Life as we know it at Blackburn Cathedral simply wouldn’t be possible without the help of our team of dedicated volunteers and there is a place for you to join them on our team.

Blackburn Cathedral relies greatly upon the generous contribution made by volunteers who come from our regular congregations and from the wider community.

Opportunities exist for suitable volunteers to help within the life and service of the Cathedral and this includes welcoming guests and work undertaken in support of visits by schools, churches, pilgrims and tourist groups.

Cathedral volunteering can be a way of using your gifts or a means of developing new skills. Careful scrutiny for the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults is an important part of what we offer at the Cathedral, as is the promise of support and encouragement of our volunteers.

Example volunteering opportunities include:

  • Stewarding at services or concerts
  • Becoming a volunteer virger
  • Becoming a tour guide
  • Cathedral Server
  • Bell ringing
  • Cleaning the cathedral or gardening around the site
  • Joining the education team
  • Joining a choir

Why volunteer with us?

Our volunteering opportunities aim to be fun, sociable and beneficial to learning and experiencing new things. There are many other benefits to volunteering at Blackburn Cathedral including:

  • Gaining experience of working in a unique environment
  • Contributing to the success of the Cathedral and individual events
  • Hands-on experience that provides transferrable workplace skills
  • Meeting people from a variety of locations and walks of life
  • Working with knowledgeable staff
  • An opportunity to showcase your unique talents
  • Supporting us as we strive to make a difference to our guests
  • Be part of our story, discover your own and have fun!

We fully recognise the value volunteers bring to our organisation and the time and commitment they give to all areas of our operation and for which we are extremely grateful.

Please contact us if you are interested in our volunteer opportunities.

To find out more, please contact

James Lawrence
Canon Missioner 01254 845305 [email protected]
James Lawrence Canon Missioner at Blackburn Cathedral
Volunteering enquiries

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