Rev’d Canon Andrew Holliday
Andrew Holliday has been the Rector of Standish St Wilfrid since 2011. In September 2012 he was made a Canon of Blackburn Cathedral. Before his ordination in 1992, Andrew had a 9 year career in catering. He has served curacies in Blackpool and Poulton-le-Fylde, his first Incumbency was at St James’ Leyland in 1997 where he was area Dean from 2002 - 2004. In 2004 he was appointed to the Team Ministry of St Peter’s Darwen with St Paul’s Hoddlesden. More recently Andrew has been made Diocesan Warden of Readers looking after supporting the Diocesan Vision for licensed lay ministry and collaborative styles of leadership.
Andrew has been involved in the field of Education since he was Ordained, particularly in the role as a Governor, and has particular experience of appointments, safeguarding and building strong links with the Church and the wider community. Andrew feels privileged to serve as a member of the Board of the ‘Learning Together Trust’.
Andrew is married to Vanessa, who is a Civil Servant, played cricket for Lancashire, coached women’s cricket and now scores locally and nationally. Andrew has interests in cooking, history – especially biographies, visiting the Lake District, and sharing in the glories of the beautiful church of St. Wilfrid.