Welcome to Bolton Parish Church

There has been a Christian place of worship on this site for 1200 years – and we are proud to continue this heritage. 

We are open on Tuesday and Thursday 11.00am – 2.00pm and normally open at these times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  If you want to check before visiting, please phone 07836363635

Our mission statement is Worshipping God: Loving one another: Serving our town and in living out this mission, we welcome everyone who comes to us.


Seeking God, Sharing Faith, Serving Bolton

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A Centre of Excellence since 1871

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At the Heart of Bolton

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Over 1200 Years of History

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Our regular services are as follows: 

Sunday 8 a.m. Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) A quiet, reflective start to the day 

Sunday 11 a.m. Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer  on the first and third Sunday of the month,  

Common Worship on the others) 

With choir and organ.  

Our Sunday School meets in the Hall and  

joins us for the latter part of the service. 

Sunday 6.30 p.m. Evening Prayer (Book of Common Prayer) A spoken service 

Tuesday and Thursday 12.15 p.m. Holy Communion (Common Worship) 

We are delighted to announce that the next Vicar of Bolton will be the Revd Hannah Lane



The Reverend Hannah Lane is set to take on the role of Vicar of, Bolton, following the retirement of the Revd Canon Dr Chris Bracegirdle last year. She will be vicar of St Peter, Bolton-le-Moors (aka Bolton Parish Church) and St Philip Bolton le-Moors, and Borough Dean
of Bolton.

Hannah, who was born and grew up in Westhoughton, will be the first female member of clergy to serve as Vicar of Bolton and Borough Dean of the town. She will be leaving her role as Team Curate in the Turton Moorland Team which covers the areas of Bradshaw, Egerton, Belmont and Edgworth.

Sharing her anticipation, Hannah said:-

“I am excited by the potential of this role in the ever-changing landscape of a town with which I am already familiar. I hope that I can play my part in growing our churches, nurturing new disciples and serving the local community. I am looking forward to working in diverse areas of our town and am enthusiastic about continuing to work closely with local schools”

Please Click Here to read the full announcement. 

Appeals and Donations

Bolton Parish Church is a large, historic building of great significance. It is costly to maintain and preserve for future generations. We periodically make appeals for specific projects.





Our safeguarding policies are to be found here and here with further information found by clicking the tab above. The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in church activities is the responsibility



Many people know and love Bolton Parish Church.  Volunteers are vital to the Parish Church’s continued work in and the town centre and across the whole Borough of Bolton.  Our volunteers come from all backgrounds