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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!

Inspiration for Prayer

Heavenly Father,
we embrace Your call for us to make disciples, to be witnesses,
to grow leaders and inspire children and young people.
Give us eyes to see Your vision,
ears to hear the prompting of Your Spirit and courage to follow in the footsteps of your Son,
our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

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Holy Week and Easter Services

St John Baptist Palm Sunday 8am – Holy Communion with a dramatic reading of the Gospel 11am – Service of the word with a dramatic Reading of the Gospel 6.30pm – Evensong with a dramatic reading of the Gospel Monday 7.00pm – Compline (said) Tuesday 7.00pm – Compline (said) Wednesday 10am – Eucharist 8.30pm –…


The parish of Broughton: St John Baptist is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officers, PSOs. The Diocese of Blackburn’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who…

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…


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Peer Talk

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