Christmas Services December 2015 at St Katharine’s Church

1st:       Community Carol singing and Lighting of the Christmas Tree @ 6.30pm (at the tree opposite the Library) 8th:        Popplewell Charity Service @ 10.45am 14th:     Rivington & Blackrod High School Carol Service @ 7.30pm 20th: Carol Service @ 3:00pm 24th: Christmas Eve 6.00pm  Crib Service with Nativity 11.45pm  Midnight Eucharist...

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Toy Sunday – 29th November 2015

TOY SUNDAY this year will take place on Advent Sunday—29th November. Our gifts for children at Christmas will again be donated to the NSPCC, and to the FORT ALICE home for families at risk. Please remember to bring toys and gifts unwrapped, and to think of the older children as...

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Remembrance Day in Blackrod

  Sunday 8th November 2014 2.15pm      Laying of Wreaths at the Cenotaph followed by Procession to St Katharine’s Church. 3.00pm      Remembrance Service at St Katharine’s Wednesday 11th November 11.00am     Firing of maroons at Blackrod Cenotaph, and unveiling of the sculpture designed by children from both the Blackrod schools working with...

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From the Clergy and Reader Team

Each Sunday, during the Parish Eucharist, our intercessions (prayers) are led by either the clergy or a lay person.  Our numbers are depleted in the current situation, and we are appealing to anyone who can offer to lead these prayers on behalf of the congregation. Anyone is welcome –  of...

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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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Mission Partnership Service Sunday 17th May

A coach trip nearer to home!  Sunday 17th May is the date of the annual Mission Partnership service and lunch when we meet together with our friends from the churches in Horwich.  As we shall be relying on help from the Horwich team in the short term until our future...

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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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Holy Week Services 2105

HOLY WEEK 2015 MONDAY- WEDNESDAY (30th March to 1st April) Holy Communion and Address 7.30 pm ‘People of the Passion’ – Judas, Peter and Mary MAUNDY THURSDAY (2nd April) Parish Eucharist 7.30 pm The Washing of the Feet, Stripping of the Altar and Vigil President and Preacher; Bishop Frank Sargeant...

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The Church school children sing for the Revd Canon Cooper

Please click on the link below to see the school’s Facebook post of the children singing for Roger at their celebration of his working life within the school community. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=323879414468831&set=vb.170324526490988&type=2&theater  

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A Thank You to all at St Katharine’s

With fondest love and prayers  We were both deeply touched and humbled on Sunday 15th February when so many people from throughout our time here in Blackrod came along to St Katharine’s Church to celebrate the Parish Eucharist.  Almost 25 years is a very long time to spend in one...

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