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St. John Baptist

The parish of St. John Baptist is located to the North of the City of Preston on the A6, near Junction 1 of the M55, and serves the rural village of Broughton and the suburb of Fulwood. In terms of congregation size Broughton is one of the largest 200 Parishes in the UK (Brierly figures).

St. Peter’s Chapel

As Fulwood housing estates continued to expand, the parish joined in the sponsorship of a new primary school in the Broadwood Drive area. It was opened in 1976 and includes a chapel used by the school and the parish.

St Peters Chapel

Choir

The earliest known singing master at Broughton parish church was James Molyneux, who raised funds for musical instruments in 1814.

Choir

Welcome to the parish of Broughton St. John Baptist

Broughton Parish is an Anglican parish in the Diocese of Blackburn. We serve the ever increasing populations of Broughton and Fulwood in north Preston. We are blessed by three worship centres: the parish church of St John Baptist in Broughton; St Martin’s Chapel that sits within the Parish Hall and Office Complex on Broadway in Fulwood; St Peter’s Chapel that sits within St Peter’s Church of England Primary School and Nursery on Meadowfield in Fulwood. Broughton-in-Amounderness Church of England Primary School and Nursery, founded in 1590, is located next to the parish church.

We are a welcoming, inclusive parish who seek to serve Jesus and make him known through our prayer, worship, fellowship and outreach. God’s Holy Word and Sacraments underpin our faith, prayer and worship, and we offer a variety of services in our three worship centres to suit people’s spiritual and liturgical needs: traditional Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion; Choral Mattins and Evensong; Common Worship celebrations of sung and said Eucharist; less formal Services of the Word. We have an active Sunday School called ‘JIGSAW’ (Jesus is Great, Super and Wonderful!) that runs in our three worship centres every Sunday during school term time.

Explore our website to see what’s happening. Be assured of a warm welcome at Broughton Parish. Come and join us in worship and fellowship. We look forward to seeing you!



Broughton Outlook magazine

Please click here to see December 2020 edition
Please click here to see November 2020 edition
Please click here to see October 2020 edition


Sunday Prayer Sheet

Please click here to see the Sunday Prayer Sheet 29th November
Please click here to see Reflections 29th November – Reflection by Canon Andrea Titterington
Please click here to see Reflections 29th November – Reflection by Rev. Pauline Taylor
Please click here to see Broughton Parish News – 29th November 2020
Please click here to see Call to Payer sheets 19th to 29th November 2020


Inspiration for Prayer

The First Sunday of Advent
Almighty God,
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


Latest News

Advent & Christmas Services

13th December 9.30am Morning Praise at St Peter’s 10.30am Holy Communion at St John’s 20th December 10.30am Morning Praise at St John’s 24th December 11.30pm Midnight Christmas Eucharist by Candlelight at St John’s 25th December 10.30am Christmas Day Eucharist at St John’s 27th December 10.30am-12noon Private Prayer at St John’s Please see future newsletters for…

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Supporting Good Mental Health

The effects of mental health problems are huge. Nearly nine out of ten people with mental health problems have been affected by stigma and discrimination. Given the challenging times we are living in with coronavirus, the reflections in this booklet were updated and new resources written in March 2020. They seek to provide hope, reassurance…

Parish Packs

During the lockdown we have been sending out newsletters, service sheets and reflections, via the post and email. We are aware that we may have missed some parishioners. If you would like to receive the packs, please email officebroughtonparish@gmail.com or leave a message on the answerphone with your name and address.

St John’s Sunday Services

Services will resume at St John’s from Sunday 6th December 2020. Unfortunately places will be limited due to social distancing, therefore prior registration is required. Registration can be accessed through Eventbrite, see newsletter for details on how to book. If you are unable to register online, please ring the Parish Office (713880) or Barry Townsend…

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals can now take place at St John Baptist, Broughton. There are strict guidelines to follow. Please contact Vicki in the Parish Office for more details 713880 or officebroughtonparish@gmail.com

Light up a life

If anyone would like to have the church flood-lit on a particular occasion, to celebrate an anniversary or commemorate a loved one, you can book it by calling Chris on 01772 863782 or email to chris.j.couper@talk21.com. The cost will remain at £15 per night. Please send cash, or cheques made payable to: “PCC of Broughton”,…