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It's not long now until the next Archdeacon of Lancaster, The Venerable David Picken, officially joins our Diocese.

David's Installation Service takes place on February 4 at Blackburn Cathedral from 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend from across Lancashire and beyond. 

Recently, there was a farewell service for David and his wife Cathy in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, where David had held the position of Archdeacon of Newark since 2012. 

Meanwhile, as the date of his arrival in Blackburn Diocese approaches, Archdeacon David also recently recorded a video greeting during a recent visit ...




Ronnie Semley, December 2019