Peter Walkingshaw

Peter is a Cumbrian “born and bred” and has been pastor at Carlisle Baptist Church since September 2010.

Peter says “ It is such a privilege to be helping people here in Carlisle to meet the Jesus of the Bible. We are all about connecting people to Jesus, seeing people transformed by Jesus and then sending folk out in the name of Jesus.”

Peter has previously worked as an electrician and for a Cumbrian Christian education charity (NISCU). He trained for four years in London at the Cornhill Training Course and at Oak Hill Theological College. Peter served as associate minister for Trinity Church, Buxton for eight years before coming to Carlisle. Peter is also a member of the Acts29 network and serves on the trust board of the FIEC.

Peter has been married to fellow Cumbrian Lucy for 18 years. They are proud parents of four feisty and fun children, two daughters and two sons. The family enjoys all kinds of music, walks in the hills, good food, swimming and movies.



Peter Simpson

Peter hails from Northern Ireland and has been living in Carlisle and part of Carlisle Baptist Church since 2013. He is married to the wonderful Holly who is currently working full time looking after the new addition to their family; baby Ben.

Peter moved to Carlisle originally to work as a Software Developer with Operation Mobilisation. In September 2015 he joined the team at Carlisle Baptist as a Ministry Trainee and is studying on the North West Ministry Training Course.

Before having a baby, Peter used to enjoy travelling, cooking food for friends, reading fantasy novels, walking in the Lakes, and getting beaten by Holly in Bananagrams.


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