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.
  • Bishop James also has responsibilities in the national church. All enquiries regarding the House of Lords, National Chaplain Royal British Legion, lead Bishop for Health and Social Care and for the Clerk of the Closet please email here.

Contact Information

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

Bishop's Staff

Bishop's Chaplain

The Rev Canon Cameron Butland
Cameron works closely with the rest of the Bishop’s House Staff. He is in the office at some time most days but also travels around the county on behalf of the Bishop and in his other role as Diocesan Spirituality Adviser.

T: 017687 73430
E: cameron.butland@carlislediocese.org.uk

Bishop's Personal Assistant

Alison Tozer
Ali works closely with the rest of the Bishop’s House Staff, supporting Bishop James in both his diocesan and national 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 Bishop James.

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

Office Administrator

Jacqueline Brown
Jacqueline oversees the administration of the clergy appointments process. She works from Bishop's House and Church House.

T: 017687 73430 (Keswick)/01768 807777 (Penrith)
E: jacqueline.brown@carlislediocese.org.uk