• "Worshipping God, Loving one another, Serving our town"

    Welcome to Bolton Parish Church, part of the united benefice of St Peter, Bolton-le-Moors with St Philip, Bolton-le-Moors. We are a Church of England parish within the Diocese of Manchester. Bolton Parish Church is the civic church of Bolton, rooted in the Anglican choral tradition, and is known throughout the town as “the Parish Church”.

    There has been a Christian place of worship on the site of this church for 1200 years - and we are proud to continue this heritage of Anglican witness in the heart of the town. Our desire is to worship God together - offering both young and old opportunities to experience God's love - and to serve Him in our town and communities. We extend a warm welcome to everyone, whether confident in faith or just wanting to explore more. 

    Through the pages of the website, we seek to convey the life and work of our parish, its history and our plans for the future. We hope that you will find the information interesting and that it will inspire you  to join us in worship or simply to explore our beautiful church.


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    As we enter this new phase of lockdown, we want to bring you up to date with what will be happening in our churches.

    We cannot hold acts of worship for the time being, but Bolton Parish Church will be open for private prayer  on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11.00 and 13.00 every week;

    These are the times when you will be able to bring in donations for the Grub Tub, packets of savoury biscuits for Christmas Dinner on Jesus, and your filled Rotary Shoe Boxes. Please keep them coming.

    Streamed Services:There will be a service available on line every week at 11.00am - all details will be on the website or via Facebook. 

    Sunday 22nd November at 11.00am - the Feast of Christ the King - a live streamed on Facebook.

    President: Canon Chris Bracegirdle       Preacher: Revd Ian Hepburn

    Anthem:    Above all Praise and Majesty - Mendelssohn


    The head that once was crowned with thorns

    Bread of heaven on Thee we feed

    Forth in thy name O Lord I go

    Prayer Locker is up and running daily again on Facebook.

    Two important documents are to be found on our Publications Page on the website:   a message from the Archbishops about making this a Month of Prayer for the Nation, and the booklet referred to in the message. 

    You will find the booklet containing each Sunday's readings and collects on the website. 


    Good news!

    We are delighted that, following her ordination in July 2021, Grace Hart will be joining us as curate at Bolton Parish Church and St Philip's.  Read more about Grace here.  Introducing Grace