrators

As well as reception duties, the team provides administrative support for various departments in Church House.

Joy Barrie

T: 01768 807777
E: joy.barrie@carlislediocese.org.uk