Regular services

Worship takes place in the Cathedral every day of the year. Find out when and how you can join us.

Worship is at the heart of the Cathedral every day of the year there are at least two services – morning prayer and evening prayer.

Eucharistic services take place six days a week. Throughout the Christian calendar there are a host of services which celebrate and support the life of the town, diocese and region.

We rejoice in our vibrant choral tradition. Music and choirs enrich the services here and remain at the centre of many acts of worship.

Our services are open to all, including you, and we would love to welcome you.

Find out more about the Christian faith.

Below you can find our regular pattern, please check the website for changes to this schedule which are rare. During the school holidays Evensong on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday reverts to Evening Prayer in the Jesus Chapel.

Regular service times

09:00 Parish Eucharist
10:30 Blackburn Cathedral Eucharist
16:00 Choral Evensong*
08:30 Morning Prayer
17:00 Evening Prayer
08:30 Morning Prayer & Eucharist
17:00 Choral Evensong*
08:30 Morning Prayer
11:30 BCP Eucharist
17:00 Choral Evensong*
08:30 Morning Prayer & Eucharist
17:00 Choral Evensong*
08:30 Morning Prayer
12:30 Common Worship Eucharist
17:00 Evening Prayer
09:00 Morning Prayer
16:00 Evening Prayer
*Term time only
Weekly services
A short service at the start and end of every day in the Jesus Chapel, situated at the East end of the Cathedral. Morning Prayer starts at 8.30am Monday – Friday and 9am on Saturday and Bank Holidays. Evening Prayer starts at 5.00pm Monday – Friday and 4pm on Saturdays and Bank Holidays.
Choral Evensong takes place at 5.00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during term time. It will usually be sung by our Cathedral choristers. The service lasts 40 minutes.
On Wednesday the BCP (Book of Common Prayer) Eucharist takes place in the South Transept, on Friday the Common Worship Eucharist takes place in the Jesus Chapel. Both services last 25 minutes.
Sunday Services
Join us for a Common Worship Eucharist service in the South Transept. This service lasts approximately 1 hour and is often attended by families with young children.
This is our main Sunday morning service and is a celebration of The Eucharist, often called Holy Communion, instituted by Jesus at the Last Supper. It takes place in the Nave of the Cathedral every week. In this service we hear and respond to readings from the Bible and then take, bless and share bread and wine, following Jesus’ command to do this in remembrance of Him. This service is live-streamed every week so that you can join us from wherever you are in the world. Click here to view the order of service for this week and to join the live-stream.
On Sundays, Evensong takes place in the Nave at 4pm. This service is focused on the singing of texts taken directly from the Bible, in addition to hearing the Bible reading and prayers. The service is usually sung by one of the Cathedral choirs. You can read more about our choirs here.

To find out more, please contact

Jenny Gaffin
Canon Precentor 01254 845306 [email protected]
Jenny Gaffin Canon Precentor at Blackburn Cathedral
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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