Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Revd James Newcome


Political interests:

Defence; family & community.

Leads for the Lords Spiritual on health & social care/ medical ethics


Activity in the House of Lords

Entered the House of Lords in 2013 as Bishop of Carlisle.

To view all of the Bishop’s recent speeches on this website click here

Biographical Details

Born 1953.

Trinity College Oxford BA – 1974, MA 1978
Ridley Hall Cambridge – 1975
Selwyn College Cambridge BA -1977 MA81
Curate, Leavesden St Albans 1978-1982;
Tutor, Ridley Hall Cam 1983 – 1988;
Priest in charge, Bar Hill Ely – 1982 – 1992;
Priest in charge, Dry Drayton Ely 1989 – 1994;
Vicar, Bar Hill 1992 – 1994;
Rural Dean, North Stowe 93-94;
Canon Residentiary Chester Cathedral and Diocesan Director of Ordinands, 1994 – 2002;
Director of Education and Training, 1996 – 2002;
Suffragan Bishop of Penrith 2002-09;
Bishop of Carlisle, 2009 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (includes Register of Interests)


The Rt Revd James Newcome
House of Lords


Bishop’s House
Ambleside Road
CA12 4DD


More information about the bishop and his ministry can be found on the Diocese of Carlisle website.




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