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It was a moving day of thankfulness and encouragement as some of the original 13 women priests in Blackburn Diocese, ordained on May 14, 1994, gathered for Silver Jubilee events. Exactly 25 years on – at 7pm – a special Eucharist took place at Blackburn Cathedral to celebrate the milestone. The Eucharist was presided over by Rt

Thy Kingdom Come runs from May 30 – June 9; launch event on May 29 in Preston Lancashire is once again embracing the local, regional, national and international ecumenical prayer event ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, led by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, which is back again for 2019. For the fourth year running, Christians across

Minute’s silence for victims of Sri Lankan attacks on Friday 26th April.

All three Bishops for The Church of England in Lancashire have written and recorded their Easter messages for 2019.

APPLEY Bridge artist Kelvin Burgoyne has produced a stunning artwork to mark the Easter season, which is set for display in local churches and also Blackburn Cathedral. The work, called ‘14 Stations’, is a series of watercolour pictures of the Passion story, mounted on a wooden cross. Kelvin, a member of the congregation at All Saints

New Director of Music

Blackburn Cathedral is delighted to announce the appointment of John Robinson as Director of Music following the recent appointment of Samuel Hudson as Organist and Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral.

On May 14, 1994 the ordination of the first 13 women priests in Blackburn Diocese took place. Exactly 25 years on – May 14, 2019 at 7pm – a Silver Jubilee Eucharist is due to take place at Blackburn Cathedral to celebrate the milestone. The Eucharist will be presided over by Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of

The Archdeacon of Lancaster, The Venerable Michael Everitt, has been appointed Canon Pastor at Durham Cathedral. Archdeacon Michael has served God through Blackburn Diocese for almost 27 years in a variety of roles and has been, in the words of Diocesan Bishop Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, ‘a faithful colleague, priest and friend’.

All three Bishops from The Church of England in Lancashire have today issued a statement in the wake of the attack on mosques in New Zealand in which at least 50 people have been reported as killed, with many others wounded. Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn; Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley

Every six years each parish is required to prepare a new electoral roll. A notice should be displayed on or near the main door of every Church of England church in the parish. This needs to be done at least two months before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and has to stay up for

Blackburn Cathedral has held an annual festival for the past two years to foster growth in faith amongst parishes, writes Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley and Cathedral Episcopal Canon. Two years ago, there was a Festival of the Eucharist and last year a Festival of Prayer.  The response to these first two events has

More exciting news for the Diocese as Ruth Hassall is commissioned as Diocesan Director of Discipleship. The licensing by Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, took place on Sunday evening at Blackburn Cathedral. Ruth is pictured with The Ven. Mark Ireland, Archdeacon of Blackburn (left) and Bishop Julian after the service.  Ruth’s role involves

Director of Music Vacancy

Blackburn Cathedral wishes to appoint an outstanding musician to lead the Music Department and to play a leading role in the mission and ministry of the cathedral.  It is anticipated that the position of Director of Music will become vacant from 1st January 2020 but there is a possibility of an Autumn start by negotiation.

Blackburn Cathedral are extremely grateful to the Friends of Cathedral Music for granting the Tony Harvey Award to Gregory Treloar, our Tenor Choral Scholar from 2018-2019. The award arose from specific instructions given in Tony Harvey’s will asking to support a Choral Scholar in an English Cathedral. Gregory joined the cathedral in September 2018 and

In August, I wrote an article for a local newspaper about drugs and the danger of drug addiction; the chaos that drugs bring to people’s lives. It’s frightening when we see on our television screens pictures of people of all ages, including the young, standing in a street as if frozen and not able to

Get Your Camera Ready! As a way of raising funds for the continued work and upkeep of the Cathedral we are looking to produce a calendar for 2020 featuring the buildings, life and work of this amazing space. The competition is open to any amateur photographer be they staff member, congregation member or visitor to

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