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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 July 2020 edition
Please click here to see June 2020 edition
Please click here to see May 2020 edition
Please click here to see April 2020 edition

Sunday Prayer Sheet

Please click here to see the Sunday Prayer Sheet – 12th July 2020
Please click here to see 12th July 2020 Reflections by Canon Andrea Titterington
Please click here to see Broughton Parish News – July 12th

Inspiration for Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the
Church is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all
your faithful people, that in their vocation
and ministry they may serve you in holiness
and truth to the glory of your name;
Through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of
the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Latest News

St John’s Sunday Services

From Sunday 12th July, at St John’s, we will change the Sunday Prayer at 10.30am to a short said service. Due to social distancing places are limited, therefore prior registration is required. Registration can be accessed through Eventbrite by using the following link: Broughton Parish Sunday Service or go to and search Broughton Parish…

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

At the moment we are still receiving information from the Blackburn Diocese as to how these services will go ahead. Once we have more details we will be in contact with the baptism families to discuss how it will move forward. For further information, please contact Vicki in the Parish Office.

St. Martin’s Parish Hall Complex and Guides’ buildings – asbestos removal

Following the decision by the Parochial Church Council to contract for the removal of asbestos from the existing buildings at St. Martin’s Parish Hall Complex and the Guide Hut, the Land & Buildings / Parish Hall Management Secretary has met with the contractor to compile Method Statements and Risk Assessments. AIRS Asbestos Removal (2014) Ltd…

Light up a life July

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 The cost will remain at £15 per night. Please send cash, or cheques made payable to: “PCC of Broughton”,…

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