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More than 100 Zumba exercise fans from all over Lancashire took over Blackburn Cathedral for a two-hour charity ‘Zumbathon’. Inspired by a previous event at Chester Cathedral, the huge crowd of fitness fans gathered in the aisles of the Cathedral on November 16 as modern Latin Zumba rhythms echoed round the ancient walls for the

In a contemporary take on a medieval tradition, Blackburn Cathedral will this week launch the first ever Cathedral brand gin. Called Cathedra – the Dean of Blackburn hopes this new gin, specially crafted by a local distillery, will become one of the go-to brands in the current gin revival – and in the longer term

Cathedral Is Named County’s Cultural Venue of the Year Bishop Philip’s ‘Virtual Pilgrimage’ also up for award on the same evening! Blackburn Cathedral has been named Lancashire’s Cultural Venue of 2018 in the county tourism awards. More than 500 people were at the Marketing Lancashire awards ceremony, in the Imperial Banqueting Suite in Preston, on

The Bishops of The Church of England in Lancashire (Blackburn Diocese) have issued a joint statement at the start of this Remembrance Week, as churches across the Diocese prepare to mark a very special Remembrance Sunday. Speaking today, Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, joined with Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley and

What could be one of the biggest fundraising events in Lancashire for 2018’s Children in Need will take over Blackburn Cathedral soon, as people from across the county prepare to move together to a Zumba beat. A huge crowd of fitness fans are expected to gather in the aisles of the Cathedral on November 16

The Advent Procession

Sunday, December 2nd at 6.30pm The Advent Procession is an example of the very best in liturgical drama, moving from darkness to light through the great space which is our cathedral. It seeks to reflect the great Advent themes of hope and expectation which precede our celebration of Christmas. The service will, as usual, include music

A report published today says a national scheme to conserve and repair England’s cathedrals, from which Lancashire’s Anglican Cathedral was awarded £587,701, has significantly reduced immediate risks. The £40 million First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund, launched by the Government in 2014, invited applications from Catholic and Church of England cathedrals to address urgent

‘I’d love to see people who are ‘beacons’ for Jesus across Lancashire’ On the night of a tense England game that ended in hard-won victory, there was a further release of joy in Blackburn as the Installation Service for Rt Rev. Dr Jill Duff, the new Bishop of Lancaster, took place. There were light-hearted interludes

‘An exciting person, coming to an exciting team, at an exciting time’ ‘Surfing’ into her new role on the prayers of many, The Church of England in Lancashire now has a new Bishop of Lancaster. The new Bishop is the Rt Rev. Dr Jill Duff who, until recently, was the founding Director of St Mellitus

A Business Administration Apprentice is required to join our busy office providing front line customer service and administrative support. The successful candidate will be working with a small team across a number of areas of the Cathedral. The apprentice will work under the direction of the Executive Director and will work across a number of

The consecration of Rev. Dr Jill Duff as the next Bishop of Lancaster will take place on June 29 in the historic and ancient setting of York Minster. The Consecration Service will be led by the Archbishop of York, the Most Rev. and Rt Hon. Dr John Sentamu. It will be followed a few days

It was a challenge to find the time to talk … the first couple of weeks in post for the new Canon Missioner Rev. Canon Dr Rowena Pailing at Blackburn Cathedral have been, to coin a phrase, a real baptism of fire! We met at Northcote’s Cafe in the Cathedral, between a meeting with Sunday

The local, regional, national and international ecumenical prayer event ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, led by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, is under way across the County after an official ‘beacon launch service’ at Blackburn Cathedral attended by many hundreds of people from churches in Lancashire. The event takes place from May 10 (Ascension Day) to

The licensing and installation took place recently of Rev. Canon Dr Rowena Pailing, the new Canon Missioner for Lancashire’s Anglican Cathedral. The new Canon was licensed during Evensong at Blackburn Cathedral by Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, the Bishop of Blackburn, and installed during the same service as a Residentiary Canon by the Dean of Blackburn,

A tonne of fresh clay, ready for shaping by festival-goers creative hands will be delivered to Blackburn town centre on both, fun-packed, family friendly and FREE-to-attend days of The National Festival of Making, just one of more than 140 activities and workshops now confirmed. Entering its second year, after attracting over 30,000 people in 2017,

Join us for a tour through the Talbot Archive, a stunning photographic record of Lancashire life from the 1930s to the 1990s by photographers Wally and Howard Talbot. As part of the National Festival of Making, Blackburn College are offering the unique opportunity to enjoy the one of the UK’s most fascinating collections in the

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