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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Bell Tower work-update 2

THE BELLS, THE BELLS…. Our bells and their frames are on their way back from John Taylor and Co. in Loughborough and work commenced in July with the arrival of a large truck carrying the framework pieces all painted a lovely shade of red!  Below are some pictures of work...

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Events Group News

Million thanks to all who supported the annual Plant Sale – lovely hanging baskets and good strong plants which should withstand the wind and hail on a May day in Blackrod!!  £1100 sold – we now have to wait for the bill to see how much was raised for church...

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Blackrod Community Walks-Summer 2015

Tuesday 9th June—Haigh/Red Rock circular walk.  Meet at Suzanna’s Little Scotland at 10am to start the walk. Leader is David and Dilys on 07535571750 Tuesday 14th July— Longworth Clough and Charters Moss. Meet at St Katharine’s Church in Blackrod at 9:45 to consolidate transport and start at The Black Dog...

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Blackrod Community Walks-May 2015

Withnell Nature Reserve The sun shone down on the 15 walkers and Merlin the dog. We all met at the Hare & Hounds in Abbey Village. A little road walking turned into a path taking us over Withnell Moor. The gorse was in full bloom on the hillside and filled...

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Rota, Tombola, Hamper – HELP!

Planning has started for St Katharine’s contribution to the Scarecrow Festival and we would be very grateful for anything we can use on a tombola – the more the merrier!  We are also going to repeat the raffle format from last year when we did three hampers – one chocolate,...

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Welcome and Invitation Group

Our group, which is Jane Dibnah, Ray Ennion and David and Sylvia Gregory, would like to bring you up-to-date with our plans and innovations. New to the village – Last year, Jane took on the task of sending a welcome card and church magazine to people who had moved into...

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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2015

50 scarecrow enthusiasts met on 20th April to move the festival preparations along and 84 applications have been received to date.  We shall now start putting the programme together so it can be printed and the packs made up during May.  Please come along on Monday 8th June to collect...

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Christian Aid Week 10-16 May 2015

      Loko’s choice in life is simple: ‘If I can’t collect firewood, my children will die.’  Four times a week, in a remote corner of Ethiopia, Loko makes a back-breaking eight-hour trip to gather wood to sell.  Her shoes are so thin that thorns repeatedly pierce through to...

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