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Last updated 9th October 2018

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 bishops, 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




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


Benefice/role Deanery
Trinity Community Church, Accrington  Accrington 
Preston St John & St George Preston
Fleetwood St Nicholas Poulton
Whitewell St Michael Whalley
Copp St Anne & Inskip St Peter Garstang
Fence in Pendle St Anne & Higham St John Pendle
Poulton le Sands Holy Trinity w Morecambe St Laurence Lancaster
Scotforth St Paul Lancaster
Gisburn St Mary Whalley
Ribby cum Wrea St Nicholas Kirkham
Anchorsholme All Saints  Blackpool
Blackburn St Stephen & St James Blackburn
Holme in Cliviger St John the Divine with Worsthorne St John Evangelist Burnley
Higher Walton All Saints Leyland 



Post Deanery  Next step/comments

House for Duty Priest: Hoghton Holy Trinity

Parish profile

Leyland If interested, please contact Bishop Julian or 01254 248234
Vicar of Chorley St George - parish profile Chorley If interested, please contact Bishop Julian or 01254 248234