25 years of women priests to be celebrated at Blackburn Cathedral. In 1994 13 women priests were ordained in Blackburn Diocese.Read the full story ›
The event comes just days before the official Holocaust Memorial Day.Read the full story ›
Blackburn Cathedral launches the first ever Cathedral brand gin.Read the full story ›
Around three hundred people in Blackburn have been invited to share a meal tonight after spending the day fasting with members of the muslim community during the month of Ramadan.
It's been organised by the community group One Voice to give an insight into different cultures and promote better social cohesion.
Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims at sunset throughout the month of Ramadan. This year the fast lasts for approximately 19 and a half hours each day.
Amongst those breaking their fast will be non-Muslims who have fasted for the very first time. The event is taking place on the fields of St Mary's College on Saturday night.
The Manchester Jewish Museum is set to double in size, thanks to a cash injection of nearly £3million from the National Lottery.
An extension is being built alongside the existing synagogue building in Cheetham Hill in a project worth £5million.
The number of hate crimes targeting mosques in the North West has quadrupled over the last year.
There were 20 separate attacks up to June this year - almost half of them happened in Greater Manchester.
Across the country the figures more than doubled.
A former Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer ordained to the priesthood has taken part in his first Mass.
Philip Mulryne, 39, returned to his native Belfast for a special Catholic religious service at St Oliver Plunkett Church.
The new priest was joined by friends and well-wishers at Monday night's Mass - just a few miles from Windsor Park Stadium, where he once donned the green jersey of his home country - flanked by white-robed members of his order.
The product of the youth system at Old Trafford made his debut for the first team in 1997.
He was unable to secure a regular place in Alex Ferguson's side and left Manchester to continue his playing career at clubs including Norwich City, Cardiff City and Leyton Orient.
The clergyman said his vocation was a calling.
"This is a new chapter now in my life."
He undertook the rites associated with Catholicism, assisted by a more senior cleric, involving the blessing of sacraments, according to Catholic doctrine transforming bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.
Mass-goers heard how his vocation as a friar preacher should be to "set hearts on fire" with the love of Jesus.
He was made a member of the Dominican Order at an ordination at St Saviour's church in north Dublin at the weekend.
Rt Rev Paul Bayes says the motion shows the world that the Church of England does not see homosexuality as a crime.Read the full story ›
The doors to the magnificent grade II* listed building will open later to visitors every dayRead the full story ›
Major events are taking place in Liverpool to mark 50 years since the city's Catholic Cathedral first opened its doors to worshippers.
The architecture of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King was considered ground- breaking in 1967.
A special mass will take place on Sunday June 4th as part of a year of Golden Jubilee celebrations.