Last week at King George’s Hall, Blackburn, thousands of children from across the Diocese came together to fill the hall for seven nights with song. The children have participated in the cathedral’s Music Outreach Project – Sing Together 2017 – This year it has involved 97 schools and over 3000 children, which have performed on the
The Cathedral Choristers are preparing for a visit from critically-acclaimed group The Gesualdo Six, who are visiting to give a workshop with the choristers, and a concert on Friday 31st March 2017. “The coolest vocal group around . . . revel in the gorgeous sounds, the spellbinding music, the programmes with something for everyone. Don’t
The Collation, Induction and Installation * of the new Dean of Blackburn took place on Saturday at Blackburn Cathedral. The Very Rev. Peter Howell-Jones, 55, comes to Blackburn Diocese (The Church of England in Lancashire) from his previous role as Vice-Dean of Chester Cathedral. Those present at the service included the Bishop of Blackburn, Rt
‘JUBILATE: 500 YEARS OF CATHEDRAL MUSIC’ Featuring ALED JONES and conductor ANDREW CARWOOD Album in support of ‘Diamond Fund for Choristers’ Album release date: 17 March 2017 CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO St Paul’s Cathedral Choir has joined forces with 50 young choristers from cathedrals across the UK including one from Blackburn Cathedral
A New Leaflet is now available to view and download containing information on Services and Events taking place in the Cathedral during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. To view the leaflet as seperate pages please scroll down or alternatively click the following link to download and save. Lent Holy Week and Easter 2017 Leaflets will
The Cathedral Music Department has begun its search for choral and organ scholars for the academic year beginning in September 2017. The scholarship programme allows successful applicants an opportunity to gather extensive musical experience in a vibrant cathedral and music department. The scholarship package includes free singing/organ lessons, and rent-free accommodation is provided in the
The Rt Rev. Philip North has notified the Prime Minister of his intention to withdraw from his nomination as Bishop of Sheffield.. Responding to the news Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, said: “Bishop Philip has been, and now will continue to be, an outstanding and much respected Bishop of Burnley; a fine episcopal
The next Dean of Blackburn will be the current Vice-Dean of Chester Cathedral, Canon Peter Howell-Jones. Canon Peter, 54, (pictured) who will succeed The Very Rev Christopher Armstrong, made his first public appearance at a Cathedral welcome event on Saturday, November 26 at 10am. He is married to Sian and they have four grown-up children.
Bishop Christoph Meyns visited Lancashire at the weekend to be installed as an Honorary Ecumenical Canon at Blackburn Cathedral on Sunday.
While in the County Bishop Christoph, from the Diocese of Blackburn’s twin Diocese of Braunschweig, also attended the Diocesan Synod meeting on Saturday morning at St Cuthbert’s Church in Fulwood, Preston, and had the the opportunity to speak about the plans for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation taking place in Germany in October 2017.
ORGANISERS of Blackburn Cathedral Flower Festival have been presented with an award for organising a landmark event which attracted thousands of people to the town centre. Blackburn’s Business Improvement District have dedicated a ‘Be Surprised’ award to the organisers of the event after the iconic Cathedral blossomed into colour and activity for a major four-day
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu visited Blackburn Cathedral today (Sunday 17th July 2016) to officially open the new Cathedral Court. The opening and blessing of the of the new development followed a celebration Choral Evensong at the Cathedral which was attended by civic representatives from across Lancashire, partners in the development and clergy
Blackburn Cathedral is preparing for a landmark moment in its history when the Archbishop of York visits to officially open the new Cathedral’s Cloisters. The development sees the first cloisters to be built at a UK cathedral for over 500 years and also marks the final portion of the large scale regeneration of the areas
The dynamic and contemporary solo-voice ensemble I Fagiolini will be performing in a concert as part of the Cathedral’s Flower Festival in June. The concert, entitled ‘La France et les fleurs’ will feature music by Poulenc, Saint-Saens and Faure, and will give the audience a unique opportunity to hear a specially-crafted programme in the wonderful
The Inaugural Series on Science and Faith launches at Blackburn Cathedral on Thursday 7th April 2016. A series of five highly accessible talks, conversations and panel discussions from a range of speakers, each event held in the north transept of Blackburn Cathedral, 7:30 – 9:00pm. Entrance is FREE; all are invited….all are welcome. The series
Would you like to become a chorister at Blackburn Cathedral? Places are now available in the Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Girls’ Choir. We are hosting several events up where you can find out more about being a chorister at the cathedral, starting with the open rehearsals listed here. Come along and find out what it’s like
Announcement from the Dean of Blackburn, The Very Rev’d Christopher Armstrong. Today I have announced my decision to resign from the Deanery in Blackburn on June 17th 2016. (My last Sunday in Blackburn will be May 1st.) I do so with mixed feelings. Others have told me there is never a right time to retire