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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

The cathedral’s Organist and Director of Music, Samuel Hudson, has been named as the new Organist and Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral.  Sam has been in post at Blackburn Cathedral since 2011, where he is also the artistic director of the Friends of Blackburn Cathedral Music. He also regularly works for the BBC as

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

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