Welcome to Preston Minster and the Church of St. George the Martyr. We offer places of worship and prayer in the heart of Preston, with services taking place every day. We are a living community of prayer and worship, as well as accommodating various local events, ranging from musical concerts to social projects.

The parish has been successful in securing a significant investment of £1.5m of Strategic Development Funding (SDF) from the national church in the future growth of the Parish of Preston.

The plans will reinvigorate Preston Minster and St George’s in the city centre, encouraging growth across traditions and creating a ‘Resourcing Parish’. Improvements to both churches will be made alongside the appointment of a new Vicar of Preston and priest for St George’s.

The new Vicar of Preston will be Rev Sam Haigh, who was most recently a Curate at Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) in London.


Rev Sam Haigh, pictured with his wife Hannah

The Diocesan Bishop, Rt Rev Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, commented: “Thanks be to God for this next step in a very exciting adventure of faith. I pray that the work Sam will lead in the coming months and years will create a lasting impact in Preston and more widely around the diocese.”

The Resourcing Church project has been developed in partnership with Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) home of the well-known ‘Alpha’ Christianity discovery course.

For further information please visit https://www.blackburn.anglican.org/news/219/new-vicar-of-preston-named-as-resourcing

Parish of St John and St George the Martyr – Safeguarding Policy Statement
Every Person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

Click to view the 2019.05.09 PCC Safeguarding Policy Statement