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Last updated 30th September 2022

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 (January 2022)



Post Deanery Documents                                                 Appointing Bishop Closing date
Associate Vicar - Lancaster Priory Lancaster and Morecambe Apply here Bishop Philip 7th October 2022
Vicar of St Mary's Blackpool & Chaplain of St George's School Blackpool Apply here Bishop Philip 27th October 2022
Vicar of St John the Divine, Sandylands, Morecambe Lancaster and Morecambe Apply here Bishop Jill 1st November 2022 (noon)


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


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


Benefice/role Deanery
Over Kellet St Cuthbert Tunstall
Preston Emmanuel & Lea St Christopher Preston
Hornby with Claughton & Whittington with Arkholme & Gresssingham Tunstall 
Holme in Cliviger St John and Worsthorne St John the Evangelist Burnley
Briercliffe St James Burnley
Fellside Team Garstang 
Ashton on Ribble St Michael & All Angels Preston
Oswaldtwistle (Immanuel, All Saints and St Paul) Accrington
Freckleton Holy Trinity & Warton St Paul Kirkham
Fleetwood St Peter & St David Poulton
Lancaster St Thomas Lancaster & Morecambe
Treales Christ Church Kirkham
Caton with Littledale St Paul Tunstall
Scorton & Barnacre & Caldervale Garstang
Heapey & Withnell Chorley




Post Deanery  Next step/comments
Rector of Burnley St Peter & St Stephen Burnley  Moving to interview in October