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).
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
Sunday Prayer Sheet
Please click here to see the Sunday Prayer Sheet 24th January
Please click here to see Reflection 24th January – Reflection by Canon Andrea Titterington
Please click here to see Reflection 24th January – Reflection by Rev. Pauline Taylor
Please click here to see Broughton Parish News – 24th January 2021
Inspiration for Prayer
The First Sunday of Advent
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Parishioners in school Years 6 and above are invited to offer themselves for Confirmation and Holy Communion Confirmation marks the point in your Christian journey when you choose for yourself the faith into which you have been baptised, and to live a life of committed discipleship. Your choice will be confirmed through the actions of…
Hello Everyone, Following the latest COVID19 advice from the combined directors of Public Health for Lancashire, we are suspending communal prayer & worship at St John’s & St Peter’s until further notice. I know that this will be a great disappointment to many people, however we all need to keep safe. Regards Barry Churchwarden
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The effects of mental health problems are huge. Nearly nine out of ten people with mental health problems have been affected by stigma and discrimination. Given the challenging times we are living in with coronavirus, the reflections in this booklet were updated and new resources written in March 2020. They seek to provide hope, reassurance…
During the lockdown we have been sending out newsletters, service sheets and reflections, via the post and email. We are aware that we may have missed some parishioners. If you would like to receive the packs, please email email@example.com or leave a message on the answerphone with your name and address.
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals can now take place at St John Baptist, Broughton. There are strict guidelines to follow. Please contact Vicki in the Parish Office for more details 713880 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If anyone would like to have the church flood-lit on a particular occasion, to celebrate an anniversary or commemorate a loved one, you can book it by calling Chris on 01772 863782 or email to email@example.com. The cost will remain at £15 per night. Please send cash, or cheques made payable to: “PCC of Broughton”,…