Special services

Celebrate the glory of God throughout the year with special services, known as Principle Feasts, Holy Days and Festivals.

We regularly have special services, especially over the Christmas and Easter periods and often these services are live-streamed, so that you can join from wherever you are in the world.

Special service times

Ascension Day
19:00 Thursday 9th May 2024
St. Michael & All Angels
19:00 Sunday 29th September 2024
All Soul
19:30 Saturday 2nd November 2024
Christ the King
16:00 Sunday 24th November 2024
Advent Carol Service
18:30 Details coming soon
Nine Lessons & Carols
19:30 Monday 23rd December 2024
19:30 Monday 6th January 2025
19:30 Sunday 2nd February 2025
Ash Wednesday
19:30 Wednesday 5th March 2025
Maundy Thursday
20:00 Thursday 25th April 2025
Easter Vigil
20:00 Saturday 19th April 2025
*Term time only

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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