Diocese of Blackburn
|Bishop||Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn|
|Suffragans|| Philip North, Bishop of Burnley |
Jill Duff, Bishop of Lancaster
|Archdeacons||Mark Ireland, Archdeacon of Blackburn |
David Picken, Archdeacon of Lancaster
The Diocese of Blackburn is a Church of England diocese, covering much of Lancashire, created on 12 November 1926from part of the Diocese of Manchester. The diocese includes the towns of Blackburn, Blackpool and Burnley, the cities of Lancaster and Preston, as well as a large part of the Ribble Valley. The cathedral is Blackburn Cathedral and the current Bishop of Blackburn is Julian Henderson.
The diocesan retreat and conference centre is located at Whalley Abbey in the Ribble Valley, alongside the ruins of the 14th-century Cistercian monastery, dissolved in 1537. The abbey was in private possession until 1923 and has been in the possession of the Diocese of Blackburn since 1926.
Alongside the diocesan Bishop of Blackburn, the diocese has two suffragan bishops: Jill Duff, Bishop suffragan of Lancaster, consecrated in 2018; and Philip North, Bishop suffragan of Burnley, appointed in 2015.
Alternative episcopal oversight (for parishes in the diocese which reject the ministry of priests who are women) is provided by Philip North, Bishop suffragan of Burnley.
|Diocese of Blackburn||Archdeaconry of Blackburn||Deanery of Accrington|
|Deanery of Blackburn with Darwen|
|Deanery of Burnley|
|Deanery of Chorley|
|Deanery of Leyland|
|Deanery of Pendle|
|Deanery of Whalley|
|Archdeaconry of Lancaster||Deanery of Blackpool|
|Deanery of Garstang|
|Deanery of Kirkham|
|Deanery of Lancaster and Morecambe|
|Deanery of Poulton|
|Deanery of Preston|
|Deanery of Tunstall|
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