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Last updated 28th February 2019

Pastoral Assistant

Pastoral Assistant (PA) ministry in Blackburn diocese has a long and honourable history dating back more than 25 years; it continues to be a valued and much appreciated parochial lay ministry. 

This page provides information for those who are commissioned as a PA in Blackburn Diocese.

Training Days

The next PA Training Mornings will run twice - Saturday, 6th April at St Wilfrid's in Standish, and Monday 8th April at St Michael's, Kirkham. The days will start at 9.30 am for coffee with the first session beginning at 10:00am, we should be finished by 1.00 pm. . To book, please / 01254 503078, or use the booking form here

Some resources from the 2018's PA training mornings on Supporting Marriage and Relationships can be downloaded here.


Useful documents

The Warden of Pastoral Assistants

Mrs Mandy Stanton


Tel: 01254 503084