Deanery Synod Report

The first of the three annual meetings of the Synod was held at St Katharine’s on 2nd March, following an invitation to all to join us for the Stations of the Cross and the Eucharist beforehand. Several members from the Deanery did join us. The meeting began with an interesting...

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ELECTORAL ROLL OF ST KATHARINE’S, BLACKROD

For anyone wishing to have their names added to the Electoral Roll for St Katharine’s, Blackrod, the application forms are available in church.  If your name is already on the roll you need not re-apply. The Electoral Roll will be available for inspection in church, if you wish to check...

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The Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The 2016 meeting will take place on Sunday 24th April at 10.00 am during the Parish Eucharist in St Katharine’s Church. Elections will take place during the A.P.C.M. for the following: 15 Parochial Church Council  (PCC) members; 5 Deanery Synod members (including a member of the clergy) to also serve...

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Electoral Roll

Back in May, at the first meeting of the new PCC I was elected as the Electoral Roll Officer, following in the footsteps of Ruth Kellie and Brian McCabe. Both kindly passed on advice as to what is entailed in this role, and, having examined the Roll, changes have already...

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Mary Cooper

The Editorial committee, on behalf of the whole community of St Katharine’s, wishes to record its shock and deep sadness at the recent, untimely death of Mary. Mary was a true and generous friend to everybody in the parish, as well as being a loyal and hugely supportive vicar’s wife...

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Moving towards a Vicar.

We are fortunate to be in the situation of looking for a vicar, given the nationwide shortage of ordained Anglican clergy and we have begun to move forward with this process. The PCC, following guidelines from the Archdeacon of Bolton and other senior clergy and with prayer, has been working...

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Wednesday Holy Communion – CHANGE OF SERVICE

The Churchwardens and PCC have asked me to inform you that, after consultation with the retired clergy, a decision has reluctantly been taken to suspend the Wednesday evening Holy Communion service from the beginning of October. The last Wednesday evening service will therefore be 30th September but the provision of a mid-week evening service...

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PCC News

The new PCC committee was elected for 2015/16 as follows:   Lay Chair:                                         Brian McCabe Deputy Lay Chair:                            Chris Skinner Secretary:                                         Janet Milward Treasurer:                                         Jean Hibbert Deputy treasurer:                             Bob Chapman...

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A letter from your PCC – We need your help

Your PCC is composed of the Churchwardens (Margaret Ryding and Rob Sharp) 4 Deanery Synod members (Brian McCabe, Barbara Worsley, Margaret Ryding and Ruth Kellie) 3 Financial Officers (Jean Hibbert, Bob Chapman and Chris Skinner) and the PCC Secretary (Janet Milward) all these people are ‘ex officio’- they are members...

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THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING  (A.P.C.M.)

  The 2015 meeting will take place on Sunday 26th April at 10.00 am during the Parish Eucharist in St Katharine’s Church.   Elections will take place during the A.P.C.M. for the following: 15 Parochial Church Council  (PCC) members; 7 Deanery Synod members to also serve on the Parochial Church...

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