Blackburn Cathedral BB1 5AA. Free entry

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Disability Toilet.

"Please note: disabled parking cannot be booked with the virgers for the Vaccine Centre. Disabled parking for blue badge holders has been made available by Blackburn with Darwen Council on Darwen Street, Jubilee Street and Church Street.

Blackburn Cathedral main entrance is fully wheelchair accessible with pre-bookable disabled parking spaces on the Cathedral grounds. To book a disabled parking space contact the Virgers via phone: 01254 277448 or email: 

The Cathedral is fitted with an induction loop for speech and music. Hearing aids should be put onto the appropriate setting."

Brief description

"Blackburn Cathedral, officially known as the Cathedral Church of Blackburn Saint Mary the Virgin with St Paul, is an Anglican cathedral situated in the heart of Blackburn town centre, in Lancashire, England. The cathedral site has been home to a church for over a thousand years and the first stone church was built there in Norman times. Blackburn Cathedral was formerly the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, becoming a cathedral in 1926, when the Diocese of Blackburn was created. Essentially a Georgian building, designed by John Palmer and consecrated in 1826."


Cathedral Close, Ewood, Blackburn BB1 5AA



01254 277430



"The Cathedral is at the heart of Blackburn Town Centre and surrounded by convenient on-street car parks. Sat Nav users should use postcode BB1 5AA."

Opening Times

Always check with the venue directly for up-to-date information including opening times and admission charges as they may be subject to change

"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."


"Bus: From Blackburn Bus Station walk along Ainsworth Street alongside The Market. Cross the road towards the train station onto Railway Road and the Cathedral is on the right.

Train: From the main train station, walk towards the town centre and the Cathedral is just beyond Cathedral Quarter"


Cafe/Restaurant:  "We are situated in the shadows of Blackburn Cathedral’s historic Lantern Tower just a stone’s throw from both the town centre bus and train stations, and conveniently located close to ’The Mall’ car park (2 minutes walk). Place your order online with us the day before for in-house office catering. Checks & Greys Café is open Tuesday – Saturday 8.30am – 4.30pm Tel: 01254 260520

"Checks & Greys is a modern and relaxing space where you can arrange to meet for either business or pleasure, enjoy a quick lunch or long relaxing afternoon with our varied menus of mouthwatering food and refreshing beverages.

We take our name from the Blackburn Checks & Greys – traditional weaving patterns for which the town was once world-famous. This forgotten piece of Blackburn’s history has been revived by our business, bringing the name back to the local community as a source of pride and achievement. Checks & Greys is a place for the people of Blackburn to enjoy as their own – to meet, eat, drink & relax in comfortable surroundings.

Independently owned and run, situated in the beautiful, peaceful setting of Blackburn Cathedral’s modern cloisters and overlooking the new Cathedral Square development, it is the ideal place to catch up with friends old and new. Savour a delicious dish from our breakfast and lunch menus, replete with the finest local & seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a Cathedra-blend coffee, expertly roasted by our friends at Exchange Coffee. Sample Blackburn Cathedral’s own Cathedra Gin over ice with a crisp tonic. Book your parties and events with us; you can come to us, or we’ll come to you. Relax and let our professional team look after you."

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