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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 – 15th October 2017


Inspiration for Prayer

God, our judge and saviour,
teach us to be open to your truth
and to trust in your love,
that we may live each day
with confidence in the salvation which is given
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Latest News

All Souls Memorial Service

Advanced notice that this year’s parish All Souls Service to remember and pray for our departed loved ones will be held in church on Saturday 4th November at 10.30am. Please spread the word and invite others to come with you.

Messy Church

Saturday 21st October from 4pm-6pm in St Peter’s School, Meadowfield, Fulwood. All children are welcome, together with their parents and carers!  

GIFT (Growing in Faith Together)

Advanced notice… The next gathering is on Friday 20th October in the Parish Lounge at 11.00am in St Martin’s Chapel We are continuing to explore The Lord’s Prayer. Everyone’s welcome!

JIGSAW Sunday School

We welcome back our JIGSAW Sunday Schools next Sunday in all three worship centres. Please spread the word!

Parish Office

Temporary Opening Times Tuesdays & Thursdays between 9am-10am Please continue to leave messages, pieces for the pewsheet, enquiries for baptisms, weddings, hall bookings etc. via the office email or office voicemail or post through the letterbox. Emails and voicemails will be regularly checked and responded to. Hall Bookings Will be managed by Chris Couper and…



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