Church of England Diocese of Blackburn St. Mary the Virgin and St. Paul Blackburn


12 Jun 2020, 4:45 p.m.

The Cathedral has re-opened for Private Prayer on 15th June and will open each day from 10am - 2pm.

New measures to keep people safe will include:

• a ‘one way’ system

• hand sanitisers at appropriate points

• only the nave will be accessible

• there will be no seating

• the café, shop and the toilets will not be open at this time.

The Cathedral remains closed for acts of worship for the time being.

Sunday worship will continue to be live-streamed<span at 9am on our Facebook page and YouTube channel, click on the links to view.  

We also aim to continue producing a number of short, prerecorded worship reflections which will be posted on Facebook and YouTube too.

The rhythm of prayer will be continued by the clergy with Morning Prayer.

Zoom evening prayer takes place each weekday at 5.00pm to which all are welcome, for log in details please email: [email protected]

We would still wish to encourage people to donate to the Blackburn with Darwen Foodbank. The current request is for cash donations so that food can be purchased when need. To donate directly click HERE