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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!


The Weekly Bulletin

Please click here to see the Weekly Bulletin – Sunday 23rd February 2020

Inspiration for Prayer

The Sunday next before Lent
Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Latest News

The Planning Application for the Redevelopment

The Planning Application for the Redevelopment of St Martin’s Chapel, Parish Hall and site has been submitted to Preston City Council. Please go to Planning number: 06/2019/1265 The plans are on display at St John’s & St Peter’s. If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to Vicki in the parish office.

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter will be in St Martin’s House, 25 Northway on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 2 -4pm

Little Fishes

Little Fishes will be at St Martin’s House, 25 Northway Wednesdays, 1.30-3pm. All are welcome

Parish Office change of address

The parish office has now moved to St Martin’s House, 25 Northway, Fulwood PR2 9TP, telephone and email remains the same. Please pop in to see me, the kettle will always be on! Tuesday – Friday 9am-12noon.

St. Martin’s Chapel and Parish Hall Complex

Parish Update Announcement on 23rd, 25th August & 1st September 2019 On 11th March 2019 the PCC re-confirmed its decision to redevelop the St. Martin’s Chapel and Parish Hall complex and to submit a planning application. One of the main triggers for wishing to provide a new worship space and modern meeting facilities was the…

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