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Last updated 3rd December 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 - Thursday 26th March at St Matthew's in Burnley, and Saturday 28th March at St Leonard's in Penwortham. The days will start at 9.30am for coffee with the first session beginning at 10:00am, we should be finished by 1.00pm. To book, please email Rosie, call 01254 503078, or use the booking form here


Useful documents

The Warden of Pastoral Assistants

Mrs Mandy Stanton


Tel: 01254 503084