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Last updated 15th November 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 Accrington Saint Andrew, Saint Mary Magdale, Saint Peter and Church Kirk Leyland Now closed Bishop Philip 14 Nov 2019
Vicar of Christ Church Lancaster Morecambe & Lancaster Now closed Bishop Julian 11 Nov 2019
Anglican Chaplain, HMP Garth   Now closed Bishop Philip 8th Nov 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 - interim cover currently being provided Whalley
Blackpool Holy Cross & Squires Gate St Mary  Blackpool
Balderstone, Mellor & Samlesbury Whalley
Bamber Bridge St Aidan with Walton le Dale St Leonard  Leyland
New Longton All Saints Leyland
Blackburn St Andrew Livesey & St Barnabas Blackburn
Burnley St Andrew, St Margaret and St James Burnley



Post Deanery  Next step/comments
Rector of United Benefice of Rufford with Holmswood & Tarleton Holy Trinity  Leyland Ongoing