Diocese of Carlisle

Board of Education


Chair of the DBE

Rev Andrew Towner
Andrew became DBE Chair in March 2017. He has been in the diocese since 2014 and is the Vicar of St John’s Houghton with St Peter’s Kingmoor, to the north of Carlisle. Prior to ordination Andrew taught maths at schools in Kent and Essex.

E: andrew@hkchurch.org.uk

Members of the DBE

The Rt Rev James Newcome 
Bishop of Carlisle

The Rt Rev Dr Emma Ineson;
Bishop of Penrith

Andrea Armstrong
Co-opted Member and Headteacher of Kirkbampton CE School

Richard Cox 
Synod Lay Representative

The Rev Becky Gibb
Synod Clergy Representative and Priest in Charge of the Benefice of St Bees

Judith Gore 
Co-opted Member and Headteacher of St Martin & St Mary CE School

Jillian Harrison-Longworth
Co-opted Member and Headteacher of Blennerhassett School

Shelagh Hughes
Synod Lay Representative and Headteacher of St Herbert's CE School, Keswick

Nick Klein
Co-opted Member and CEO NISCU

David Mills
Synod Lay Representative

The Ven Vernon Ross
Synod Clergy Representative

The Rev Richard Snow
Synod Clergy Representative

The Rev Andrew Towner (Chair)
Synod Clergy Representative and Priest in Charge of the Benefice of St John, Houghton

Click on the links below to find out more about the DBE