Diocese of Carlisle

News Stories

  • Cathedral LOUDfence to offer support for sexual abuse survivors

    Final preparations are in place for the launch of a special installation at Carlisle Cathedral to support survivors of sexual abuse.

    A LOUDfence will be located in the Cathedral grounds from Monday 1 November to Wednesday 3 November, All Survivors’ Day, with people being invited to tie ribbons to it in support of the survivors and victims of abuse.

    The fence forms part of a Safeguarding Season which is currently being run by the Cathedral. A working party including Cathedral chapter members, diocesan officers and representatives of survivors have developed the series of events and services.
    Read more

  • Cumbrian vicar’s first book set for international promotion

    A Cumbrian vicar’s first book – which people are encouraged to read in the run up to Christmas – is being promoted across the UK and America.

    Last year the Rev Robin Ham, who ministers at St Paul’s, Barrow, wrote a 74 page daily Advent devotional book, Finding Hope Under Bethlehem Skies.

    Originally, he self-published the book, with 500 copies being printed to help raise funds for local ministry. But now it has been picked up by Christian publisher, 10ofthose, who have chosen to promote it internationally. The book includes 25 daily reflections based around the Old Testament book of Ruth.
    Read more

  • Carlisle Cathedral announces Safeguarding Season

    Carlisle Cathedral is to run a Safeguarding Season over coming weeks, to further lament, listen and learn from the survivors of abuse.

    The Season will begin on Sunday 10 October –nationally designated as Safeguarding Sunday – and will run through to Wednesday 3 November, All Survivors’ Day.

    A specially-formed working party has drawn up a series of events and services through which there will be opportunity to reflect on the suffering of survivors and to reach out further to those affected.
    Read more

  • Launch service for North West's Emmanuel Theological College

    A bright new dawn broke on Saturday (11 September) as representatives from Church of England Dioceses across the North West gathered together for a celebration service to launch the region’s newest theological college. Read more

  • Church support for climate-crisis pilgrims

    Churches across Cumbria are being encouraged to support climate-crisis pilgrims who are journeying to Glasgow ahead of the UN COP26 Conference.

    Two Camino to Cop groups (some starting from Bristol, others from London and both converging in Birmingham) are currently making the pilgrimage to Scotland, ahead of the Conference which starts on 31 October. The pilgrimage is initiated by Extinction Rebellion Faith Bridge - an interfaith alliance representing a broad Christian spectrum – with the aim to lobby world leaders about the global climate crisis.
    Read more

  • Distinctive deacons ordination

    Five people will be ordained deacon at Carlisle Cathedral on Saturday, adding to a bumper year for ordinands for the Diocese of Carlisle.

    In total 13 people will have answered a call to ordained ministry in 2021 with eight others already having been ordained as curates in June.

    The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev James Newcome, will lead the ordination of distinctive deacons this weekend; the ordinands will remain deacons having chosen not to be ordained priest next year.

    Read more

  • Caring for the Carers

    The Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – is partnering with a Christian charity to provide free retreats for people who were frontline carers during the Covid pandemic.

    Caring for the Carers is the idea of the Rev Prof Stephen Wright, spiritual director of the Sacred Space Foundation, a non-profit, non-denominational retreat centre and charitable trust located in the Lake District National Park.
    Read more

  • Ordinations Joy

    Congratulations to all those ordained Deacon and Priest over the weekend.

    Services took place at Carlisle Cathedral and the home churches of those being Priested.
    Read more

  • Meet our 2021 ordinands

    A service of celebration will see eight curates – a record number in recent years - ordained at Carlisle Cathedral this weekend.

    All will be ordained Deacon by the Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Rev James Newcome. Covid restrictions mean each candidate will be limited to 10 family members and supporters attending on the day.

    The service at 2.30pm on Saturday 26 June will also be livestreamed on both the Diocese of Carlisle and Carlisle Cathedral Facebook pages.
    Read more

  • Prayers for our 2021 ordinands

    Please do pray for all those to be ordained Deacon or Priest in just over a month's time. And please remember to uphold their families in prayer also.

    Eight people will be ordained Deacon at a service at Carlisle Cathedral on Saturday 26 June at 2.30pm. Read more

Back 1 2 3 49