Worship at blackburn cathedral

Worship with us at Blackburn Cathedral

Christian worship is at the centre of everything we do, and you can worship with us in person or online.

Blackburn Cathedral is one of England’s newest cathedrals. Yet the site on which the Cathedral sits has been a place of Christian worship for over 1,500 years and our faith continues to be at the very heart of all we do.

Services take place daily and whether you are taking the first steps of your journey with faith or are simply curious about what a service involves, you are warmly invited to join us.

You are invited into the Cathedral to pray, reflect or light a candle: this space is for you and you are welcome here.

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Regular Cathedral services

Worship and prayer takes place in the Cathedral 365 days of the year, and all are welcome. Worship is at the heart of the Cathedral every day of the year there are at least two services – morning prayer and evening prayer.

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Special services

Throughout the year celebrate the glory of God with special services that we mark in particular ways, known as Principle Feasts, Holy Days and Festivals.

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Sunday's live stream

Join us online if you are unable to be with us in person for the Sunday Eucharist at Blackburn Cathedral, streamed live online every week. Don’t worry if you’ve never attended a service before, or don’t know what to expect – you’re very welcome to join us online and see what you think.

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Music at Blackburn Cathedral

Music is central to the work and life of the Cathedral. Learn about our music, choirs, view the music list and see details of our popular lunchtime concert series.

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View the Cathedral’s music list

Music plays an important role in the Cathedral and in our services. The Music List provides details of the music performed and sung as part of our worship.

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Life events at the Cathedral

Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals are particular moments in your life that can be marked at Blackburn Cathedral.

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Worship FAQs
For more information on worship services and how to get involved at Blackburn Cathedral, here are some frequently asked questions.
Please check our regular services page before visiting for the latest information.
Yes everybody is welcome to Blackburn Cathedral to attend our daily services.
Whenever the Cathedral is open to the public, you are welcome to visit and use any of our spaces for private prayer and contemplation or to light a candle.
There is no formal dress code to visit Blackburn Cathedral, although as an active place of worship, we request that all guests wear suitable attire.
Of course, we have a number of young families in our congregation and a craft area at the back of the Cathedral to keep children entertained. We have a friendly congregation and children are most welcome.
Although there are some old, uneven surfaces and care should be taken, Blackburn Cathedral is fully accessible and wheelchair friendly. There is level access into and around the Cathedral and there is a lift available to all floors. If you have a specific access need, please speak to a member of our team or a volunteer when arriving at the Cathedral who will be happy to help you. We have a number of measures in place to ensure disabled visitors get the most out of their visit to the Cathedral. Please visit our accessibility page for full details.
Yes! We actively encourage the taking and sharing of photographs of our beautiful building and of events held at Blackburn Cathedral - please tag us @blackburncathedral and we’ll be happy to share! Photography is allowed for personal use only and we do not allow the use of tripods or flash without prior agreement. Please note that the only time we request that you don’t take photographs or film is during the actual service.
Activities may be filmed or photographed by Blackburn Cathedral or their partners. By attending, you give your consent for your image and / or likeness to be included on and / or offline at some point in the future. Blackburn Cathedral reserves the right to refuse admission, terminate a visit, or restrict access to areas within the Cathedral at short notice and without prior warning.
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