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Last updated 29th September 2020

Accrington

Accrington Deanery covers the Hyndburn local authority.

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.

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

Key contacts

  • Area Dean:                              VACANT
  • Lay Chair:                                Denise Taylor
  • Deanery Synod Secretary:     Wendy Papworth
  • Treasurer:                                Gwen Greenwood

Deanery Synod dates

  • Thursday 13 February 2020:  Haslingden St Peters at 7.30pm - Speaker: David Barlow, Board of Finance Chair
  • Thursday 9 June 2020:          Clayton-le-Moors All Saints at 7.30pm - Speaker: Ben Green, Diocesan Youth Advisor
  • Thursday 15 October 2020:   Accrington Trinity Church at 7.30pm

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 dashboard provides information about attendance and occassional offices over a ten year period.
  • Parish website, Facebook link or 'A Church Near You' (ACNY) posting
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Accrington St John with Huncoat St Augustine map

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Accrington Christ Church map

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Accrington St Andrew  map

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Accrington St Mary Magdelen map

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Accrington St Peter  map

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Accrington St James  map

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Accrington St Paul map

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Altham St James  map

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Clayton-Le-Moors All Saints map

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Baxenden St John map

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Haslingden St James with Grane St Stephen and Stonefold St John map

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Laneside St Peter map

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Musbury St Thomas map

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Oswaldtwistle (Immanuel, All Saints and St Paul)

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