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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 21st October 2018


Inspiration for Prayer

The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity
Collect
God, the giver of life,
whose Holy Spirit wells up within your Church:
by the Spirit’s gifts equip us to live the gospel of Christ
and make us eager to do your will,
that we may share with the whole creation
the joys of eternal life;
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.


Latest News

Re-Development Of The Parish Hall Complex

All parishioners, complex users and neighbours are invited to attend an Open Afternoon on Sunday, 11th November, at 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall, when there will be in-depth presentations about our plans with opportunities for questions and answers. Initial designs and plans for the new St. Martin’s complex and housing development will be available…

Parish Review Findings

At the PCC Meeting on 15th January 2018 Fr. Shaun spoke of our changing Parish Profile with its increasing population and our commitment to making our Parish Vision a reality. As Trustees of the Parish we have a need to look at who we are, what we have and how we go forward. The PCC…

A Night at the Races!

A Night at the Races! November 24th, from 6-9 pm St Margaret’s Parish Hall. Come and join us for this fun evening entertainment when you will be transported off to the races in the comfort of St Margaret’s parish hall. It will cost £4.00 per person which will include supper.

Coffee Morning

Come & join us to support Different Strokes Saturday 27th October, 10am-12 noon. Parish Lounge, Broadway. £1.00 entry includes tea/coffee/biscuit. There will be a raffle & a cake, plants & book stall Tickets from June Eccles: 718240 or Vicki : 713880 or just turn up! All are warmly welcomed

Bible Course

Bible Course starting week comm 17th September, see posters for details.

Knit & Natter group

A new Knit & Natter group is to start on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday 2-4pm in the parish lounge from the 2nd October, all are welcome, bring you projects or just come for a natter! See posters for more info

Wartime Afternoon Tea

Saturday 10th November 2pm – 4pm With live entertainment To celebrate the centenary of the end of the 1st World War At Parish Hall, Broadway Fulwood PR2 9TH For tickets contact: Vicki in the Parish Office 713 880 or Barry Townsend 864 763 Adults £11.00 Children £6.00

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…



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