A mosque in Blackburn threw open its doors at the weekend and welcomed the local community, including the Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North; Rev. Sheelagh Aston from St Silas Church and members of the congregations of St Silas and Sacred Heart Churches. The event, at Masjid e Anwaar Mosque, was part of the

This year’s William Temple Lectures at Blackburn Cathedral have the overarching title of ‘Transforming Communities’ – reflecting the theme of Vision 2026. Bishop Philip North, Bishop of Burnley, says: “An impressive and diverse line-up of speakers will be delivering the Temple Lectures at the Cathedral this year during Lent, focussing on ‘Transforming Communities’. This is to be a really engaging

Last Saturday (3rd February 2018) the County’s Anglican Cathedral in Blackburn hosted a Festival of Prayer and everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, from parishes across Lancashire was invited! More than 300 people came to the event. The all-age event was a chance to explore different ways of engaging with God through prayer. It

Around 600 people descended on Blackburn Cathedral recently to have their family treasures valued for Flog It, the popular BBC TV show. Paul Martin and his team of experts were filming Lancashire folk for four programmes which will be transmitted in 2019 and he described the turnout as ‘a fantastic response’. Paul said: “It’s great

Senior Anglican clergy in Lancashire say last night’s BBC Panorama programme ‘White Fright’ does not paint an accurate picture of the northern town of Blackburn. They say that missing from the report was any representation of what the faith communities – including the Diocese of Blackburn and Blackburn Cathedral – are doing together to address

Anglican Bishops past and present from the Diocese of Blackburn have come together to pay tribute to football legend and committed Christian, Jimmy Armfield CBE, who died at the weekend. As well as being a former Blackpool and England footballer, manager, broadcaster and High Sheriff of Lancashire, Jimmy Armfield was also an active member of

Bishop Julian Henderson’s message Looking back on the year we have just lived through, I wonder which events from 2017 might stay in your mind? For me it’s what was going on in the country of Yemen. The terrible devastation of blockades in the Yemeni port to stop aid getting through to those who needed

Lancashire’s Anglican Bishop, Rt Rev Julian Henderson, has issued his annual Christmas message to the County. Bishop Julian recorded a video version of the message (full text also available in written form below) during a recent visit to Whalley Church of England Primary School in the Ribble Valley which was organised by Headteacher Richard Blackburn and

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


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