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Last updated 16th May 2024

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 have a look at our vacancies (below) to see what opportunities there are for you to step out in a new direction. 

If you would like more information about our appointments process please contact the Clergy Appointments Officer by email at or on 01254 248234


Role Deanery How to apply  Lead Bishop Closing Date

HfD Vicar of Holme in Cliviger,

St John

Burnley Apply here Bishop Philip

12 noon

5th June 2024

Priest in Charge (0.5 FTE) of Langho St Leonard Whalley Apply here Bishop Philip 27th June 2024

Vicar of Bamber Bridge St Aidan

and Walton-le-Dale St Leonard

Leyland Apply here Bishop Jill 7th July 2024
Rector of Bowland Benefice Whalley coming soon Bishop Philip  
Vicar of Barrowford St Thomas and Newchurch-in-Pendle St Mary Pendle coming soon Bishop Jill  

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 Deanery
Blackburn Archdeaconry  
Haslingden with Grane and Stonefold with Musbury Accrington
Laneside St Peter Accrington
Knuzden St Oswald Blackburn with Darwen
Croston, Bretherton and Mawdesley with Bispham Chorley
Hoole St Michael  Leyland
Lancaster Archdeaconry  
St Anne's on Sea, St Thomas Kirkham
Wesham Christ Church Kirkham
Lancaster St Chad and St Luke, Skerton Lancaster and Morecambe
Lancaster St Paul, Scotforth lancaster and Morecambe
Preston St Stephen Preston
Carnforth Christ Church Tunstall
Silverdale St John Tunstall



Post Deanery Next Step / Comments
The Hodder Valley Whalley To be readvertised in due course
Briercliffe and Wortshorne Burnley To be readvertised in due course