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Last updated 8th June 2021

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 read this letter from our bishop, have a look at our vacancies (below) to see what opportunities there are for you to step out in a new direction and read our guide to the appointments process (February 2021)



Post Deanery Documents                                                 Appointing Bishop Closing date
Vicar of Rishton St Peter & St Paul Whalley Advert Bishop Philip Moving to interview
Vicar of Salesbury St Peter Whalley Advert Bishop Julian Moving to interview
Vicar of Lancaster St Mary (The Priory) Lancaster & Morecambe Advert Bishop Julian Moving to interview
Planting Curate at Preston Minster Preston Advert Sam Haigh, Vicar Moving to interview
Vicar of Adlington St Paul Chorley Advert Bishop Philip 15th June 2021
Vicar of St Annes (Heyhouses), St Annes on Sea Kirkham Advert Bishop Philip 21st June 2021


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/role Deanery
Blackburn St Andrew Livesey & St Barnabas  Blackburn
Woodplumpton St Anne Garstang
Broughton St John Baptist  Preston
Lund St John Kirkham
Accrington St James & St Paul Accrington
East Lonsdale Tunstall
Baxenden St John Accrington
Longton St Andrew Leyland
Chorley St Peter Chorley
Garstang St Thomas Garstang 
Read St John with Simonstone St Peter Whalley 
Buckshaw Village Church Leyland 
Bolton le Sands, Holy Trinity Tunstall 



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