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Last updated 24th November 2020

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 (March 2020)



Post Deanery Documents                                                 Appointing Bishop Closing date
Vicar (half time) of Holy Cross, Blackpool Blackpool Advert Bishop Philip 5th January 2021


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
Blackburn St Andrew Livesey & St Barnabas  Blackburn
Woodplumpton St Anne Garstang
Salesbury St Peter Whalley
Bispham All Hallows - moving to advert January 2021 Blackpool 
Broughton St John Baptist Preston
Kirkham St Michael Kirkham
Cleveleys St Andrew Poulton
Leyland St Ambrose Leyland
Lund St John Kirkham
Accrington St James & St Paul Accrington
Lytham St John Kirkham
Colne St Bartholomew & Colne Holy Trinity Pendle
Lower Darwen St James, Over Darwen St James & Hoddlesden St Paul Blackburn with Darwen
East Lonsdale Tunstall
Bamber Bridge St Saviour Leyland



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