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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


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


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 October 2021 edition
Please click here to see September 2021 edition
Please click here to see August 2021 edition
Please click here to see July 2021 edition
Please click here to see June 2021 edition
Please click here to see May 2021 edition
Please click here to see the Jigsaw (Sunday School) leaflet

Sunday Prayer Sheet

Please click here to see Sunday Sheet – 17th October
Please click here to see Reflections – 17th October – Reflection by Rev. Pauline Taylor
Please click here to see Reflections – 17th October by Canon Andrea Titterington
Please click here to see Reflections – Transition by Canon Andrea Titterington
Please click here to see Broughton Parish News – 17th October 2021
Please click here to see Communications Questionnaire
Please click here to see Unlocking the Parish – Note for Parishioners

Inspiration for Prayer

The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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The Patrons and PCC representatives are delighted to announce that, the Revd Canon Fleur Green, currently Vicar at Darwen St Peter, will be appointed as Vicar of Broughton St John Baptist. Rev Fleur’s licensing service will be on Monday 25th October 2021 at 7.30pm more details to follow. We look forward to welcoming Rev Fleur…

Sunday Services

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Private Prayer

St John Baptist is open for Private Prayer each WEDNESDAY from 10.30am – 12noon, no prior registration is required.

Jigsaw (Sunday School)

Come and join us, re-starting September 2021 at: St Peter’s School (PR2 9RE) 9.30 am, St John the Baptist Church (PR3 5JB) 10.30 am We will be so pleased to welcome you and your family, please click here to see Please contact: Pat Brand on to reserve a place A special message to Mums…

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