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Blackburn Cathedral: Good News for Lancashire

Blackburn Cathedral is one of England's newest cathedrals, yet it is one of the country's oldest places of Christian worship. For many centuries, it has been the Parish Church of Blackburn dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. 

It continues as a place of prayer and worship and is now at the centre of the Diocese which takes in almost the whole of Lancashire.

Whalley Abbey

Standing on the banks of the River Calder, Whalley Abbey has been a focal point for hospitality since the fourteenth century. It began its history as a community of Cistercian monks. The ruins that still stand in the grounds today remind visitors of St. Benedict's rule to receive strangers as if they were Christ himself

Church of England: A Christian presence in every community

The Church of England plays a vital role in the life of the nation, proclaiming the Christian gospel in words and actions and providing services of Christian worship and praise. Its network of parishes cover the country, bringing a vital Christian dimension to the nation as well as strengthening community life in numerous urban, suburban and rural settings. Its cathedrals are centres of spirituality and service, and its network of chaplaincies across continental Europe meet important local needs. The Church of England plays an active role in national life with its members involved in a wide range of public bodies. Twenty-six bishops are members of the House of Lords and are engaged in debates about legislation and national and international affairs

Braunschweig - One of our two link Dioceses

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Braunschweig consists of around 400,000 members in over 400 parishes and 13 deaneries between Wolfsburg and Bad Harzburg, Peine and Helmstedt, and in the enclaves Calvörde and Blankenburg (Sachsen-Anhalt). (German language site)


Church buildings are of tremendous significance and value, as places of worship and also as historic places of great beauty which are the focus of the environment both in town and country, and increasingly reach out to the community through the wider range of activities which take place within them. But the work of caring for and maintaining them can be daunting without help. This website is intended to help you, the people involved in caring for such buildings, through offering practical advice, guidance, and links to other useful sources of advice


Mission Action Planning is a tried and tested method for individual churches to review their mission strategy and to plan their mission priorities and actions. Nowadays, many churches and organisations are using MAP - some as part of a growth strategy. For some years, those engaged in supporting and training for MAP have set up informal local or national networks, and this has helped the MAP process to evolve. This site has been created to stimulate further sharing and learning

Diocese of Blackburn Board of Education

The Board of Education seeks to provide high quality services and information to support Schools, Universities, Colleges and Youth and Children's Work both across the Diocese and beyond. I very much hope that you will be able to find the information you are seeking on our website. We are constantly working on new projects and in this ever changing world updating the information and guidance that we offer

Ecclesiastical Insurance

We provide specialist insurance and financial products and services for individuals, families, groups and organisations that care about their communities and the environments in which they live and work

Free State - One of our two link Dioceses

As a Diocese we believe that “The youth are the Church of today and the Leaders of tomorrow”, so we have an active youth ministry in this diocese. The Sunday School and Servers are involved in a Diocesan Training Programme which is being carried out at Cluster level. We have an annual Diocesan Youth Rally where the youth organisations from the whole Diocese meet, usually on Youth Day, for fun and fellowship

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions was established by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and the Methodist Council in 2004, with a brief to encourage churches all across the country to establish new congregations and Christian communities through creative and innovative outreach. Our current work focuses on extending the reach of the movement within the Church of England, Methodist and United Reformed Churches and to other denominations, consolidating all that has been achieved in terms of major projects and policy changes and seeking the integration of our training and best practice with the ongoing life of the churches


Two thousand years after he walked the earth, Jesus of Nazareth remains one of those most talked-about and influential people who has ever lived. In this website, we explore his life, character, teachings and followers. We look at how he has been quoted, misquoted, filmed, reported on, worshipped and argued over


ReSource works for the renewal of people and churches for mission in the power of the Holy Spirit - across all traditions, Churches and denominations, but with an Anglican distinctive. We understand renewal as the ongoing process by which God brings spiritual refreshment and practical challenges to individuals, churches and communities. We work primarily through a scattered and travelling team of people with complementary giftings and experience

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