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From the Churchwardens…..

We are pleased to announce the new Blackrod, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton and Wingates team ministry will legally come into existence on Thursday 1st. September.

The Revd Canon Dr Chris Bracegirdle will be Team Rector and incumbent of the benefice, with responsibilities at St  Bartholomew and St George, Westhoughton.

The Revd Angela Wynne, upon installation, will hold responsibilities for St Katharine, Blackrod, and St Thomas, Chequerbent.

The Revd Gareth Thomas will hold responsibilities for for St James, Daisy Hill, and St John, Wingates.

The Revd Angela will be installed as Priest in Charge at St Katharine’s Church on Thursday 13th October at 7.30pm.  More details in next month’s magazine.

To mark the start of the new Team Ministry, a Eucharist will be held at St Bartholomew’s on Tuesday 1st November (All Saints Day ) at 7.30pm.  It would provide a perfect opportunity for congregations across the team to meet each other.  More details later.

Robin Sharp and Margaret Ryding, Church Wardens