Cameron Butland

Cameron ButlandCameron is the Bishop of Carlisle’s Chaplain and Diocesan Spirituality Adviser. He and his wife Alison worship at St John’s and live in the parish at Rosthwaite in Borrowdale. Cameron’s work means that he works across the Diocese and is often not able to worship at St John’s on Sundays. He often leads courses and quiet days on the theme of prayer and spirituality, as well as preaching in many different churches on a Sunday. He is a member of the Cumbria Ecumenical Spirituality Group who organise the ‘Nourishing the Soul’ course, as well as training Spiritual Directors and supervising spirituality companionship for Churches Together in Cumbria.

Until September 2015 Cameron was Rector of Grasmere, Vicar of Rydal and Chaplain of Rydal Hall. Prior to coming to the Diocese in 2003 he was Team Rector of Witney and Rural Dean of West Oxfordshire, having served in the Diocese of Oxford for twenty years. Before moving to Witney he was Vicar of Bodicote and Chaplain of the Horton Hospital Chaplain in Banbury. Cameron was ordained in 1984 in Lichfield Cathedral serving as a Curate in Wolverhampton until moving to Oxford in 1987.

Originally Cameron came from London. He studied Archaeology at the University of East Anglia. After working in the City of London, he trained at Ripon College Cuddesdon studying Theology at Oxford. Since moving to Cumbria he has completed a MA in Historical Research and written two books, ‘Work in Worship’ and ‘Walking into Celtic Spirituality’.