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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


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

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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 26th May 2019

Inspiration for Prayer

The Sixth Sunday of Easter
God our redeemer,
you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:
grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us
to eternal joy;
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

Signing in of the sidespeople

Rev Rie will be signing in all sides people on Sunday 16th June at all the services at St John’s and at St Martin’s, Please make every effort to come to one of these services. Sidespeople and Lay assistant training will be given at a later date, please look out for this on the pew…

Application for an Assistant Organist

An exciting opportunity to work with, and accompany a well established Choir of 30 boys & 20 men on a fine four manual Phoenix Digital Organ. The Choir has an extensive repertoire, and Cathedral Visits and Concert Tours in UK and overseas are regularly undertaken. Salary £4,000.00 plus fees. Further information from: John Catterall Director…

Incredible India

Listen to Rev Rie’s amazing tales of India Friday 28th June at 7pm at St Margaret’s, Ingol Tickets: £8/head (inc) Indian Starters, Curry & Rice (alternative on request) Tickets are available from Rev Rie & Vicki in the office 713880

CTFB Pilgrimage to Kendal

Saturday 7th September 2019, Visiting The Quaker Museum & Tapestry, free time in Kendal, tour of Kendal Parish Church and Evensong service. Ending with a meal at The Priory Restaurant, Scorton. Booking forms in all three worship centres. Contact: Vicki 713880

Messy Church

Saturday 8th June at St Peter’s School, 4pm to 6pm. Please do come along and join us, all our welcome and Jesus’ love is there in abundance. Love and God Bless, Rev. Pauline and friends

Changes to St Martin’s & St Peter’s

For the short term, services at St Martin’s and St Peter’s will be merged together, taking turns at each worship centre. We thank you for your patience during this time: 12th May, 9.30 at St Peter’s, 19th May, 9.30am St Martin’s, 26th May, 9.30am St Peter’s, 2nd June, 9.30am at St Martin’s. All are most…

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

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:

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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