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Last updated 18th October 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 John the Evangelist Lund


Kirkham Advert Bishop Jill Moving to shortlisting

Mission Enabler


Kirkham Advert Bishop Jill Moving to shortlisting
Priest in Charge of Buckshaw Village Church Leyland Advert Bishop Philip 28th October 2021
Rector of Burney St Peter & St Stephen Burnley Advert Bishop Philip 8th November 2021

Various curacies starting July 2022




Nick McKee Director of Vocations

30th April 2022


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
Bolton le Sands, Holy Trinity Tunstall 
Chipping St Bartholomew Whalley
Over Kellet St Cuthbert Tunstall
Darwen St Barnabas Blackburn with Darwen
Ribbleton Preston
Darwen St Peter Blackburn with Darwen 
Heysham St Peter Lancaster & Morecambe 



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