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.
Bishop Christoph Meyns visited Lancashire at the weekend to be installed as an Honorary Ecumenical Canon at Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday.
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.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu visited Blackburn Cathedral today (Sunday 17th July 2016) to officially open the new Cathedral Court. The opening and blessing of the of the new development followed a celebration Choral Evensong at the Cathedral which was attended by civic representatives from across Lancashire, partners in the development and clergy
Blackburn Cathedral is preparing for a landmark moment in its history when the Archbishop of York visits to officially open the new Cathedral’s Cloisters. The development sees the first cloisters to be built at a UK cathedral for over 500 years and also marks the final portion of the large scale regeneration of the areas
A PIECE of history was made yesterday when The Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, laid the foundation stone for the new Cathedral Court adjoining Blackburn Cathedral. The ceremony took place in the mist-shrouded Cathedral Close where the Bishop, trowel in hand, placed cement on a plinth before the foundation stone – supplied by
HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN presented Maundy money to men and women from across the County at Blackburn Cathedral on Thursday, April 17. Every year the Monarch visits a UK cathedral or abbey to give out Maundy coins to people aged 70 and over in recognition of their service to their community and church. This year’s