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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 December 2021 edition
Please click here to see November 2021 edition
Please click here to see October 2021 edition
Please click here to see September 2021 edition
Please click here to see the Jigsaw (Sunday School) leaflet

Sunday Prayer Sheet

Please click here to see Sunday Sheet – 21st November
Please click here to see Pew Sheet – 28th November
Please click here to see Reflections – 21st November – Reflection by Rev. Pauline Taylor
Please click here to see Reflections – 21st November by Canon Andrea Titterington
Please click here to see Broughton Parish News – 21st November 2021
Please click here to see Info for Sunday School November 2021
Please click here to see November’s Sunday School colouring sheet

Inspiration for Prayer

The Fourth Sunday before Advent
Almighty and eternal God,
you have kindled the flame of love
in the hearts of the saints:
grant to us the same faith and power of love,
that, as we rejoice in their triumphs,
we may be sustained by their example and fellowship;
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

Services in the Parish

Sunday’s St John Baptist 8am – BCP Holy Communion 11am – Holy Communion or Morning Praise 6.30pm – Choral Evensong St Peter’s Chapel 9.30am – Holy Communion or Morning Praise Wednesday St John Baptist 10am – Holy Communion There is no need to book a place at a service, but please sign in at the…

“All Souls” Service

“All Souls” Service on Saturday 30th October 2021 at 10:30am at St John’s, Broughton Each year around the time of All Saints and All Souls, the parish invites all those for whom we have conducted family funerals, and all who mourn a loved one, to gather in Broughton Parish church for a Memorial Service. As…


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Peer Talk

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