St John Baptist, Broughton

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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).

The parish church’s history began in the 12th century or before as a family chapel for the lord of the manor. The oldest part of the church is the tower dating from 1533 when Henry VIII was on the throne. The building has evolved from a wooden structure to a stone building remodelled numerous times over the centuries. The present nave was built in 1826 and the chancel added in 1906. Between 2006 and 2011 parishioners, with assistance from English Heritage, completed a significant restoration of the fabric and interior of the church at a total cost of £207,290.

It is possible to read much of the history of the parish and its people through the memorials, stained glass, and furniture within the church and the gravestones and ancient cottage in its grounds.

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Parish Administrator - Vicki Thornley
Broughton Parish Office
Parish Hall, Broadway
Fulwood, Preston
01772713880 (Vicki Thornley - Parish Office) or 01772862330 (Rev'd Shaun Baldwin - Vicar)

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Holy Communion (BCP)
Said service
Every Sunday at 8:00 AM
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion (BCP)
Hymns and musical setting
Every first and third Sunday at 11:00 AM
Sunday School Book of Common Prayer
Morning Praise/Parade
Involves Uniformed organisations and Sunday School
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM
Family Friendly
Choral Matins (BCP)
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM
Sunday School Book of Common Prayer
Choral Evensong (BCP)
Traditional evensong - sung - unless choir away Parish psalter
Every first second third and fifth Sunday at 6:30 PM
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion (BCP)
Hymns with Choral setting
Every fourth Sunday at 6:30 PM
Book of Common Prayer


Holy Communion (CW)
Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM


Morning Prayer
Every Friday at 8:30 AM



(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)
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Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire
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A Church Near You ID (venue number): 11612
Built: 1533
Archdeaconry: LANCASTER (532)
Deanery: PRESTON (53205)
Benefice: Broughton (03/055 H)
Parish Legal Name: St. John The Baptist Broughton (530264 )
CofE Church Info: (603264 3/264)
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The current editor is: Victoria Thornley

This page was last updated on Monday 21st November 2016
St John Baptist : Church Lane, off Garstang Road,, Broughton, Lancashire, PR3 5LB

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