The Diocese of Lancaster extends along the west of England from the Ribble River in the south of Preston to the Scottish border, comprising the counties of Cumbria and much of Lancashire. The diocese borders the dioceses of Hexham and Newcastle, Middlesborough, Leeds, Salford and Liverpool.

Here you can read a short biography of the Bishop-elect, Canon Paul Swarbrick and find out more about the Cathedral Church of St Peter in Lancaster. The cathedral has the motto "Our Goal is the Kingdom of God"

You can also visit the Diocese of Lancaster's website.


Swarbrick, Paul

Canon Paul Swarbrick is the Bishop-elect of Lancaster. Born 2 July 1958, Canon Swarbrick was ordained to the priesthood on 10 July 1982 at Ss Mary & Michael’...Read more


Campbell, Michael

The Right Reverend Michael Campbell OSA is the Apostolic Administrator of Lancaster. Born in Larne, Northern Ireland in 1941, Bishop Campbell was ordained to...Read more

Mother Church


Lancaster Cathedral, also known as The Cathedral Church of St Peter. It towers above its superb location overlooking Lancaster and Lancaster Canal. The cathe...Read more


Contact the Diocese

The Pastoral Centre, Balmoral Road, Lancaster, LA1 3BT

01524 596050