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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).

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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.

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St Peters Chapel

St. Martin’s Chapel

As Preston expanded in the 1950s significant new housing estates were built in Fulwood, in the south of the parish. The energetic dedication of and fund raising by parishioners resulted in the construction of a large parish hall on a site between Northway and Broadway, opened in 1958.

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St Martins Chapel

Choir

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

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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!



The Weekly Bulletin

Please click here to see the Weekly Bulletin – Sunday 12th August 2018


Inspiration for Prayer

The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
Collect
Almighty and everlasting God,
you are always more ready to hear than we to pray
and to give more than either we desire or deserve:
pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid
and giving us those good things
which we are not worthy to ask
but through the merits and mediation
of 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.


Latest News

Changes to the services

Due to annual leave and the lack of availability of external cover, there will be two Sundays when St Martin’s & St Peter’s will share services: 12th August 9.30am Eucharist at St Martin’s (no Service at St Peter’s); 26th August 9.30am Eucharist at St Peter’s (no service at St Martin’s)

Broughton Parish Choir in Concert

Wednesday 12th September, 7.00pm in Broughton Parish Church. Come and hear the choir sing a variety of choral pieces performed during their recent concert tour in Brittany. Everyone’s Welcome!

Brew in a Pew

5th August 2018 From 2pm-4pm in church Offering hospitality and refreshments to the Guild Wheel users Thanks to those who have already volunteered for various Sundays in August. Simply turn up in church for 2pm with Fr Shaun and Mo. The offer remains open to any parishioners who wish to help on any of the…

Where to go bell ringing in Lancashire

Bell ringers will ring for Church services and for special occasions such as weddings and funerals, Read more at: https://www.lep.co.uk/news/watch-where-to-go-bell-ringing-in-lancashire-1-9241965

Can we still keep in touch with you?

General Data Protection Regulation The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaced the Data Protection Directive on the 25th of May 2018 and it affects The Parish of St John Baptist, just as it does all other organisations which hold your details such as addresses, email addresses and phone numbers. Your personal data is stored…

Churches Together in Fulwood & Broughton – Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to St. Peter’s Heysham and St. Peter’s Catholic Cathedral, Lancaster. Saturday 29th September leaving Preston 9:10 am and finishing at The Priory Restaurant, Scorton for a meal at 5:45 pm. Cost inc. coach, tour of Church & meal £26. Booking forms in all our worship centres. Pat Gibson or Janet Huggan via Vicki in…



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