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Last updated 29th March 2018


Resourcing the mission of God in Lancashire: A important Diocesan meeting attended by more than 200 people from our parishes took place in March 2018. Keynote speaker was Canon Dr John Spence CBE, Chair of Archbishop's Council Finance Committee. Read more about the meeting and listen to the talks, including John Spence. 

The Finance Team is responsible for the accounting of the two main companies in the Diocese; The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance (BDBF) Ltd and The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education Ltd.

Alongside these two companies we provide accounting support to DBE Services, a trading company set up by a number of Dioceses in the north and Together Lancashire, a joint Venture between the Church Urban Fund (CUF), the Anglican Diocese of Blackburn and the Lancashire Methodist District.

The Finance Department also supports the churches and communities of Blackburn Diocese.

Our main contact with parishes relates to Parish Share as we are responsible for its calculation and collection. We are also responsible for the collection of DBF fees. These areas can give rise to queries, so please feel free to get in touch. Statements of payment are sent out each quarter, plus additional ones at the end of the year to help parishes stay informed and pay in full.


  • Head of Finance and Deputy Diocesan Secretary: Ruth.McGaughey@Blackburn.Anglican.Org  01254 503075
  • Financial and Management Accountant: Kelly.Fenwick@Blackburn.Anglican.Org  01254 503073
  • Financial and Management Accountant: Mila.Farnhill@Blackburn.Anglican.Org  01254 503076
  • Financial Analyst: Lola.Aspey@Blackburn.Anglican.Org   01254 503077
  • Finance Officer (Parish Investments): Carol.Hargreaves@Blackburn.Anglican.Org 01254 503070
  • Finance/Admin Clerk: Kim.Wilkinson@Blackburn.Anglican.Org  01254 958838

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