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Last updated 16th April 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 of Ribby with St Nicholas, Weeton St Michael and Ballam St Matthew Kirkham apply here Bishop Jill 17 May 2019
Bishop's Chaplain Blackburn apply here Bishop Julian 26 April 2019
Vicar of All Saints Anchorsholme Blackpool apply here Bishop Jill 29 April 2019
Vicar (full-time) of HOLME IN CLIVIGER St John the Divine with WORSTHORNE St John Evangelist Burnley apply here Bishop Julian 17 May 2019
Anglican Minister of Trinity Community Church, Accrington Accrington apply here Bishop Philip 5 June 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 Whalley
Gisburn St Mary Whalley
Blackburn St Stephen & St James - interview 9th May 2019 Blackburn
Higher Walton All Saints Leyland 
Skerton St Chad Lancaster
Blackpool Christ Church with All Saints Blackpool
Silverdale St John Morecambe & Lancaster
Blackpool Holy Cross & Squires Gate St Mary Blackpool
Bolton by Bowland with Grindleton Whalley
Balderstone, Mellor & Samlesbury Whalley
Briercliffe St James Burnley
Bamber Bridge St Aidan with Walton le Dale St Leonard Leyland
Tarleton Holy Trinity & Rufford St Mary Leyland
Euxton Parish Church Chorley



Post Deanery  Next step/comments

House for Duty Priest: Hoghton Holy Trinity

Parish profile

Leyland If interested, please contact Bishop Julian or 01254 248234