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Picture yourself in one of the most diverse regions in England. From the hustle and bustle of two thriving metropolises and magnificent northern industrial towns, to the calm tranquil rural parishes, Lancashire and the North West has everything. If you’re called to work with extremely deprived communities, suburban parishes or wealthier areas you will find God has a position for you. And if you come to Lancashire and the North West you will find the best of everything: excellent sport, fine cultural attractions, a scenic coastline and dramatic countryside.

Have a look at our vacancies and see what opportunities there are for you to step out in a new direction.

Lancaster Archdeaconry


Blackburn Archdeaconry

 Appointment of Archdeacon of Blackburn: see Clergy Appointments page

The following parishes are vacant or are soon to be vacant, awaiting the appointment process to proceed:

Priest in Charge - Ellel St John w Shireshead St James

Vicar - Mereside St Wilfrid

Darwen St Cuthbert w Tockholes St Stephen

Priest-in-Charge - Woodplumpton St Anne

Haslingden St James w Grane St Stephen & Stonefold St John

Nelson Little Marsden

Ansdell & Fairhaven

Additional Information

A Guide to the Appointments Process by Role - April 2015

Application Form

Recruitment Monitoring Form

For more about the Diocese as a whole, including a video featuring our Diocesan Bishop Rt Rev. Julian Henderson (who recently made the move to the North West for the first time himself) click here to go to our Diocese page on the Church Times website.

Find out the stories of those who have already moved here on our companion website http://www.cofenw.org.uk/

Those stories include two people from our Diocese: Rev. James Gwyn-Thomas from the relatively new church plant in Buckshaw Village, near Chorley and Rev. Tracy Charnock, a vicar from Blackpool.

James moved here with his family from Cambridge, whileTracy speaks from the point of view of someone who has lived and worked in the North West all her life and loves it. As Tracy says: “The North West is a vibrant, amazing place with towns and cities that have a real sense of community about them.”

So have a look at the vacancies we currently have available here in this 'vibrant, amazing' region and don't forget to head on over to http://www.cofnw.org.uk/ to get the bigger picture.

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