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Last updated 10th August 2017

Accrington

Accrington Deanery covers the Hyndburn local authority.

A welcome from Rev Ian Enticott, Area Dean of Accrington

Welcome to the Accrington Deanery page on the website for Blackburn Diocese, The Church of England in Lancashire.

There are nine benefices in the Deanery, representing 13 parishes with 11 Voluntary Aided, and two Voluntary Controlled Church of England Primary Schools, and one Church of England High School. We are in the south and east of the Diocese straddling parts of Hyndburn and Rossendale Borough Councils. The M65 and Leeds-Liverpool canal run across the Deanery. You are never far from the hills in Accrington.

There are a wide variety of worship services from traditional high church to evangelical in the Deanery and a number of family-friendly Messy Church services. I can assure you of a warm welcome in any of our churches. Do enjoy browsing, explore the rest of the the Diocesan website and feel free to contact any of our clergy for further information.

Rev Ian Enticott

Rev Ian Enticott has been in Christian ministry for over 40 years, with 17 years in ordained ministry, and he is Vicar of the united benefice of Accrington St James and St Paul

Married to Fiona for 31 years, they have together been mission partners in Tanzania, East Africa and raised 4 children. They have an interest in encouraging faith development in families, and working with children and young people.

Map of Accrington Deanery showing all of the parish boundaries on an Ordnance Survey background. 

Key contacts

  • Area Dean:                              Revd Ian Enticott    ian.p.enticott@gmail.com
  • Lay Chair:                                Denise Taylor
  • Deanery Synod Secretary:     Wendy Papworth

Parish information

  • Parish map shows the parish boundary 
  • Parish spotlight brings together a range of information about parishes, both in terms of congregations, but also the wider community living in the area. Although this information dates from 2012 it is still a very useful tool, especially when creating a parish profile.
  • Parish website, Facebook link or 'A Church Near You' (ACNY) posting
Parish name Parish map Parish Spotlight

Parish website/ 

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Accrington St John with Huncoat St Augustine map spotlight website
Accrington Christ Church map spotlight

website 

Facebook

Accrington St Andrew  map spotlight ACNY page
Accrington St Mary Magdelen map spotlight

ACNY page

 Facebook

Accrington St Peter  map spotlight ACNY page
Accrington St James  map spotlight Facebook
Accrington St Paul map spotlight Facebook
Altham St James  map spotlight website
Clayton-Le-Moors All Saints map spotlight

ACNY page 

Facebook 

Baxenden St John map spotlight

website

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Haslingden St James with Grane St Stephen and Stonefold St John map spotlight website
Laneside St Peter map spotlight ACNY page
Musbury St Thomas map spotlight

website

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Oswaldtwistle Immanuel and All Saints map spotlight ACNY page
All Saints Facebook
Oswaldtwistle St Paul map spotlight

ACNY page

Facebook