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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 May 2021 edition
Please click here to see April 2021 edition
Please click here to see March 2021 edition
Please click here to see February 2021 edition
Please click here to see January 2021 edition
Please click here to see December 2020 edition
Please click here to see November 2020 edition
Please click here to see October 2020 edition

Sunday Prayer Sheet

Please click here to see Sunday Sheet – 16th May
Please click here to see Reflections – May 16th – Reflection by Rev. Pauline Taylor
Please click here to see Reflection on Moving house – May 16th – by Canon Andrea Titterington
Please click here to see Broughton Parish News – 16th May 2021
Please click here to see Christian Resource Centre – Customer News Letter April 2021

Inspiration for Prayer

The Sixth Sunday of Easter
God our redeemer,
you have delivered us from the power of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:
grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,
so by his continual presence in us he may raise us
to eternal joy;
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

PCC Minutes

The PCC minutes approved at the last PCC meeting are now available on the Parish Office & Communication page via the ABOUT tab.

Sunday Service

Sunday Service at St John’s are to resume, places are limited and need to be booked via Eventbrite, links can be found for each service on the Parish Newsletter, see above or ring the parish office 713880. Please see the calendar for further information on services.

Private Prayer

St John Baptist is open for Private Prayer each WEDNESDAY from 10.30am – 12noon, no prior registration is required.

Parish Pack

We have been sending out newsletters, service sheets, reflections and prayer cards, via the post and email. If you would like to receive the packs, please email: or leave a message on the answerphone 713880 with your name and address. Please let us know if you require it in large print

Jigsaw (Sunday School)

We are looking for volunteers to help get JIGSAW back up and running, no experience necessary, full guidance will be given. Please speak to Rev Pauline for more information 774634.

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