• "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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    Bolton Food & Drink Festival: 23rd - 26th August
    The church will be open each day during the Festival to welcome visitors to the town and offer a quiet place to rest and reflect - and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Opening times:

    Friday 23rd           11am to 4pm
    Saturday 24th       11am to 1pm
    Sunday 25th         12 noon to 4pm
    Monday 26th         11am to 4pm

    Heritage Open Day - Saturdays 14th and 20th September  
    As in previous years, the church is participating in the annual "Heritage Open Day" event.
    On Saturday 14th only there will be an opportunity to climb the church tower and get a 360% view of Bolton  - along with organ recitals, handbell ringing and to walk round this beautiful church. Light lunches/refereshments will be served throiughout the day.

    On Saturday 20th - and indeed on every other day during the period Friday 13th to Sunday 21st - the church will be open for a few hours.

    Full details of times etc will be published nearer the time.