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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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22 Thursday September 2016

Carlisle Cathedral appoints new Residentiary Canon



The Bishop of Carlisle has appointed the Rev’d Peter Clement, Vocations Development Officer and Diocesan Director of Ordinands, as a Residentiary Canon of the Cathedral.

Peter served in the Dioceses of Chester, Manchester, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, Bradford and Ripon and Leeds before being appointed to his present post in 2015.

The Vocations Development Officer and Director of Ordinands post is seen to be a full time appointment. Peter will continue to exercise this ministry based from the Diocese’s head office in Penrith where he will also continue to live.

He said: “I am delighted to be appointed a Residentiary Canon of the Cathedral. I see this as a wonderful opportunity to continue to strengthen the existing ties which exist between the Cathedral and the Diocese as we move forward together for God’s greater glory in our Cathedral city and Cumbria as a whole.

“It is an exciting time to take up this role as the Cathedral looks to move forward with its multi-million pound heritage, teaching and learning centre in its Fratry building. I look forward to supporting the Dean and the whole Cathedral Chapter as they move forward with this and other ambitious projects over the coming years.”

As a Residentiary Canon, Peter will become a member of the Cathedral Chapter which directs and oversees the whole life of the Cathedral and, with advice from the Cathedral Council and the College of Canons, shapes the mission strategy for the Cathedral. Peter will also take a regular part in leading worship at the Cathedral.

The Dean of Carlisle, the Very Rev’d Mark Boyling said: “ The Cathedral Chapter look forward very much to welcoming Peter to be part of the strategic work of the Chapter and to take part in the worship which is at the heart of the Cathedral’s life.”

Peter will be collated and installed on Sunday 12 February, 2017, at 3pm. All are very welcome to attend this service.