• "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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  • This week's news

    Even though Bolton is experiencing some stricter Covid-19 restrictions, we are pleased to be able to tell you that all services continue to be held as normal.

    With regret, we have taken the decision to cancel plans for church opening on 12th and 13th September during Heritage Weekend.  The new Covid-19 guidance for Bolton asks for people

    • to only use public transport for essential purposes, which means travel to education, work, and essential appointments only eg hospital appointments
    • not to mix with other households in any setting indoors or outdoors anywhere. This does not apply in your support bubble.

    We are sorry to have to take this decision but believe that we do so in order to act responsibly.


    Sunday 27 September will be our Harvest Festival. We will collect donations for Urban Outreach. There is a full list of what they need in the magazine; the items they need most are:

    Tinned minced/corned beef

    Tinned meat pies

    Tinned fruit

    Tinned stewing steak

    Tinned peas


    Tinned meat/chicken stew

    Tinned tomatoes

    Long life milk

    Tinned meat/chicken curry

    Tinned potatoes

    Instant custard powder

    Tinned ham

    Instant mash

    Nappies especially size 4 upwards



    Bolton Parish Church is open  

    for public worship and for private prayer

    Following a full  risk assessment we are pleased to be able to announce that, we have resumed our pattern of services on Sundays at 8.00am, 11.00am and 6.30pm and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12.15pm.    We have a full risk assessment in place and so, though we can be together for worship, things will feel rather different for the time being.

    Please remember that you must wear a face covering if you are coming into church.

    The church will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays  for private prayer only between 11 am and 1 pm.  Sanitising, the wearing of face coverings and social distancing measures will be in force.

    We will continue to provide a  recorded service via the 'Posts' section of our Facebook page. Some services may also be available on YouTube  - when applicable, a link will be added to the Calendar entry
    Please see the on-line worship section for fuller details

    Our weekly  newsletter - and a monthly magazine and prayer diary continue to be published.. These can all be found in the "Publications" section.


    Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of Your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort, knowing that nothing can separate us from Your love.   In Christ Jesus our Lord, Amen.