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Last updated 27th September 2018

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.

Quiet Day

The next PA Quiet Day will run twice - Friday 19th October at St Wilfrid's in Ribchester and Saturday 20th October at Tabor Centre, Fulwood. The days will start at 10am for coffee with the first session beginning at 10:30am, we should be finished by 3pm. Please bring your own lunch. To book, please contact Rosie Strachan - / 01254 503078.

Training Days

Some resources from the recent 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