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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!

Broughton Outlook magazine

Please click here to see April 2020 edition

Sunday Prayer Sheet

Please click here to see the Sunday Prayer Sheet – Sunday 5th April 2020
Please click here to see the Prayer Sheet – Monday 6th April 2020
Please click here to see the Prayer Sheet – Tuesday 7th April 2020
Please click here to see the Prayer Sheet – Wednesday 8th April 2020
Please click here to see the Prayer Sheet – Thursday 9th April 2020
Please click here to see the Prayer Sheet – Friday 10th April 2020
Please click here to see the Prayer Sheet – Saturday 11th April 2020
Please click here to see the Sunday Prayer Sheet – Sunday 12th April 2020

Inspiration for Prayer

Palm Sunday
Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
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

Latest News

Live Streamed Services

Christ Church, Fulwood Each Sunday on YouTube “ChristChurch Preston”, watch at any time. Or use this link: Or thru the church web-site: St Andrew’s, Ashton Our live services plus a thought for the day each day are available on YouTube: St Cuthbert’s, Fulwood Join us via the church Facebook page each Sunday…

St John’s Floodlighting – Light up a Life

Plans are in place to continue with the Light up a Life scheme at St John’s during the Covid-19 pandemic. The monthly list of sponsors will be placed on the Parish website while the church building is closed and in the absence of the production of the Outlook. An application is being made to Blackburn…

Sunday Prayer Sheet

It is a very strange time we are living in, especially during Holy week. We are used to attending services that mean so much to us, worshiping, praying, reflecting and singing together. With this in mind, we have come up with some Prayer sheets and compline services to guide you through some of these special…

Parish Office

The parish office has had to close, Vicki will be working from home and will be answering emails and answer phone messages will be collect twice a week. If you need any help or support over the coming weeks please contact the parish office and follow the instructions on the answer phone message.

Weddings & Baptisms

During this difficult time the Church of England has suspended all services in Churches, this includes Weddings and Baptisms. At the moment we have been in contact with anyone who has booked a Wedding or Baptism up to the end of June. Weddings have been rebooked for later on in the year and we will…


Funerals will only happen at the Crematorium or at the graveside. Only immediate family members can attend, keeping their distance in the prescribed way. We will have an opportunity to celebrate the lives of anyone who has passed during this time with memorial services and interment of ashes when church services are allowed to resume….

Broughton Outlook

During these times of social isolation we are not going to be delivering the Broughton Outlook magazine. We have digitised it and you can download it here. There are some blank pages where services/diary have been taken out but at least you can catch up on the reflections and news from around the parish.

Prayer Cards

We have been busy sending out prayer cards to members of the parish, but due to limited information we haven’t got addresses to send them to everyone. If you would like a prayer card or know of anyone who would like one, please let me know in the parish office.

Important Notice – Coronavirus

In light of the Government guidance around non-essential contact, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued advice that public worship is suspended until further notice. Following this advice we are suspending all services at St John Baptist, Broughton & St Peters Chapel. Along with all church activities; choir, bell ringing, little fishes, knit &…

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