Welcome to the website of the Diocese of Blackburn, the Church of England in Lancashire.
As a Diocese we are working together for our 'Vision 2026: Healthy Churches Transforming Communities'.
On the right of this page you will find links to all the current and archived material for all our Vision work. Please take some time to browse the pages and familiarise yourself with our important Vision work.
Our Diocese, originally part of the Manchester Diocese, was created in 1926. So for nearly nine decades prayer and worship has been offered throughout the region, not only on Sundays but every day. Throughout this time we have tried to tell and show the people of Lancashire that God loves them, not just now but for ever.
This continues now and in the future as we work to live out our new vision under the mission statement 'Healthy Churches Transforming Communities' and with the key aims of making disciples of, being witnesses to and growing leaders for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
Our website will show you that we are a busy diocese, including very varied communities across almost 900 square miles of North West England - an area virtually the same as the county. Our 250 parishes stretch from the Irish Sea to the Yorkshire border, and from the edge of Merseyside and Greater Manchester, north to Cumbria.
The Church, of course, is the people of God, and every week some 34,000 gather in our churches to worship Him and to be equipped to serve Him in their communities and places of work and recreation. We are also pleased that every week we welcome some who are enquiring about the Christian Faith.
We hope you will be blessed as you read about the life and work of the Church of England in Lancashire, and I pray that you may find something here that will help you in your response to the invitation of Jesus Christ to 'come, follow me'. Thank you for your interest and please now take a moment to browse the material below about our vision for the Diocese - Healthy Churches Transforming Communities