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.
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
Deputy Diocesan Secretary and Head of Finance
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
Diocesan Director of Education
Vanessa 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
Head of Property and Pastoral
Neal manages all diocesan property including clergy housing, glebe properties, closed school buildings and advises on trust property. He oversees the support of the Mission and Pastoral committees, associated work under the Mission and Pastoral measure and processes for closure and disposal of redundant churches.
T: 01768 807762/07584 684298
Head of Human Resources and Governance
Ali is responsible for providing the HR and Governance service to the Diocese. This includes HR policies and procedures, employment law, clergy terms of service, support to parishes, GDPR and overseeing the governance, administration and secretarial functions.
T: 01768 807777 Ext 214/07468 720292
Head of Communications
Dave oversees all internal and external communications for the Diocese and the God for All strategy.
T: 01768 807764/07469 153658
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 Laura Peace:
Carlisle Diocesan Registry
Newcastle upon Tyne
T: 0191 226 7827
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.