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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 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 – 25th July
Please click here to see Reflections – 25th July – Reflection by Rev. Pauline Taylor
Please click here to see Reflections – July 25th – Epistle of James by Canon Andrea Titterington
Please click here to see Broughton Parish News – 25th July 2021

Inspiration for Prayer

The Sixth Sunday after Trinity
Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in all things and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
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

Sunday Service

Sunday Services are back at St John’s and St Peter’s, there is a mix of Morning Praise and Holy Communion, see the calendar for more details. This includes the 8am Holy Communion BCP services and 6.30pm Evensong. Places are limited and need to be booked via Eventbrite, more information on services and Eventbrite links can…

Private Prayer

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

Parish Pack

We have been sending out newsletters, service sheets, reflections and prayer cards, via the post and email. If you would like to receive the packs, please email: or leave a message on the answerphone 713880 with your name and address. Please let us know if you require it in large print

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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