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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 September 2020 edition
Please click here to see August 2020 edition
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 – 20th September 2020
Please click here to see 20th September 2020 – Sermon by Canon Andrea Titterington
Please click here to see Broughton Parish News – 20th September 2020

Inspiration for Prayer

Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open or hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
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 forever. ​

Latest News

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 or leave a message on the answerphone with your name and address.

Broughton Outlook

Outlook will, for the time being, continue to be produced digitally and available on the parishwebsite, with a printed version delivered or posted to those who would prefer a hardcopy.

St John’s Sunday Services

There will be a short said service each Sunday at 10.30am. 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 Sunday Service. If you are unable to register online,…

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

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”,…