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Discipleship & Ministry


The Discipleship & Ministry Department has the following aims:

  1. To encourage and facilitate opportunities for lifelong Christian learning for adults, both parish-based and at diocesan level
  2. To support parishes in developing patterns of Shared Ministry
  3. To help individuals to discern and follow God's call, including support for individuals to whom the church discerns a possible vocation to accredited lay or ordained ministry
  4. To support and enable formation for particular forms of licensed or authorised ministry and continuing ministerial development for those ministries
  5. To use the expertise of department members and their knowledge of the diocese and wider issues to contribute to the formulation of diocesan policy and strategy



The Department has moved:

Diocesan Offices
Clayton House
Walker Office Park
Blackburn BB1 2QE
Telephone numbers:
Sue Penfold 01254 503082
Mandy Stanton 01254 503084
Rosie Strachan 01254 503078


Sue Penfold

 Mandy Stanton

Rosie Strachan 

John Darch




David Arnold 


Cindy Rigney      

             Peter Shepherd







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