The Diocese of Blackburn covers much of Lancashire, excluding Manchester
We are an active diocese supporting Mothers' Union projects, childrens groups, local hospitals and prisons. We have groups comprising of members within the diocese meeting regularly and organising their own programmes, keeping prayer at the centre of everything we do.
Our work includes:
Funding much needed ‘Away From It All’ holidays
Our caravan on the coast providing holidays to families in need of a break
Knitting projects - tiny clothes, blankets and shawls for the neonatal unit at local hospitals, fiddle pinnies and muffs for dementia patients
Toy bags in our churches
Support for local and national Mothers’ Union projects in this country and overseas
We hold regular quiet (sometimes not so quiet), prayerful events within the diocese, at deaneries and in branch meetings, we also hold a service each year on or around Mary Sumner Day, recently at our beautiful cathedral in Blackburn.
To get involved you can contact your parish Mothers' Union, deanery or diocesan leaders. Find details online or more locally in your church magazines. Offer your skills, your help to raise funds to support to help projects to succeed and flourish, or speak to other people who are already involved, your support will be welcomed and appreciated.
The programme is one of the most cost-effective literacy programmes in the world. We train community volunteers as literacy facilitators, who are then equipped to run literacy circles in their own community