Diocese of Carlisle

Senior Diocesan Staff

The following staff are based at the Diocesan Offices at the following address: Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith Cumbria, CA11 7XR.

Diocesan Secretary

Derek Hurton
Derek has overall responsibility for all central support services relating to diocesan property, land, the pastoral measure, safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, IT and the Diocesan Advisory and other committees.

T: 01768 807760
E: derek.hurton@carlislediocese.org.uk

Deputy Diocesan Secretary & Head of Finance

Ric Jaques
Ric has overall responsibility for monitoring the diocesan budget, parish share, insurances and pastoral account as well as deputising for Diocesan Secretary duties.

T: 01768 807761
E: ric.jaques@carlislediocese.org.uk

Diocesan Director of Education

Michael Mill
Michael manages the education team leading on implementing the Board of Education’s Vision and strategy and ensures the development of effective networks and partnerships locally and nationally.

T: 01768 807766/07584 684306 E: director.education@carlislediocese.org.uk

Deputy Director of Education

Deborah Smith
Deborah has overall responsibility for supporting schools with a portfolio which includes school improvement, SIAMS management, governor and leadership training, and deployment of diocesan consultants.

T: 01768 807767
E: deborah.smith@carlislediocese.org.uk

Property Manager

Neal Andrews
Neal  manages all diocesan property including clergy housing, glebe properties, closed school buildings, advising on trust property and administering the disposal of closed churches.

T: 01768 807762/07584 684298
E: neal.andrews@carlislediocese.org.uk

Human Resources Manager

Ali Ng
Ali leads the HR team and has responsibility for recruitment, all HR matters relating to those employed by the Diocese and Rydal Hall and some matters relating to clergy. This includes but is not limited to clergy terms of service, wellbeing, policies and procedures. She is also available to give employment advice to parishes.

T: 01768 807777 Ext 214/07468 720292
E: ali.ng@carlislediocese.org.uk

Communications Manager

Dave Roberts
Dave oversees all internal and external communications for the Diocese and the God for All strategy. 

T: 01768 807764/07469 153658
E: communications@carlislediocese.org.uk

Diocesan Registrar

Jane Lowdon
A Diocesan Registrar is the Bishop's legal secretary and adviser to the Bishop and the Diocesan Office. Registrars are usually solicitors. Our Registrar is Mrs Jane Lowdon:

Carlisle Diocesan Registry
The Cube
Barrack Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne
T: 0191 226 7827
E: jane.lowdon@sintons.co.uk

Diocesan Chancellor

Geoffrey Tattersall QC
A Diocesan Chancellor has the status of a Judge. The Chancellor is the person who, having taken advice from the Diocesan Advisory Committee, decides on and grants Faculties. Our Chancellor is Mr Geoffrey Tattersall, QC. He is also the Judge of Appeal in the Isle of Man, and Chairman of the Clergy Disciplinary Tribunals.