• "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 Phillip, 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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  • Response to Coronavirus

    Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, Bolton Parish Church is now closed until further notice.   
    Please see the separate section of the website for more specific guidance, regular updates - and for worship, prayer and other resources.
    We will also be publishing a weekly Newsletter - please see the "Publications" section for this and the monthly Prayer Diary.
    As far as possible, I and my colleagues will continue to be available using the contact details available on this website
    Canon Chris Bracegirdle
    Vicar of Bolton

    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.