On May 14, 1994 the ordination of the first 13 women priests in Blackburn Diocese took place. Exactly 25 years on – May 14, 2019 at 7pm – a Silver Jubilee Eucharist is due to take place at Blackburn Cathedral to celebrate the milestone. The Eucharist will be presided over by Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of
The Archdeacon of Lancaster, The Venerable Michael Everitt, has been appointed Canon Pastor at Durham Cathedral. Archdeacon Michael has served God through Blackburn Diocese for almost 27 years in a variety of roles and has been, in the words of Diocesan Bishop Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, ‘a faithful colleague, priest and friend’.
All three Bishops from The Church of England in Lancashire have today issued a statement in the wake of the attack on mosques in New Zealand in which at least 50 people have been reported as killed, with many others wounded. Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn; Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley
Every six years each parish is required to prepare a new electoral roll. A notice should be displayed on or near the main door of every Church of England church in the parish. This needs to be done at least two months before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and has to stay up for
Blackburn Cathedral has held an annual festival for the past two years to foster growth in faith amongst parishes, writes Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley and Cathedral Episcopal Canon. Two years ago, there was a Festival of the Eucharist and last year a Festival of Prayer. The response to these first two events has
More exciting news for the Diocese as Ruth Hassall is commissioned as Diocesan Director of Discipleship. The licensing by Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, took place on Sunday evening at Blackburn Cathedral. Ruth is pictured with The Ven. Mark Ireland, Archdeacon of Blackburn (left) and Bishop Julian after the service. Ruth’s role involves
Blackburn Cathedral wishes to appoint an outstanding musician to lead the Music Department and to play a leading role in the mission and ministry of the cathedral. It is anticipated that the position of Director of Music will become vacant from 1st January 2020 but there is a possibility of an Autumn start by negotiation.
Blackburn Cathedral are extremely grateful to the Friends of Cathedral Music for granting the Tony Harvey Award to Gregory Treloar, our Tenor Choral Scholar from 2018-2019. The award arose from specific instructions given in Tony Harvey’s will asking to support a Choral Scholar in an English Cathedral. Gregory joined the cathedral in September 2018 and
In August, I wrote an article for a local newspaper about drugs and the danger of drug addiction; the chaos that drugs bring to people’s lives. It’s frightening when we see on our television screens pictures of people of all ages, including the young, standing in a street as if frozen and not able to
Get Your Camera Ready! As a way of raising funds for the continued work and upkeep of the Cathedral we are looking to produce a calendar for 2020 featuring the buildings, life and work of this amazing space. The competition is open to any amateur photographer be they staff member, congregation member or visitor to
The cathedral’s Organist and Director of Music, Samuel Hudson, has been named as the new Organist and Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral. Sam has been in post at Blackburn Cathedral since 2011, where he is also the artistic director of the Friends of Blackburn Cathedral Music. He also regularly works for the BBC as
More than 100 Zumba exercise fans from all over Lancashire took over Blackburn Cathedral for a two-hour charity ‘Zumbathon’. Inspired by a previous event at Chester Cathedral, the huge crowd of fitness fans gathered in the aisles of the Cathedral on November 16 as modern Latin Zumba rhythms echoed round the ancient walls for the
In a contemporary take on a medieval tradition, Blackburn Cathedral will this week launch the first ever Cathedral brand gin. Called Cathedra – the Dean of Blackburn hopes this new gin, specially crafted by a local distillery, will become one of the go-to brands in the current gin revival – and in the longer term
Cathedral Is Named County’s Cultural Venue of the Year Bishop Philip’s ‘Virtual Pilgrimage’ also up for award on the same evening! Blackburn Cathedral has been named Lancashire’s Cultural Venue of 2018 in the county tourism awards. More than 500 people were at the Marketing Lancashire awards ceremony, in the Imperial Banqueting Suite in Preston, on
The Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire (Blackburn Diocese) have issued a joint statement at the start of this Remembrance Week, as churches across the Diocese prepare to mark a very special Remembrance Sunday. Speaking today, Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, joined with Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley and
What could be one of the biggest fundraising events in Lancashire for 2018’s Children in Need will take over Blackburn Cathedral soon, as people from across the county prepare to move together to a Zumba beat. A huge crowd of fitness fans are expected to gather in the aisles of the Cathedral on November 16