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 and Head of Finance

Ric Jaques
Ric manages the Finance team, has responsibility for preparing the Diocesan budget, and reports on all financial matters to the Finance Committee including management accounts and the annual financial statements. He oversees the Ministry Offer system, payroll and Diocesan insurance. He also deputises for the Diocesan Secretary.

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

Deputy Diocesan Secretary and Head of Human Resources and Governance

Ali Ng
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.She also deputises for the Diocesan Secretary.

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

Diocesan Director of Education

Charlotte Tudway
Charlotte 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: 07917 993659
E: director.education@carlislediocese.org.uk

Director of Mission and Ministry, Support and Innovation

Rachel Head
Rachel has responsibility for leading the central mission and ministry team who encourage, equip and support the local church in realising our God for All Vision and for building effective partnerships with many different groups of people, ecumenically across the diocese.

T: 07389 701043
E: rachel.head@carlislediocese.org.uk

Diocesan Surveyor

Neal Andrews
Neal has responsibility for housing policy, management of glebe and closed school properties via external agents, technical advice on property issues, disposals/acquisitions (including closed churches), advising on trust properties, undertaking Quinquennial surveys on clergy housing and producing a Carbon Neutral property strategy.

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

Property Manager

Nick Paxman
Nick manages all diocesan residential property, predominately the clergy housing. He also is responsible for any rental properties and vacant houses.

T: 01768 807762
E: property@carlislediocese.org.uk

Head of Communications

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

Laura Peace
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
The Cube
Barrack Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne
T: 0191 226 7878
E: laura.peace@sintons.co.uk

Diocesan Chancellor

James Fryer-Spedding
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 James Fryer-Spedding.