Information about on-campus facilities at Carlisle, upcoming events and activities, and nearby faith groups and gatherings.

Events and activities

This term

Still Water - Prayers to start the day in the Christian tradition
9am Friday Brampton Road Venue to be confirmed 

Holy Communion
1pm  First Friday of the Month Carlisle Chapel

Come and share bread and wine, take time to think about your place in the world as well as the bigger picture.
Grow and be challenged in faith, and remember (put together again), the story left with us to share with others.

Quiet for the Campus!

Fridays in term time  11am Fusehill Chapel  and 9am Brampton Road (venue tbc- meet at Reception)
Regular periods of silence in our routine are known to have a beneficial effect on wellbeing and to enhance our ability to tune in to ourselves and understand our abilities; even to help develop wisdom!
Prepare for the weekend and put down the stresses of the week by joining a friendly 10 minute silence followed by a line of prayer for students and staff (all of us!)
Coffee and chat afterwards for those who have time.

 

Worship on Wednesday

Chapel services are at 12.30pm on Wednesdays during term. They generally alternate between Holy Communion and a Service of the Word. The service lasts for about forty minutes, and is followed by lunch together in either the dining room or the Calva Bar for those who have the time to stay on.

Each service includes a short talk from the Bible. Do come - it's a great way to explore faith, build community, and connect with the fullness of life which Jesus offers.

On-campus facilities

Chapel, Fusehill Street

The distinctive chapel building is located between the Blencathra and the Skiddaw buildings. It is open for prayer and quiet reflection during office hours. 

It is fully equipped with an internet connection along with audio and data projection facilities. There is also a lounge area which can be used for small meetings or quiet study. The chapel has toilet facilities.

We have a quiet room/ prayer room with washing facilities for Muslim students opposite the chaplaincy office in Blencathra.

Nearby faith groups and gatherings

Groups and gatherings in the local area.

Baptist

Carlisle Baptist Church
Sunday services 10.30am

Buddhist

Uma Kadampa Buddhist Centre
Uma Kadampa Buddhist Centre offers a peaceful space in the midst of the busy city of Carlisle where you can learn about Buddhism and meditation. We are on the edge of the Lake District and close to the border of Scotland. The centre is a detached 1850's house situated within its own grounds and beautiful gardens. As well as regular weekly meditation classes we offer day courses, open days, meditation workshops and also educational visits for schools, colleges and community groups of all ages.

Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre, based at Conishead Priory at the southern end of the English Lake District, provides an extraordinarily peaceful and inspiring environment in which we can learn about Buddhism and meditation. Established in 1975, it is home to a spiritual community that includes many Buddhist monks and nuns as well as lay practitioners from all different backgrounds and countries.

Church of England

Brampton Road Campus
St Michael, Church St, Stanwix
Sunday services 9.30am
Vicar: Revd Nigel Beer
Tel: 01228 511430 (Office)

Fusehill Street Campus
St John the Evangelist, London Road
Sunday services 10.30am and 6.30pm
Vicar: Revd Steve Donald
Tel: 01228 521601

St James Church
St James Church, St James Road
Sunday services 10.30am & 6.30pm
Minister: Rev Simon Bickersteth
Tel: 01228 810616

Church of Scotland

The Border Kirk, Chapel Street
Sunday services 9.50am, 11am and 6.30pm (2nd Sunday)
Minister: Revd David Pitkeathly
Tel: 01228 591757

Fresh Expressions of Church

 Fresh Expressions of Church

Independent/non-denominational Christian

University of Cumbria Student Christian Union

Carlisle Christian Fellowship, Charlotte Street
Sunday services 10.30am

Hebron Evangelical Church
Botchergate
Sunday services 9.30am, 11am and 6.30pm
Tel: 01228 593256

King's Church
Botcherby Community Centre
Victoria Road
Sunday services 10.30am
Contact: Jenna Hedley
Tel: 01228 598 787

Methodist

Methodists@tithebarn, West Walls
Sunday services 10.45am
Minister: Revd David Hasson
Tel: 01228 522645

Wigton Road Methodist Church
Sunday services 10.30am
Minister: Revd David Firth
Tel: 01228 525540

Muslim

Carlisle Masjid
1-3 Brook Street, Carlisle, CA1 2JA
Phone: 01228 528686
Capacity: 108 (Men only)

Islamic Society

The Islamic Society caters for the Carlisle, Lancaster and London campuses. We offer a fully comprehensive pastoral support system, with Muslim Chaplains who can travel to offer you support as needed or are available through email. We are part of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FoSIS) which means we have access to resources across the UK, across institutions.

To join the Islamic Society, contact us at islamicsociety@cumbria.ac.uk. It is a good way to keep in touch with the Muslim community on campus and make friends!

Halal food

The Cube
Halal sandwiches are available from The Cube (Fusehill Street campus) upon request. Please give at least 24 hours notice.

HDM Spice Shop
51 Brook Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HU
Telephone: 01228 522579
Email: info@hdmspiceshop.co.uk

Zabihah.com 
This website provides information on halal restaurants in Carlisle and the rest of Cumbria.

Pagan

The Pagan Federation of the North West
Serving, promoting, and supporting the pagan community of the North West of England.

Pentecostal

Elim Community Church, Lonsdale Street
Sunday services 10.30am
Pastor: Alan Meyer
Tel: 01228 523991

Quaker

Quaker Meeting House, Fisher street
Sunday meeting 10.30am
Tel: 01228 526436

Roman Catholic

Our Lady and St Joseph’s, Warwick Square
Sunday services 10am and 4.30pm
Parish priest: Canon John Watson
Student chaplain: Fr John Millar
Tel: 01228 521509

St Augustine’s, Waverley Road
Sunday services 10.15am
Parish priest: Fr. Geoffrey Steel
Tel: 01228 526765

Salvation Army

Salvation Army
Carlisle Worship Centre
Abbey Street
Carlisle, CA3 8TX
Captains: Dawn and Mark Sellers
Sunday services 10.00am
Tel: 01228 520 898
Fax: 01228 520 898

True Jesus Church

True Jesus Church

United Kingdom General Assembly
Boyd Street, Shieldfield
Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE2 1BS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (191) 2324836

Newcastle Church
Boyd Street, Shieldfield
Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE2 1BS
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (191) 232 4836

Manchester Prayer House
32 Chevassut Street
Manchester M15 5LR
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (161) 226 2891