Welcome to Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral is one of England's newest Cathedrals, yet it is one of the country's oldest places of Christian worship. For many centuries, this has been the Parish Church of Blackburn dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin.

It continues as a place of prayer and worship and is at the centre of the Diocese which takes in almost the whole of Lancashire.

Advent Procession with Carols by Candlelight

Blackburn Cathedral's Annual Advent Procession with Carols by Candlelight takes place this year on The Second Sunday of Advent, Sunday 7th D...  Read More

Focus on the Middle East

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Choral Music of America

Join The Renaissance Singers as they present a programme of choral music by leading American composers. The concert will include works by Morten La...  Read More

Pray. Act. Give

PRAY. ACT. GIVE. As we seek to assist our brother and sister Christians in Iraq the Cathedral will be holding an ongoing service to include prayers fo...  Read More

Tragedy on Darwen Moor. A World Premiere by Darwen-born composer David Mellor

David Mellor tells a story of three boys who died in a blizzard on Darwen Moors in 1917. The incident has inspired David Mellor to write a tone p...  Read More

Portrait of a Cathedral and Other Works on Paper by Patrick Troughton

This exhibition of drawings and watercolours showing differing aspects of Blackburn Cathedral will be launched on Monday 3rd November at 7pm. Therea...  Read More


A SERVICE to commemorate the outbreak of war 100 years ago was held at Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday (August 3) when a memorial honouring 72 soldiers ...  Read More

Blackburn Cathedral Development Project - Latest Image and Update

John Turner's the Cathedral Development Contractor began setting up the site on the 22nd April 2014 to start on The Cathedral's Development Project.&n...  Read More

Bishops and Dean Join Forces to Support National Poppy Planting Initiative

POPPIES will be grown in churches and church schools across the country as a joint act of remembrance for the centenary of World War One by the Church...  Read More

A new special edition of The See the magazine produced by The Church of England in Lancashire for parishes across the county is now available

 The special online edition of The See is focussed on the events of Maundy Thursday and the visit to the region’s Cathedral of HM The ...  Read More