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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

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Welcome to the parish of Broughton St. John Baptist

Broughton parish is served by three worship centres: the parish church of St. John Baptist, St. Martin’s Chapel within the Parish Hall Complex, and St. Peter’s Chapel within St. Peter’s Church of England Primary School. The oldest primary school in the U.K., Broughton Church of England Primary School founded in 1590, is located next to the parish church.

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The Weekly Bulletin

Please click here to see the Weekly Bulletin – 20th August 2017
Tenth Sunday after Trinity


Inspiration for Prayer

Lord of heaven and earth,
as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer,
give us patience and courage never to lose hope,
but always to bring our prayers before you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


Latest News

Family Barn Dance & Harvest Supper

at the Parish Hall on Saturday 23rd September at 7.30pm Adults £10, Children £5, inc. Hot Pot Supper. Licensed bar. Tickets are available from the Parish Office 9am to 10am Tuesdays and Thursdays, or from Barry – Tel. 01772-864763, or sign the sheet that is available in the three worship centres. Last day to buy…

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…