Dean of Blackburn

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The Dean of Blackburn is the head (primus inter pares – first among equals) and chair of the chapter of canons, the ruling body of Blackburn Cathedral. The dean and chapter are based at the Cathedral Church of Blackburn St Mary the Virgin with St Paul in Blackburn. Before 2000 the post was designated as a provost, which was then the equivalent of a dean at most English cathedrals. The cathedral is the mother church of the Diocese of Blackburn and seat of the Bishop of Blackburn.

The deanery is vacant following the resignation of Christopher Armstrong. The acting dean is Philip North, Bishop suffragan of Burnley.[1]

List of deans[edit]




  1. ^ a b "Appointments". Church Times (#7991). 13 May 2016. p. 33. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 14 May 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ Blackburn Cathedral — Armstrong announces resignation (Accessed 14 May 2016)