With just more than a week to go to the Easter weekend, people across the County are being urged to continue to support The Real Easter Egg campaign. The campaign aims to distribute a quarter of a million eggs along with the Easter message. And the Diocesan Bishop for The Church of England in Lancashire,

Ecumenical event supported by people from across Lancashire The Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire have praised the recent ‘Moving Mountains’ Northern Bishops’ Mission event in Carlisle Diocese (which covers the whole of Cumbria). Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, the Bishop of Blackburn and Rt Rev. Philip North, the Bishop of Burnley were in

A priest who is passionate about planting new congregations and creating confident witnesses for Jesus Christ who can become ‘beacons’ in their communities has been chosen to be the next Anglican Suffragan Bishop of Lancaster. Bolton-born Rev. Dr Jill Duff, 45, is currently the founding Director of the St Mellitus College, North West, which is

He has been Blackburn Diocese’s man with a mission for the past seven years. Now a new calling will see the Leader of The Church of England in Lancashire’s Parish Mission Support team, Rev. Canon David Banbury, taking the reins as the next Vicar of St John’s, Burscough, (which in the Diocese of Liverpool) at

A mosque in Blackburn threw open its doors at the weekend and welcomed the local community, including the Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North; Rev. Sheelagh Aston from St Silas Church and members of the congregations of St Silas and Sacred Heart Churches. The event, at Masjid e Anwaar Mosque, was part of the

This year’s William Temple Lectures at Blackburn Cathedral have the overarching title of ‘Transforming Communities’ – reflecting the theme of Vision 2026. Bishop Philip North, Bishop of Burnley, says: “An impressive and diverse line-up of speakers will be delivering the Temple Lectures at the Cathedral this year during Lent, focussing on ‘Transforming Communities’. This is to be a really engaging

Last Saturday (3rd February 2018) the County’s Anglican Cathedral in Blackburn hosted a Festival of Prayer and everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, from parishes across Lancashire was invited! More than 300 people came to the event. The all-age event was a chance to explore different ways of engaging with God through prayer. It

Around 600 people descended on Blackburn Cathedral recently to have their family treasures valued for Flog It, the popular BBC TV show. Paul Martin and his team of experts were filming Lancashire folk for four programmes which will be transmitted in 2019 and he described the turnout as ‘a fantastic response’. Paul said: “It’s great

Senior Anglican clergy in Lancashire say last night’s BBC Panorama programme ‘White Fright’ does not paint an accurate picture of the northern town of Blackburn. They say that missing from the report was any representation of what the faith communities – including the Diocese of Blackburn and Blackburn Cathedral – are doing together to address

Anglican Bishops past and present from the Diocese of Blackburn have come together to pay tribute to football legend and committed Christian, Jimmy Armfield CBE, who died at the weekend. As well as being a former Blackpool and England footballer, manager, broadcaster and High Sheriff of Lancashire, Jimmy Armfield was also an active member of

Bishop Julian Henderson’s message Looking back on the year we have just lived through, I wonder which events from 2017 might stay in your mind? For me it’s what was going on in the country of Yemen. The terrible devastation of blockades in the Yemeni port to stop aid getting through to those who needed

Lancashire’s Anglican Bishop, Rt Rev Julian Henderson, has issued his annual Christmas message to the County. Bishop Julian recorded a video version of the message (full text also available in written form below) during a recent visit to Whalley Church of England Primary School in the Ribble Valley which was organised by Headteacher Richard Blackburn and

Blackburn Cathedral, the Anglican Cathedral for Lancashire, continues to move forward into an exciting new era with the appointment of a new Executive Director. Sharon Grayston will fulfil the new role and her recent arrival follows the installation earlier this year of a new Dean, The Very Rev. Peter Howell-Jones who came to Blackburn following

Join us for an American-themed Christmas Spectacular Concert at Blackburn Cathedral at 7pm on Saturday 9th December 2017. This year the programme will include James Bassi’s A Carol Symphony, as well as works by American composers Stephen Paulus and Mack Wilberg. The choirs of Blackburn Cathedral will be joined by The Northern Chamber orchestra, and

The cathedral is delighted to welcome Blackburn Music Society to give their ever-popular annual performance of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 7pm. The Society will be joined by the Lancashire Chamber orchestra and four soloists, all directed by Tom Newall. Buy your ticket in advance for £12 or on the door for

In a first for The Church of England in Lancashire, the Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North, is producing a daily video blog (or ‘vlog’) reflecting on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. From today, Bishop Philip is leading a 10-day trip to Israel which has been coordinated by Rev. Damian Porter, Vicar of