25 Years of Women Priests to Be Celebrated at CathedralOn May 14, 1994 the ordination of the first 13 women priests in Blackburn Diocese took place.
Exactly 25 years on – May 14, 2019 at 7pm – a Silver Jubilee Eucharist is due to take place at Blackburn Cathedral to celebrate the milestone.
The Eucharist will be presided over by Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn; will be open to everyone from across the County and will complete a day of special events to mark the anniversary.
Earlier on the same day at 2pm, Rt Rev. Dr Jill Duff, Bishop of Lancaster, will lead a retreat at Whalley Abbey entitled ‘Celebrating Women’s Voices and Vocations’ with a meal to follow at 5pm. This event is also open to all; men and women, lay and ordained.
Bishop Jill said: