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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


The earliest known singing master at Broughton parish church was James Molyneux, who raised funds for musical instruments in 1814.

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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 18th March 2018

Inspiration for Prayer

The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Passiontide begins
Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever..

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Joint Eucharistic Service

A Joint Eucharistic Service for all Parishioners of Broughton and St Margaret’s Ingol. Come and join together for a Eucharistic Service followed by Jacob’s Join on Sunday 8th April, 10.30am at St Martin’s Parish Hall, Broadway. Please see sheet in each worship centres for your reply and what delicious food you will be bringing to…


I have been clearing out my wardrobes recently ready for the big move to Ingol and I came across old handbags and small backpacks that I would never use any more, and instead of throwing them away I had an idea. Fill them with basic toiletries and give them to those women who cannot afford…

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Monday 19th March at 7.30pm in the Parish Lounge Notices have been posted in the worship centres regarding the Annual Meeting, the election of church wardens & PCC members, and the annual revision of the church electoral roll.

Lancashire church supports work of city Street Pastors

Parishioners at St John Baptist parish church in Broughton welcomed Preston Street Pastor Dave Brown to their recent Sunday service and presented him with the proceeds of an Advent Appeal to support the work of the city’s Street Pastors. During the service Dave spoke about the work and ministry of the Street Pastors. He said:…

Confirmation 2018

Young people in Year 6 and above are invited to offer themselves for Confirmation. Information letters and and consent forms are available in all three worship centres. Adults who wish to be Confirmed should speak to one of the clergy.

Daily Prayers & Reflections in Lent

For your personal daily prayer in Lent, please use the Church of England’s excellent daily prayer resource ‘Live Lent 2018 – Let your Light Shine’ You will receive a daily Reflection direct you your mobile phone by texting Lent to 88802 Send the text now and you’ll start receiving the Reflections on Ash Wednesday!…

Lent: Pray – Fast – Give

You might have noticed that Fr Shaun is carrying a few excess pounds that need to disappear! This Lent he’s inviting you to join him on a Sponsored Diet With A Difference… …You sponsor yourself! Each day of Lent he pledges to pray and fast, and will give £5 for every pound in weight he…

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