Diocese of Carlisle

Bishop's House 

  • Correspondence and Enquiries - Please use the Bishop’s email address. If an immediate response is not possible from the Bishop’s Office, your message will be acknowledged. If you have had no response within five working days please telephone to check your request has been received.
  • Bishop’s Diary - To make an appointment in the Bishop’s diary please email here. Please note that the Bishop receives many requests, and whilst we will always do our best to accommodate meetings, this may not always be possible.
  • Clergy DBS - All clergy must have a current DBS and this is organised through the Bishop’s Office, please email here.
  • Clergy Permission to Officiate - All clergy need to be licensed by the Bishop. These are organised through the Bishop’s Office please email here.
  • Bishop House Accounts - All enquiries relating to the diocesan finances should be sent to Diocesan Church House. All enquiries relating to the Bishop or Bishop’s House please email here.

Contact Information

Bishop's House 
Ambleside Road 
CA12 4DD
T: 017687 73430
E: bishop.carlisle@carlislediocese.org.uk

Bishop's Staff

Bishop's Chaplain

Ali Ng
Ali Ng is currently our Acting Bishop’s Chaplain (alongside her other roles as Head of HR and Governance and Deputy Diocesan Secretary). As Bishop’s Chaplain she supports and advises Bishop Rob in his role and is also involved in advising clergy on behalf of the Bishop; pastoral or disciplinary matters; line management of the Bishop’s House team, and she may also assist the Bishop at particular services, amongst a variety of other work as it comes in. .

T: 07468 720292
E: ali.ng@carlislediocese.org.uk

Bishop's Personal Assistant

Alison Tozer
Ali works closely with the rest of the Bishop’s House Staff, supporting the Bishop of Carlisle in their diocesan work.

T: 017687 73430
E: bishop.carlisle@carlislediocese.org.uk

Bishop's Secretary

Felicity Wiseman
Working collaboratively with the rest of the Team, Felicity provides administrative and organisational support to the Bishop of Carlisle.

T: 017687 73430 (Keswick)
E: felicity.wiseman@carlislediocese.org.uk

Bishop's Office Administrator

Liz Howson
Liz is responsible for the administration of clergy appointments, retirements and HR alongside administering Permission to Officiate for retired clergy. She also acts as a link between Bishop’s House and Church House, working closely with both teams.

T: 017687 73430 (Keswick)
E: liz.howson@carlislediocese.org.uk