A service celebrating the faith, life, love and service of Ben Ashworth will be held on Saturday 15th July at 5.30pm. Ben died on 2nd July after a five year battle with bowel cancer during which he ran 24 marathons to raise money for cancer related charities. All are welcome to attend this service.

“The Singers” Concert

The Singers from Newcastle upon Tyne present a concert of music for a summer’s evening. The concert is held in the North Transept and tickets may be purchased on the door. The Singers will also be singing the 10.30am Eucharist and 4.00pm Evensong on Sunday 23rd.

God of compassion, You hear the cries of all who are in trouble or distress; accept our prayers for all affected by the bombing in Manchester. We pray especially for those suddenly facing a future without a child, parent or loved one. Young ones who are in deep distress and those who are injured, traumatized

Lancashire’s three Anglican Bishops have issued a joint statement as people in parishes across the County prepare for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – a huge joint international and ecumenical prayer initiative. In doing so, they join with the Archbishops of Canterbury and York who have galvanised and led the event from the start. The first was

The beacon launch event for The Church of England in Lancashire (Blackburn Diocese) is one of 29 for ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ across the country. It will take place at Blackburn Cathedral at 7.30pm on May 24 and hundreds of people from parishes across Lancashire are expected to attend. The special service will be led by

May 23, 2017 THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN LANCASHIRE: JOINT STATEMENT FROM BISHOPS FOLLOWING THE MANCHESTER ARENA ATTACK The Anglican Bishops from The Church of England’s Diocese of Blackburn have issued a joint statement this morning following the Manchester Arena attack. The Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn; the Rt Rev. Geoff Pearson, Bishop

The first of 14 ‘Visitation Services’, centred on the theme of welcome and hospitality and led by the Archdeacons of Blackburn and Lancaster, take place across the Diocese next week and continue throughout May. An important part of The Church of England in Lancashire’s annual calendar of events, the Visitation Services include the official admittance

The three Bishops from The Church of England in Lancashire (Blackburn Diocese) have each issued their messages for Easter 2017. The messages come from Diocesan Bishop, Rt Rev Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn and Suffragan Bishops, Rt Rev Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster and Rt Rev Philip North, Bishop of Burnley. The messages are also

The Bishop of Lancaster, Rt Rev. Geoff Pearson, threw the switch last night as he commissioned a major new ecumenical Blackpool Illuminations display which will shine this Easter and form part of this year’s world-famous light show in the autumn. The Bishop led a special commissioning service at 8pm on a cold and windy seafront

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.

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.