Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral is open to the public for reflection & for worship.

Measure have been put in place so we can welcome people back in the building safely, including:

  • a ‘one way’ system
  • hand sanitisers at appropriate points
  • socially distanced seating
  • the café and shop will not be open at this time

The Cathedral is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 8.15am to approx. 5.30pm and Sunday from 8.15am to approx. 5.00pm (The Cathedral closes immediately following the last service of the day)

On Mondays, access to Morning and Evening Prayer is through the South aspect side door.

Regular Worship at Blackburn Cathedral:

Sunday Services:

9.00am : Parish Communion

10.30am : Cathedral Eucharist

4.00pm : Choral Evensong (during term time); Evening prayer (outside term time)

Morning Prayer:

8.30am : Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Morning Prayer & Eucharist:

8.30am : Tuesday & Thursday

9.00am : Saturday

Cathedral Eucharist:

12.30pm : Friday

Evening Prayer:

5.00pm : Monday

4.00pm : Saturday

Choral Evensong:

5.00pm Tuesday to Friday (during term time); Evening prayer (outside term time)

About Blackburn Cathedral: 

Blackburn’s stunning Anglican Cathedral offers visitors a green oasis of calm in the bustling town centre. There has been a church on the cathedral site for more than 1000 years and, in 1926, the impressive parish church of St Mary the Virgin was raised to cathedral status. The original church now forms the cathedral’s nave.

As well as stunning architecture, the Cathedral contains a fantastic religious art collection, including the 35ft sculpture, ‘Healing of the Nation’ on its exterior, described as one of the most innovative pieces of modern sculpture at any English cathedral.

The Cathedral hosts a full programme of major musical events to keeps music lovers happy. They also have regular free luchtime recitals featuring visiting musicians from other Cathedrals & Diocese’s. 

Blackburn Cathedral has always been a place for community gatherings and we are delighted to offer its wonderful, inspirational spaces for a variety of uses.  Blackburn Cathedral provides a dramatic backdrop for an array of events including gala dinners, award ceremonies, conferences, intimate fine-dining, fashion shows, brand launches, music and performance.

 Blackburn Cathedral  has completed a £45 million  regeneration project and is now  home to 96 new apartments, two new public green spaces and a cathedral close complete with glass cloister and ecclesiastical library. After exploring these grand surroundings finish off your trip with  a visit to Checks & Greys  - the Cathedral's own cafe. 

For a list of events at the Cathedral you can use the What's On Search by typing  Cathedral as a Keyword and clicking search.

Cathedral Close, Blackburn BB1 5AA, Tel: 01254

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