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

 Events and Activities


Ramadan 2023

Ramadan 2023 is estimated to begin on 22nd or 23rd March, and culminate with the first day of Eid falling on the 22nd or 23rd April 2023 (exact dates are subject to sightings of the moon). University honorary Muslim chaplains Ilyas Patel and Nawas Munshi have provided a set of guidelines for students and staff fasting in Ramadan (please refer to your student and staff global for full details) and further information can be found via the Muslim Council of Britain’s Guide to Ramadan.

You can also check out the Univeristy of Cumbria's Ramadan 2023 tips.

Lent 2023,

 Join a reflection in Fusehill Chapel at 12 on Ash Wednesday February 22nd or on Teams at 7.30pm to start the journey.

Click here to join the meeting via Teams.

Chaplaincy Safe Harbour,

The chaplains are really looking forward to welcoming new and returning students this year, and we hope you'll join us for some of the following events. Whether you already have a strong faith or are simply interested in thinking a bit more about life's journey,  finding ways to develop your character, feel more alive or explore your purpose, we're here to listen and encourage. 

Do get in touch with us if you'd like an individual appointment,  have ideas to share,  are searching or curious! And do keep an eye on our Twitter account for prayers and short videos over the coming weeks. We look forward to meeting you and wish you a fulfilling and happy time here at the University of Cumbria.

Carlisle chaplaincy events,

The chaplain sends very best wishes to all students and staff as this new year gets underway. We’re still in the season of Epiphany, when the Church remembers the visit of the Wise Men to the young child Jesus. It’s a great time to think about your own journey – and your gifts. What strengths are you discovering? What are the special abilities and gifts that you bring to your work or studies? Being aware of these keeps us focused on what we can contribute- and stops us delving into comparisons and self- attacking. Be glad of your gifts at this time and give them the space to grow. If you’re interested in doing an exercise to discover them, please contact the chaplain to arrange a time over Teams or face to face:

Above is an outline of  some of the activities that make up the life of the Chapel at Fusehill. You can access those below via Teams too:

Click here to join the meeting Safe Harbour Sundays 6pm via teams

Click here to join the meeting Sending Light and Hope 9-9.15am Wednesdays, starting Weds 25th January

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.


Carlisle Baptist Church
Sunday services 10.30am


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's Church, 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
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


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


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


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


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


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