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Last updated 4th July 2022

Retired Clergy

The ministry of retired clergy is a vitally important part of the life of the diocese and our work together.

We have two Clergy Retirement Officers (one for each Archdeaconry) who offer pastoral support and encourage the exploration of new ministry opportunities. They enable networks of friendship, support and encouragement affirming the value of all retiring clergy and their spouses as well as a doorway to exploring what God calls for next.

Please get in touch especially if you are feeling isolated or if you have retired into The Diocese of Blackburn from another diocese and await a welcome.


Blackburn Archdeaconry 

Revd David Ward

Address: Coppice Farm, Goose Foot Lane, Samlesbury, Preston, PR50RQ

Tel: 07785 352731



Lancaster Archdeaconry

The Ven Dr Anne Dawtry

Address:  89 Rutland Avenue, Poulton le Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 7RX

Tel:  07927 101502




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