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Last updated 8th March 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 Bispham All Hallows Blackpool Advert (applications are invited through Church Society Trust) Bishop Julian/Church Society Moving to interview
Vicar of Lower Darwen St James Blackburn with Darwen Advert Bishop Philip Moving to interview
Vicar of St Andrew Cleveleys Poulton Advert Bishop Jill 1200 noon 10th March 2021
Vicar of St Michael Kirkham Blackpool Advert Bishop Jill

1200 noon

9th April 2021

Vicar of Leyland St Ambrose Leyland Advert Bishop Philip 12th April 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
Broughton St John Baptist  Preston
Lund St John Kirkham
Accrington St James & St Paul Accrington
Colne St Bartholomew & Colne Holy Trinity Pendle
East Lonsdale Tunstall
Bamber Bridge St Saviour Leyland
Adlington St Paul Chorley
Baxenden St John Accrington
St Annes on Sea, St Anne's (Heyhouses) Kirkham
Longton St Andrew Leyland
Chorley St Peter Chorley
Rishton St Peter & St Paul Whalley
Lancaster Priory Lancaster & Morecambe
Garstang St Thomas Garstang 



Post Deanery  Next step/comments
Vicar of United Benefice of Balderstone, Mellor & Samlesbury Whalley

Contact Bishop Julian -