‘An exciting person, coming to an exciting team, at an exciting time’ ‘Surfing’ into her new role on the prayers of many, The Church of England in Lancashire now has a new Bishop of Lancaster. The new Bishop is the Rt Rev. Dr Jill Duff who, until recently, was the founding Director of St Mellitus

A Business Administration Apprentice is required to join our busy office providing front line customer service and administrative support. The successful candidate will be working with a small team across a number of areas of the Cathedral. The apprentice will work under the direction of the Executive Director and will work across a number of

The consecration of Rev. Dr Jill Duff as the next Bishop of Lancaster will take place on June 29 in the historic and ancient setting of York Minster. The Consecration Service will be led by the Archbishop of York, the Most Rev. and Rt Hon. Dr John Sentamu. It will be followed a few days

It was a challenge to find the time to talk … the first couple of weeks in post for the new Canon Missioner Rev. Canon Dr Rowena Pailing at Blackburn Cathedral have been, to coin a phrase, a real baptism of fire! We met at Northcote’s Cafe in the Cathedral, between a meeting with Sunday

The local, regional, national and international ecumenical prayer event ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, led by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, is under way across the County after an official ‘beacon launch service’ at Blackburn Cathedral attended by many hundreds of people from churches in Lancashire. The event takes place from May 10 (Ascension Day) to

The licensing and installation took place recently of Rev. Canon Dr Rowena Pailing, the new Canon Missioner for Lancashire’s Anglican Cathedral. The new Canon was licensed during Evensong at Blackburn Cathedral by Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, the Bishop of Blackburn, and installed during the same service as a Residentiary Canon by the Dean of Blackburn,

A tonne of fresh clay, ready for shaping by festival-goers creative hands will be delivered to Blackburn town centre on both, fun-packed, family friendly and FREE-to-attend days of The National Festival of Making, just one of more than 140 activities and workshops now confirmed. Entering its second year, after attracting over 30,000 people in 2017,

Join us for a tour through the Talbot Archive, a stunning photographic record of Lancashire life from the 1930s to the 1990s by photographers Wally and Howard Talbot. As part of the National Festival of Making, Blackburn College are offering the unique opportunity to enjoy the one of the UK’s most fascinating collections in the

It’s not long until this year’s ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ prayer event, with a special launch service for our Diocese taking place at Blackburn Cathedral on May 9 at 7.30pm. Don’t miss it! For the third year running, Christians across the country and the world are accepting the invitation, originally given by the Archbishops of Canterbury

The Bishops and Archdeacons of The Church of England in Lancashire, together with The Dean of Blackburn, have issued a joint statement today in the aftermath of a crash in Saudi Arabia that claimed the lives of four Muslim pilgrims from Lancashire. Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn; Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of

Sat 12 – Sun 13 May 2018 FREE Blackburn, Lancashire (Various Town Centre Locations) The sound of music and the unforgettable sight of expressive circus performance features as part of The National Festival of Making 2018, with the announcement that Spain’s Vaiven Circo Danza will perform their acclaimed, construction-meets-circus, Do Not Disturb street show for

The Bishops from The Church of England in Lancashire (Blackburn Diocese) have issued their messages for Easter 2018. Both Bishops reflect in different ways on recent challenging news events before moving on to explore what Easter means for each one of us. Bishop Julian says: At this Easter time, Christians celebrate that God has not

With just more than a week to go to the Easter weekend, people across the County are being urged to continue to support The Real Easter Egg campaign. The campaign aims to distribute a quarter of a million eggs along with the Easter message. And the Diocesan Bishop for The Church of England in Lancashire,

Ecumenical event supported by people from across Lancashire The Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire have praised the recent ‘Moving Mountains’ Northern Bishops’ Mission event in Carlisle Diocese (which covers the whole of Cumbria). Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, the Bishop of Blackburn and Rt Rev. Philip North, the Bishop of Burnley were in

A priest who is passionate about planting new congregations and creating confident witnesses for Jesus Christ who can become ‘beacons’ in their communities has been chosen to be the next Anglican Suffragan Bishop of Lancaster. Bolton-born Rev. Dr Jill Duff, 45, is currently the founding Director of the St Mellitus College, North West, which is

He has been Blackburn Diocese’s man with a mission for the past seven years. Now a new calling will see the Leader of The Church of England in Lancashire’s Parish Mission Support team, Rev. Canon David Banbury, taking the reins as the next Vicar of St John’s, Burscough, (which in the Diocese of Liverpool) at


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