Diocese of Carlisle

News Stories

  • From Armed Robber To Vicar

    The Rev Matt Martinson stares into space as he recalls the moment he walked into a York post office to commit an armed robbery.

    “I can remember going through the door into the shop and there was a lovely lady behind the counter,” he explains. “I think she understood straight away that something was going to go wrong and to see the fear in her eyes is something I shall never forget." Read more

  • A Bible for the 'Millennials'

    For an author, there’s a certain satisfaction in knowing that your Carlisle book launch is the second most successful for sales – beaten only by the Harry Potter novels!

    And that was the case for Cumbrian-born designer and illustrator Karen Sawrey and her 224-page Infographic Bible; a five year ‘labour of love’.
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  • 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