Diocese of Carlisle

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  • God’s ‘fireworks show’ launches Northern Pioneer Centre

    A dramatic thunder and lightning storm heralded the launch of a Northern Centre for Pioneer Mission in Cumbria.

    The formal collaboration between the Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria - and Church Mission Society (CMS) was due to be marked by an evening’s paddle out to St Herbert’s Island on Derwentwater yesterday.
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  • New role for Diocesan Deputy Director of Education

    The Deputy Director of Education for the Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – has been appointed the Diocese of Manchester’s new Director of Education.

    Deborah Smith will take up the position in November 2019, having joined the Diocese of Carlisle three years ago. Read more

  • BBC Man's Road to Ordination

    BBC Radio Cumbria presenter Richard Corrie will never forget the moment he discovered he had been accepted for ordination – he nearly dropped his mobile ’phone in a deep fat fryer!

    The 45-year-old was working a Friday afternoon shift at the fish and chip shop he owns in Wigton when the call came through, confirming his success. Read more

  • Mothers' Union Appointment for Bishop of Penrith

    The Bishop of Penrith has been appointed the Central Chaplain of the Mothers’ Union.

    The Rt Rev Dr Emma Ineson takes up the position from today serving a worldwide organisation which is made up of four million members.
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