Mark takes helm at Clitheroe church

The Rev. Mark Pickett has been licensed as Priest in Charge of St Paul's, Low Moor. Pictured are, from left, Mrs Della Pickett,Mr Pickett and the Bishop of Blackburn.
The Rev. Mark Pickett has been licensed as Priest in Charge of St Paul's, Low Moor. Pictured are, from left, Mrs Della Pickett,Mr Pickett and the Bishop of Blackburn.

The Rev. Mark Pickett has been licensed as Priest-in-Charge of St Paul’s Church, Low Moor, in a service led by Bishop of Blackburn the Rt Rev. Julian Henderson.

Mr Pickett, who is also the Rector of St James’ Church, Clitheoe, has worked in the town for 11 years and said he was very much looking forward to the challenge of helping his new congregation live out the Christian faith.

In his new role at St Paul’s he replaces the Rev. Rodney Nicholson, who retired last year.

Mr Nicholson was also Priest-in-Charge at Christ Church, Chatburn, where his duties have been taken up by another Clitheroe cleric, the Rev. Andy Froud.

Pictured is Mr Pickett (centre) with his wife Della and the Bishop of Blackburn.