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Last updated 26th March 2024

Clergy Vacancies


Picture yourself in one of the most diverse regions in England.  

From the hustle and bustle of two thriving cities, magnificent northern industrial towns, the Fylde Coast and Morecambe Bay, to the calm tranquil rural parishes, Lancashire and the North West has everything.  

If you’re called to work with extremely deprived communities, suburban parishes or wealthier areas you will find God has a position for you. 

When you come to Lancashire, you will find the best of everything: excellent sport, fine cultural attractions, a scenic coastline, dramatic countryside, and great schools.

Please have a look at our vacancies (below) to see what opportunities there are for you to step out in a new direction. 

If you would like more information about our appointments process please contact the Bishops Appointments Secretary by email at or on 01254 248234


Role Deanery How to apply  Lead Bishop Closing Date
Vicar of Heapey and Withnell Chorley



Bishop Philip 2nd April 2024

All clergy posts for Blackburn Diocese will be advertised on the national Church of England jobs board.  Please apply via Pathways.


please note the vacancies below are all at different stages of the appointment process


Benefice Deanery
Blackburn Archdeaconry  
Knuzden St Oswald Blackburn with Darwen
Holme in Cliviger St John the Divine Burnley
Croston, Bretherton and Mawdesley with Bispham Chorley
Eccleston St Mary the Virgin and Charnock Richard Christ Church Chorley
Bamber Bridge St Aidan and Walton-le-Dale St Leonard Leyland
Barrowford St Thomas and Newchurch-in-Pendle St Mary Pendle
Langho, St Leonard Whalley
Lancaster Archdeaconry  
St Anne's on Sea St Thomas Kirkham
Skerton St Chad and St Luke Lancaster and Morecambe
Carnforth Christ Church Tunstall




Post Deanery  Next step/comments
The Hodder Valley Whalley Being decided
Scorton, Barnacre and Caldervale Garstang Being decided
Briercliffe and Wosthorne Burnley Being decided