Putting the churchyard to bed!

  It’s that time of year again when we have to make sure all the pathways are clear and the churchyard is tidy.  If you can spare and hour or so on Saturday 21st October it would be appreciated. The coffee morning will be running so chance for tea and...

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Shoebox Appeal 2017

  It’s shoebox time again!  Your response to this worthy cause has been excellent in the past, and we look forward to another bumper year You will find empty printed ‘GO’ boxes available in church for a small donation of £1.00 (or you could cover your own box; shoe, not...

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Five, we mean, six Peaks Challenge!

  Back in April 2016 our world was turned upside down when we lost our Dad to complications caused by diabetes and sepsis.  He was in intensive care for less than 48 hours when we had the devastating news that there was nothing more they could do.  At first, we...

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Baptism Matters Training Courses

“GROWING YOUNGER” – GOOD PRACTICE AND SHARED LEARNING FOR PARISHES   If you would be interested in attending any of these courses please book with Helen Tyler on 0161 828 1436 or email on helentyler@manchester.anglican.org.uk BAPTISM MATTERS Thursday 21st September 2017  10-1pm at Church House. How can we build on...

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The Blackrod Educational Trust

The Blackrod Educational Trust (Registered by the Charity Commissioners No 526200) The Trustees, having regard to the promotion of Education, invite applications from those wishing to be considered for an award under the Trust. Single applicants must be under 25 years of age, be resident in the Parish of Blackrod and...

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SNUG AS A BUG Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme is desperately short of bedding.  They say …… “We have very few bedding sets left and need single bedding, sheets, duvets, duvet covers and pillows and pillow cases.  The young people who are homeless come to us with little or no...

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Vicars’ List, Noticeboards and Buttresses

Many thanks to Phil Parker who very kindly responded to the plea for a calligrapher to add Angela’s name to our list of Vicars at St Katharine’s since 1300.  Thank you once again Phil for coming to our rescue!  If you have a bit of time in church to look...

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Blackrod Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Household Survey will be delivered to residents around the end of June so please watch your post as this is very important for Blackrod’s future development. Whether you consider yourself to have a housing need or not, the information you can provide in the Survey is important in helping...

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Rhapsody News

The Big Sing 2017 an evening with Rhapsody Community Choir and guests on Friday June 23. At Adlington Community Centre Tickets again are £8.00 and can be ordered via the internet ticketsource.co.uk/rhapsody or from Heather (693609). This is always a fun evening, with a great atmosphere. So come along and...

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SCOT LONERS 9th Annual Reunion

Sunday 28th May 2017 at The Poacher, Scot Lane 1.30pm onwards  Come and join John, Joe, Peter and David Green and many others for the afternoon If you have any connection with the area come and join us for a few drinks, a bite to eat and a few reminiscences.  

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