Diocese of Carlisle

Bishop of Carlisle


The Church of England's Bishop of Carlisle is the  Rt Rev James Newcome. He is responsible for the 263 parishes which make up the Diocese of Carlisle, which covers the whole of Cumbria.

His office is located in Keswick, whereas the diocesan offices are based in Penrith. His cathedral is in the border city of Carlisle.

His work includes leading the mission and ministry of the diocese as a whole, caring for and inspiring clergy and lay worshippers across the diocese, visiting parishes, ordaining new clergy and confirming those who want to commit themselves to the faith.

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Bishop of Penrith


The Rt Rev Rob Saner-Haigh is the Suffragan Bishop of Penrith.

Until 2020 Rob served all his ministry in Cumbria following ordination. For two years he then served as Residentiary Canon Director of Mission and Ministry in the Diocese of Newcastle. He has returned to the county following his consecration and is based in Kendal, holding particular responsibility for the county‚Äôs God for All strategy.