You are invited: The Bishop’s Roadshows

Bishop James would like to invite you to attend one of the roadshows taking place in Kendal, Cockermouth and Carlisle this summer.

Roadshows will be held on:

Friday 14th June, 7pm at St Thomas Kendal
Wednesday 10th July, 7pm Christchurch Cockermouth
Wednesday 17th July, 7pm St John the Evangelist, Carlisle

The roadshows are an opportunity to explore how, as local church, we can work together to give everyone in Cumbria the opportunity to discover more of God and God’s purpose for their lives, in the midst of the very real challenges facing many local churches in terms of finances, buildings and ministry.

The roadshows will also be a fantastic opportunity to meet and welcome to the Diocese our new Bishop of Penrith, Bishop Emma, as she begins her ministry of serving and blessing the Church across Cumbria.    

During the roadshows we will be joining in worship with those from across the county and discussing important issues such as: the financial realities facing the Cumbrian Church; how we can work together to resource the Church and put it on a strong footing for generations to come, and the vision we believe God is giving us for Cumbria.

The event is aimed at anyone in a leadership position in the local church or interested in exploring our vision for the future Church in Cumbria. Please RSVP via email to and include (1) your name, (2) the parish you are from and (3) which event you would like to attend.