Diocese of Carlisle

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Diocese of Carlisle
Carlisle Cathedral, Cumbria.jpg
Carlisle Cathedral
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Province York
Archdeaconries Carlisle, West Cumberland, Westmorland and Furness
Legal Jurisdictions
Bishops Court Court of the Bishop of Carlisle (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive

The Diocese of Carlisle forms part of the Province of York of the England Church Records.

History[edit | edit source]

Created in 1133 out of part of the Diocese of Durham, the diocese originally only covered the northern parts of Cumberland and Westmorland. The diocese expanded to cover the entirety of these, as well as the Furness and Cartmel areas of Lancashire, in 1847, from part of the Diocese of Chester, although this did not take effect until 1856.

The present area of the diocese covers:

Archdeaconries and deaneries[edit | edit source]

The diocese is divided into three Archdeaconries containing a total of eleven deaneries:

  • the Archdeaconry of Carlisle
    • comprises the Deaneries of Carlisle; Appleby; Brampton; and Penrith
  • the Archdeaconry of West Cumberland
    • comprises the Deaneries of Calder; Derwent; and Solway
  • the Archdeaconry of Westmorland and Furness
    • comprises the Deaneries of Barrow; Furness; Kendal; and Windermere