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

The Choristers Entertain!

Join the Cathedral’s boy and girl choristers on Friday 26th May 2017 at 7pm as they present an hour of entertaining vocal and instrumental music. Not only will the choristers be singing some pieces together, but they will also be taking to the stage to perform solo pieces on instruments including the piano, violin, and

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

Ascension Day at Blackburn Cathedral

Please join us at Blackburn Cathedral for a Service on Ascension Day, Thursday 25th May 2017. Service times are as follows: 8.10am Holy Communion 8.40am Morning Prayer 6.00pm Solemn Eucharist (sung by the Renaissance Singers) The Eucharist service will include music by Victoria and Finzi, and the Preacher is Canon Ian Stockton, the Canon Chancellor.

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

‘MINDFULNESS’ EXPERT TO SPEAK AT BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL Mark Williams, recently retired Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford University and an Anglican priest, is to speak at a major conference on ‘mindfulness’ at Blackburn Cathedral in May. Mindfulness is an approach to daily living which has been shown to be of great help to people trying

The Renaissance Singers’ Holy Week Concert 2017 Wednesday 12th April, 7.30pm Join the Renaissance Singers for this year’s Holy Week Concert, which features Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis – his masterful 40-part motet – and Passio by Arvo Pärt – a gripping and mesmerising setting of the Gospel according to St John. Tickets cost

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 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