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Last updated 15th July 2019

Clergy Vacancies


Picture yourself in one of the most diverse regions in England.  

From the hustle and bustle of two thriving cities, magnificent northern industrial towns, the Fylde Coast and Morecambe Bay, to the calm tranquil rural parishes, Lancashire and the North West has everything.  

If you’re called to work with extremely deprived communities, suburban parishes or wealthier areas you will find God has a position for you. 

When you come to Lancashire, you will find the best of everything: excellent sport, fine cultural attractions, a scenic coastline, dramatic countryside, and great schools.

Please read this letter from our bishop, have a look at our vacancies (below) to see what opportunities there are for you to step out in a new direction and read our guide to the appointments process (May 2018)




Post Deanery Documents                  Appointing Bishop Closing date
Vicar designate of the proposed plurality of the parishes St Luke & St Chad, Skerton Lancaster & Morecambe apply here Bishop Jill 5 July 2019
Rector of United Benefice of Rufford with Holmeswood & Tarleton Holy Trinity Leyland apply here Bishop Philip 18 August 2019
Archdeacon of Lancaster Lancaster Archdeaconry apply here Bishop Julian 2 Sept 2019


All clergy posts for Blackburn Diocese will be advertised on the national Church of England jobs board.  Please apply via Pathways.


please note the vacancies below are all at different stages of the appointment process


Benefice/role Deanery
Whitewell St Michael - interim cover currently being provided Whalley
Blackpool Christ Church with All Saints Blackpool
Silverdale St John Morecambe & Lancaster
Blackpool Holy Cross & Squires Gate St Mary Blackpool
Balderstone, Mellor & Samlesbury Whalley
Bamber Bridge St Aidan with Walton le Dale St Leonard Leyland
Euxton Parish Church Chorley
Accrington St Andrew, St Mary Magdalen & St Peter Accrington
Christ Church Lancaster Morecambe & Lancaster



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