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Following the announcement by Rt Rev Julian Henderson, The Bishop of Blackburn, that he will retire from the role in July the news has featured across regional media i the past 24 hours. 

There has been coverage on TV, radio, in print and online including social media. 

Bishop Julian also sent a letter to all parishes and schools in the Diocese of Blackburn, just prior to the announcement going fully public. The letter can be read in full here.

  • On BBC Radio Lancashire, the news was featured during the day on news bulletins with longer interview here from 3h 38m 00s (and more to come this Sunday morning on Joe’s programme)
  • On That’s Lancashire TV (Freeview channel 7) the news featured on their bulletins during the day as well a key story at 6pm with further coverage on social media ... this is an extract posted on Twitter  ...

Further coverage as it happens will be added to this page and keep coming back to the website for further updates as we near the point of Bishop Julian's actual retirement. 


Ronnie Semley, March 2022