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.
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
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