"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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Appointment of the new Lecturer and Associate Vicar
We announced today (Sunday 12th July) that the Revd Ian Hepburn has been appointed as the next Lecturer and Associate Vicar at Bolton Parish Church in succession to Revd Moira Slack. The Lecturer is nominated jointly by the Vicar and Hulme Charity Trustees and presented to the Bishop to be licensed to this post. All involved were unanimous in the view that Ian should be invited to take up this post and we are delighted that he has accepted. He will be licensed and welcomed by the Bishop of Bolton and Archdeacon of Bolton on Monday 30th November at 7.30pm.
Bolton Parish Church open for public worship and for private prayer
Following a full risk assessment we are pleased to be able to announce that, from Sunday 5th July, we will be resuming 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 ion place and so, though we can be together for worship, things will feel rather different for the time being.
From Monday 13th July, the church will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays for private prayer only between 11 am and 1 pm. Sanitising and social distancing measures will be in force.
We will continue to provide a range of recorded services 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 - including a questionnaire to provide us with feedback on your experiences of on-line worship.
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.