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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. Join us in worship and fellowship.

Latest News


Fr. Shaun Baldwin

Fr. Shaun Baldwin was instituted and installed as the Vicar of Broughton on the 22nd of July. The recent photo is  with Archdeacon Michael Everitt, who, with Bishop Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster, conducted the service. Fr. Shaun’s first services were conducted on Sunday, 27th July, including a whole parish Eucharist followed by a parish…


Pauline Taylor’s Ordination

Revd Pauline Taylor was ordained Deacon on the 29th of June at Blackburn Cathedral by the Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt. Revd. Julian Henderson. The photo shows her being congratulated by Revd. Canon Sidney Fox and Fr. Shaun Baldwin.  Pauline has served the parish through her many years as a Pastoral Assistant and Guide/Brownie Leader. We…

The proposed Broughton Bypass July 2014 - an update

Please click here to see The proposed Broughton Bypass Update

Inspiration for Prayer

"God of peace and possibility, make us instruments of your peace in this place and beyond so that we may fulfill your will, and so that we may give peace a chance." Adapted from the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation and the start of the Decade to Overcome Violence, 2010 for the Interfaith Service - Universal Prayers for Peace - Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Blackburn Cathedral

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