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A Service of Welcome and Installation of The Bishop of Penrith, 17 March 2019

The Rt Rev Dr Emma Ineson was officially installed and welcomed as the Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – at a special service in Carlisle Cathedral on Sunday, 17 March 2019.  Carlisle Cathedral was full as supporters gathered to welcome Bishop Emma to her new ministry as Cumbria’s first female bishop. There was also opportunity for ecumenical and county leaders to welcome her and she was installed as an Honorary Canon.

She added: “The consecration in York Minster was fantastic; I didn’t think it could get any better but the service at Carlisle Cathedral was another step up. It was lovely to be welcomed formally by everyone there – from people representing different denominations and organisations such as the County Council through to five wonderful children from Bishop Harvey Goodwin School who presented me with a special gift of a friendship bracelet."
The title of Bishop of Penrith is an historic one, dating back initially to 1888, and then to 1944. It simply designates the Bishop who assists the Bishop of Carlisle - in technical terms the Suffragan Bishop. The Bishop of Penrith lives in Kendal, and – with the Bishop of Carlisle – covers the whole Diocese of Carlisle which is pretty much the same as the County of Cumbria.
A complete transcript of Emma's sermon is available online here.

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