Ladies Who Lunch

Next month’s lunch date will be on Wednesday 26th April at The Chetham Arms, Chapeltown. Please ring Sylvia – 01204 468716 to book your place this month. Ladies Who Lunch meets once a month for lunch at various venues around the area. There’s a raffle and proceeds go to the...

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Blackrod History & Community Groups

Blackrod Community Group continue to meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the council offices at 10am and if you are interested in finding out more about the work they do please come along on Wednesday 5th April at the Council office. Blackrod History Group The talk in...

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WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER

  Thank you to everyone who supported the day of prayer in Blackrod.  We had a very good attendance this year, and though the weather was not very nice, it didn’t deter people from coming.  The service was very much appreciated. Thanks to all who took part, especially Ruth, our...

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BLACKROD COMMUNITY WALKERS – March 2017

  March – Haigh Hall and Lady Mabel’s Wood Again we were thwarted by the weather forecast. It said cloudy but it was raining when we gathered to walk from the Balcarres Arms at Haigh.  “Was it specially ordered?” asked one wag.  We set off down Copperas Lane towards Haigh...

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Scarecrows are Coming!

Every house should by now have received an application form for the Blackrod Scarecrow Festival which will take place on 1st and 2nd July and the slips were due to be sent in by Saturday 1st April. Remember we need to have at least 50 entries to make it all...

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Blackrod Community Walkers

Not sure if St. Valentine had anything to do with it but the sun shone brightly on us for our walk to Darwen Tower on February 14th.  After the howling gale of the weekend, there was just a light breeze as we walked. Starting at the Roddlesworth Information centre car...

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Blackrod House Group – Receiving Christ

Our house group begins again for Lent on Thursday 2nd March at 7.30 pm for 5 weeks at 5 Acresfield Close, Blackrod. We will be using a York course especially for Lent entitled “Receiving Christ”  It is written by Canon John Young.  Canon Simon Stanley will put the questions to...

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Lent Meditations – Food for Thought

This year’s Lent meditations are to be on the theme of “Food for Thought”.  They will be running each Wednesday in Lent starting on the 8th March and finishing on the 5th April. Fr Kevin and Revd Gill will be joining me in leading these meditations.  Refreshments will be served...

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