Join us for an American-themed Christmas Spectacular Concert at Blackburn Cathedral at 7pm on Saturday 9th December 2017. This year the programme will include James Bassi’s A Carol Symphony, as well as works by American composers Stephen Paulus and Mack Wilberg. The choirs of Blackburn Cathedral will be joined by The Northern Chamber orchestra, and

The cathedral is delighted to welcome Blackburn Music Society to give their ever-popular annual performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 7pm. The Society will be joined by the Lancashire Chamber orchestra and four soloists, all directed by Tom Newall. Buy your ticket in advance for £12 or on the door for

In a first for The Church of England in Lancashire, the Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North, is producing a daily video blog (or ‘vlog’) reflecting on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. From today, Bishop Philip is leading a 10-day trip to Israel which has been coordinated by Rev. Damian Porter, Vicar of

Flog It, the popular BBC one antiques series is coming to Blackburn Cathedral on Thursday 25th January 2018. Don’t miss your chance to have up to three antiques or collectables valued for free by experts from the show between 09.30am -4.00pm. If selected for filming you might be in with a chance of making some

Feature marking retirement of Blackburn Cathedral Canon Chancellor, Dr Ian Stockton As Blackburn Cathedral’s Canon Chancellor, Dr Ian Stockton, heads off to retirement in Lincoln he leaves a rich legacy of his seven years’ service to the Diocese behind him. And a problem…who will tend the garden? For the most conspicuous feature of the very

The Church of England in Lancashire is to set up its first Youth Council; an opportunity for young members of the church across the County to champion the voice of the younger generation. The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education is proposing a 16-strong group of 13 to 18 year olds, recruited by direct application, that

A NEW range of ethical products from India is to be launched in the gift shop at Lancashire’s Anglican Cathedral next month. The initiative is being supported by the Dean, The Very Rev Peter Howell-Jones, who says that the goods were a great success when they were introduced to the shop at Chester Cathedral. Dean

Reformation 500 Event

Reformation 500! Blackburn Cathedral Thursday 19th October 2.00pm The Presidents of Churches Together in England encourage all churches in England to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 with sensitivity as we acknowledge our unity in Christ. We have learnt over the past century that unity is achieved by walking together, and we

Show of Hands to perform in  Blackburn as part of their Show of Hands Cathedral Tour on Thursday 2nd November at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £27.50 and are available from King Georges Hall Box office. call 0844 847 1664 or 01254 582579 About the Show of Hands The Show of Hands have unequivocally become one of

God of compassion, You hear the cries of all who are in trouble or distress; accept our prayers for all affected by the bombing in Manchester. We pray especially for those suddenly facing a future without a child, parent or loved one. Young ones who are in deep distress and those who are injured, traumatized

May 23, 2017 THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN LANCASHIRE: JOINT STATEMENT FROM BISHOPS FOLLOWING THE MANCHESTER ARENA ATTACK The Anglican Bishops from The Church of England’s Diocese of Blackburn have issued a joint statement this morning following the Manchester Arena attack. The Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn; the Rt Rev. Geoff Pearson, Bishop

The first of 14 ‘Visitation Services’, centred on the theme of welcome and hospitality and led by the Archdeacons of Blackburn and Lancaster, take place across the Diocese next week and continue throughout May. An important part of The Church of England in Lancashire’s annual calendar of events, the Visitation Services include the official admittance

The Collation, Induction and Installation * of the new Dean of Blackburn took place on Saturday at Blackburn Cathedral. The Very Rev. Peter Howell-Jones, 55, comes to Blackburn Diocese (The Church of England in Lancashire) from his previous role as Vice-Dean of Chester Cathedral. Those present at the service included the Bishop of Blackburn, Rt

The next Dean of Blackburn will be the current Vice-Dean of Chester Cathedral, Canon Peter Howell-Jones. Canon Peter, 54, (pictured) who will succeed The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong, made his first public appearance at a Cathedral welcome event on Saturday, November 26 at 10am. He is married to Sian and they have four grown-up children.

While in the County Bishop Christoph, from the Diocese of Blackburn’s twin Diocese of Braunschweig, also attended the Diocesan Synod meeting on Saturday morning at St Cuthbert’s Church in Fulwood, Preston, and had the the opportunity to speak about the plans for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation taking place in Germany in October 2017.


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