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Last updated 24th May 2022

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
Vicar of Darwen St Peter Blackburn with Darwen →Apply here Bishop Julian Moving to shortlisting
Rector of Brindle St James and Diocesan Start of Ministry Officer  Chorley Apply here  Bishop Philip Moving to shortlisting
Rector of Heysham St Peter with St James and St Andrew Lancaster & Morecambe Apply here Bishop Jill 3rd June 2022
Associate Vicar, St Andrew's Leyland Leyland Apply here   5th June 2022
Vicar of St Barnabas Darwen & Curate in Charge of Hoddlesden St Paul Blackburn with Darwen Apply here  Bishop Philip 13th June 2022


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
Over Kellet St Cuthbert Tunstall
Ribbleton Preston
Preston Emmanuel & Lea St Christopher Preston
Foulridge, Laneshawbridge & Trawden Pendle 
Hornby with Claughton & Whittington with Arkholme & Gresssingham Tunstall 
St Stephen on the Cliffs Blackpool 
Sandylands St John Lancaster & Morecambe
Holme in Cliviger St John and Worsthorne St John the Evangelist Burnley
Briercliffe St James Burnley
Fellside Team Garstang 
Blackpool St Mary Squiresgate Blackpool




Post Deanery  Next step/comments
Rector of Burnley St Peter & St Stephen Burnley  Moving to interview 9th June