Births, marriages and deaths

Our registrars can help you to register a birth or death or make arrangements for your wedding or civil partnership.

To minimise your waiting time we mainly operate on an appointment only basis. You can make an appointment by contacting us.

Exciting new service

From 10th September 2014 birth registration sessions are being offered at Little Harwood Children’s Centre, Robinson Street, Blackburn, BB1 5PE between 14:00 and 16:00 each Wednesday by appointment only.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.

Convert your civil partnership to marriage

With effect from Wednesday 10th December 2014 you will be able to convert your civil partnership to marriage.

Christmas and New Year opening times

Monday 22nd December 2014 9am - 4:30pm by appointment only
Tuesday 23rd December 2014 9am - 4:30pm by appointment only
Wednesday 24th December 2014 9am – 4:00pm by appointment only
Thursday 25th  December 2014 Closed
Friday 26th December 2014 Closed
Saturday 27th December 2014 Ceremonies by appointment only
Sunday 28th December 2014 Ceremonies by appointment only
Monday 29th  December 2014 9am – 4:30pm by appointment only
Tuesday 30th  December 201 9am – 4:30pm by appointment only
Wednesday 31st December 2014 9am – 4:30pm by appointment only
Thursday 1st January 2015 Closed
Friday 2nd  January 2015 9am – 4:30pm by appointment only

Emergency funeral service available

  • Friday 26th December 2014 10am – 2pm
  • Saturday 27th December 2014 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday 28th December 2014 10am – 2pm
  • Thursday 1st January 2015 10am – 2pm

By calling 07736 029053 or 07736 029054

The emergency funeral service is available for weekends and Bank Holidays for deaths that have occurred in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen and/or for burials taking place in the Blackburn with Darwen. Find out more about the emergency funeral and burial service in Blackburn with Darwen.

Appointments at Darwen Town Hall

Appointments can be made to register births, stillbirths, deaths, give notice of marriage or civil partnership, plan a celebratory naming or special renewal of vows ceremony. This service is strictly by appointment only available on Mondays.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.

Appointments at the Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn.

These sessions are for death registrations only available Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.


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