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 Rev'd Dr Emma Ineson is the Suffragan Bishop of Penrith.

Emma, who joined the Diocese in 2019, is the former Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. She is based in Kendal and has particular responsibility for the county‚Äôs God for All strategy.