Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral
4.5
8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Monday
8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
7:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
7:45 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Sunday
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Blackburn Cathedral is one of England's newest cathedrals, yet it is one of the country's oldest places of Christian worship. For many centuries, this has been the Parish Church of Blackburn dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin. It continues as a place of prayer and worship and is now at the centre of the Diocese which takes in almost the whole of Lancashire.
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helensims61
Wark, UK299 contributions
Oct 2021
Found on my walk round Blackburn. Lovely building had a walk around the outside some lovely doorway with gold work , would have liked to see inside but there was a service going on
Written October 27, 2021
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK671 contributions
Oct 2021
We were en route to somewhere else entirely when we turned a corner and came across the cathedral, a peaceful spot in the city.

This is such a beautiful building, simple and unpretentious - very little stained glass or decorative finishes but that is what enhances it's loveliness - lots of clear light streaming through into the large nave, no dark pews but light coloured modern chairs, with plain columns holding up the ceiling, which just has ribbons of colour.

A tower, which looks like a modern addition, has richly coloured glass in it's high windows and the light coming through casts rainbows of colour onto the walls above the altar and choir stalls, which have been brought forward; with a small 'Jesus' chapel at the very back of the cathedral.

In most cases the small chapel would be named the Lady chapel but, with the cathedral being dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the chapel has been given the name Jesus chapel. It is behind a screen, quiet and discreet for individual prayer.

The space felt warm and welcoming and set quite apart from life outside.

Well worth a visit.
Written October 23, 2021
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WAAPG
Oldham, UK49 contributions
Sep 2020
One of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Blackburn, at the heart of Blackburn. Great place to to go for your prayers and as a traveler a place to just explore and take some nice pictures with the great blue sky and greenery around.
Written September 9, 2020
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waldorf53
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,286 contributions
Feb 2020
Well this was a surprise, a lovely cathedral that seemed to combine the old and modern, it was bright and airy, possibly my favourite cathedral for the design.

The people there were very welcoming and friendly, even the bishop stopped to chat.

Excellent.
Written March 2, 2020
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Samantha T
88 contributions
Feb 2020
It is strangely truncated from the outside with a large copper 'button' artwork on one side. Basically, not only did the money run out after WW2, some cheapskate building and glasswork needed remedying when it started to fall down. As a result, the building isn't as originally envisaged. However, it is very pleasing as open inside, light and attractive. Some display information really needs to be brought up to date, it doesn't detract overall.
Great newly refurbished cafe alongside which I would definitely recommend. Good selection of food at reasonable prices. Enough seating. We didn't eat, but the food did look delicious.
Written February 22, 2020
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Linda K
Darwen, UK45 contributions
Feb 2020
Sadly a huge let down on food quality.My husband ordered the club sandwich but failed to read the menu properly as it was dried up chicken nougats on top of egg mayo with yet another egg on top.My full English was also a let down as the bacon was way over done.The rest was not as fresh as it could be.On a positive the coffee was lovely and the staff were lovely.The cost was £23.80 for two standard coffee’s,one club sandwich and one full English.Too Much!!!
Written February 12, 2020
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james1849
Lancaster, UK123 contributions
Feb 2020
We went mainly because it was raining, but what a find it is fantastic and we will be going again, plus someone mentioned the cafe which I believe is also a good standard.
Written February 12, 2020
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Chris H
Nottingham, UK24 contributions
Feb 2020
Visited Blackburn Cathedral to attend the Collation and Installation of the Ven. David Picken as Archdeacon of Lancaster and visited again the next day to look around. A beautifully designed building with stunning Windows and ornanentation, particularly the crown of thorns. An imaginative use of space within the building and comfortable seating. A building well worth a visit.
Written February 6, 2020
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starjem
Ipswich, UK2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great staff Excellent Room Enjoyable stay
Would recommend .Central for restaurants/ bars /Tourist sights / convenient for railway travel
Written November 27, 2019
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Philip
4 contributions
Oct 2019
Do not miss the Cathedral cafe at the rear. Sit down and wait to be served, and enjoy first class food and drinks.
Written November 6, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blackburn Cathedral

Blackburn Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Mon 8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Tue - Tue 7:15 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Wed - Wed 8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Thu - Thu 7:45 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Fri - Fri 8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
  • Sat - Sat 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM