Welcome to the Parish of Broughton, Marton, and Thornton

We are three rural churches in the Ripon area of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, and under the extended Episcopal oversight of the Bishop of Wakefield.


Our Parish is located where the Pennine Way and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal cross each other. So we are a Parish that can boast that we are at the centre of the country, at the heart of the Church of England, and at the heart of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds.


Through the different styles of worship in each church, we aim to uphold the traditions of anglo-catholicism, and above all else to be places where you will find a warm welcome from fellow pilgrims on a journey of faith together.


Please look through each church page to explore what we offer to all those who come to visit.


Our Churches

All Saints' Church

We are the most rural of our three church communities, located between the two hamlets of Broughton and Elslack. Our peaceful setting is reflected in our regular worship centred around the Eucharist.

St Peter's Church

We are a community literally at the centre of the country! Our church is a few yards off the Pennine Way (the spine of England) where it crosses the Leeds–Liverpool Canal (crossing the middle of Britain).  Open 24/7.

St Mary's Church

All are welcome to our modern language Sunday service. So, whether you come to share Worship with us or you are on a pilgrimage to our Holy Well, – it received a FIVE STAR rating by the British Pilgrimage Trust – you will always be made welcome.