Record breaking number of ordinations this weekend
The ordination of deacons will be Bishop Nicholas’ last ordination in Blackburn Cathedral as he retires from the role of Bishop of Blackburn later in the year. There will be a record-breaking 16 men and women ordained deacon to serve around the diocese.
On Wednesday, those to be ordained deacon had a rehearsal in the cathedral, wearing their brand new clerical shirts and cassocks. They have now gone into retreat at Whalley Abbey.