Diocese of Blackburn
|Diocese of Blackburn|
Church of England
|Bishops of Lancaster and Burnley|
|No. of parishes:||211|
|No. of churches:||280|
The Diocese has a retreat and conference centre 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 belonged to the Diocese of Blackburn since 1926.
Alongside the diocesan Bishop of Blackburn, the Diocese has two suffragan bishops, the Bishop of Lancaster and the Bishop of Burnley.
|Bishops of Blackburn|
|1927||1942||Percy Herbert||Translated from Kingston-upon-Thames; translated to Norwich 1942.|
|1942||1954||Wilfred Askwith||Translated to Gloucester 7 July 1954.|
|1954||1960||Walter Baddeley||Translated from Whitby; died in office 11 February 1960.|
|1960||1971||Charles Claxton||Translated from Warrington; resigned 30 November 1971.|
|1972||1981||Robert Martineau||Translated from Huntingdon; resigned 31 October 1981;|
|1982||1989||Stewart Cross||Translated from Doncaster; died in office 27 December 1989.|
|1989||2003||Alan Chesters||Previously Archdeacon of Halifax since 1985; resigned 31 March 2003.|
|2004||2012||Nicholas Reade||Previously Archdeacon of Lewes and Hastings since 1997; resigned 31 October 2012.|
- London Gazette: , 12 November 1926. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (Third ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 230. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- "Historical successions: Blackburn". Crockford's Clerical Directory. http://www.crockford.org.uk/listing.asp?id=821. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
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