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Last updated 27th January 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, 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 (January 2022)



Post Deanery Documents                                                 Appointing Bishop Closing date
Priest-in-Charge of Mereside St Wilfrid (Freedom Church) Blackpool Apply here Bishop Philip Moving to interview
Anglican Chaplain HMP Lancaster Farms (lay or ordained) Preston Apply here Bishop Jill 19th December 2022
Vicar of St Thomas Lancaster Lancaster & Morecambe

Apply here

via CPAS website

Bishop Jill 5th February 2023
Associate Priest, Lancaster Priory Lancaster & Morecambe Apply here Bishop Philip 2nd February 2023


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


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


Benefice/role Deanery
Preston Emmanuel  Preston
Holme in Cliviger St John and Worsthorne St John the Evangelist Burnley
Ashton on Ribble St Michael & All Angels Preston
Oswaldtwistle (Immanuel, All Saints and St Paul) Accrington
Freckleton Holy Trinity & Warton St Paul Kirkham
Fleetwood St Peter & St David Poulton
Treales Christ Church Kirkham
Scorton & Barnacre & Caldervale Garstang
Heapey & Withnell Chorley
Chorley St James Chorley 
Burnley St Andrew with St Margaret and Burnley St James Burnley
Clitheroe, Chatburn & Downham Whalley
Grimsargh St Michael Preston
Over Wyre Group Garstang
Wartom St Oswald with Yealand Conyers St John Tunstall




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

Vicar (0.5fte) of St Cuthbert, Over Kellet

Tunstall Being decided