Blackrod History Group

Blackrod Local History Group have made a great start and have enjoyed some interesting speakers. On  Thursday 15th September our Churchwarden Rob Sharp will take those interested on a tour of St Katharine’s Church.  You are all very welcome – just turn up. If you would like to know more...

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Events Group News – Oct 2017

The National Heritage Day in September was a great success and about 150 people visited St Katharine’s to enjoy all the information and photographs we had on display, as well as our beautiful stained glass and carvings which were greatly admired.  The bells were rung at various times of the...

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OPEN TOWER DAY – Bellringers we need you!

Come along to the Open Tower Day on Saturday 10th September St Katharine’s depends on help from our friends at Holy Trinity to ring on Sunday mornings but this will end when our service time changes in September as the Sunday service times will then be the same as theirs....

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Ladies Who Lunch – August 2016

Wednesday 24th August 2016 at Owens Restaurant & Bar, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AL 3 course lunch £12.95 or a la carte available Transport provided from Blackrod (11.15am) Book a place with Janet Milward (01204 699503)  

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Last Night of the Proms with The Middleton Band

On Saturday 24th September 2016 at 7:30pm at St Katharine’s Church, Blackrod. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets £8 each (not £7 as advertised) Price to include refreshments. Fancy Dress optional, hooters, flags and hats welcome!

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Forget Me Not

The Blackrod men who gave their lives in the First World War The research carried out by members of Blackrod Community Group during the writing of this wonderful book has revealed a further 22 Blackrod born soldiers whose names do not appear on our village war memorial.  These names have...

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Ladies who Lunch – July 2016

Wednesday 13th July at  Curley’s Dining Rooms, Horwich Meet at 12 noon. Transport can be provided from Blackrod. Contact Janet Milward for further details 01204 699503  

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10th BLACKROD SCARECROW FESTIVAL 2ND & 3RD JULY 2016

    Hurricane force winds and lashing rain heralded the 10th Festival on 2nd July but undaunted the scarecrow makers of Blackrod were out in force and by lunchtime the weather had settled down and Blackrod welcomed hundreds of visitors to explore the fantastic creations around the village. If you...

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Musings from the Retirement Service for Bishop Chris

Bolton Parish Church May 15th 2016 Is there a collective noun for bishops I wonder?  Sitting with the small contingent representing St Katharine’s in a packed St Peters Parish church, we were at the north side of the church where the procession at the start of the service entered, and...

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St Katharine’s Monthly Flower Group

The next meeting of the St Katharine’s Monthly Flower Club will be on Friday 27th May at 2pm in the Upper Room at St Katharine’s £3 to include refreshments Each month there will be a demonstration or workshop Any profits will go to church funds. Why not join us for fellowship and...

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