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Last updated 25th May 2023

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 and 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



Vicar (0.5FTE) of St Michael, Grimsargh Preston



Bishop Jill 8th June 2023
Vicar of Benefice of Clitheroe, Downham and Chatburn Whalley



Bishop Philip 23rd June 2023

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 Archdeaconry  
Holme in Cliviger St John the Divine with Worsthorne St John the Evangelist Burnley
Burnley St Andrew with St Margaret and Burnley St James Burnley
Heapey St Barnabas and Withnell St Paul Chorley
Whitewell St Michael Whalley
Langho, St Leonard Whalley
Barrowford St Thomas and Newchurch-in-Pendle St Mary Pendle
Lancaster Archdeaconry  
Over Wyre Parishes Garstang
Scorton & Barnacre & Caldervale Garstang
Treales Christ Church Kirkham
Lund St John the Evangelist Kirkham
Preston St Cuthbert Fulwood Preston
Warton St Oswald with Yealand Conyers St John Tunstall




Post Deanery  Next step/comments
Vicar of Briercliffe St James Burnley Being decided

Vicar (0.5fte), St Cuthbert,

Over Kellet, Carnforth

Tunstall Being decided
Priest in charge of Freedom Church, Mereside Blackpool Being Decided

Vicar of St Peter and St David, Fleetwood

Poulton Being Decided