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Last updated 29th July 2021

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 (February 2021)



Post Deanery Documents                                                 Appointing Bishop Closing date
Vicar of Adlington St Paul Chorley Advert Bishop Philip Moving to interview
Vicar of St Annes (Heyhouses), St Annes on Sea Kirkham Advert Bishop Philip Moving to interview 
Vicar of Broughton St John Preston Advert Bishop Julian Shortlisting
Priest in Charge of Read St John & Simonstone St Peter Whalley Advert Bishop Philip 19th August 2021
Vicar of Baxenden St John and Accrington St Paul Accrington Advert Bishop Julian 3rd September 2021
Vicar of St Thomas Garstang Garstang Advert Bishop Jill Noon, 10th September 2021

Vicar of St John the Evangelist Lund


Kirkham Advert Bishop Jill 30th September 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
East Lonsdale Tunstall
Longton St Andrew Leyland
Chorley St Peter - moving to interview Chorley
Read St John with Simonstone St Peter Whalley 
Buckshaw Village Church Leyland 
Bolton le Sands, Holy Trinity Tunstall 
Chipping St Bartholomew Whalley
Burnley St Peter & St Stephen Burnley
Over Kellet St Cuthbert Tunstall



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