From the Clergy – June 2017

The Vicar Writes…… I would like to express my thanks to all of you who work so hard to make this a fabulous church which is worth joining.  President Trump has just completed 100 days in office.  I have almost completed 200 days in office, and I know which office...

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Thoughts for June 2017 from Sal Keegan

INFLUENCES IN LIFE How things have changed since I was born in 1936.  I can remember clearly from 1939 my maternal grandparents being a big part of my life.  Grandpa Carter retired when I was born and came to take me out every day but I didn’t realise at the...

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Thoughts for May from Sheila Kinrade

A Warm Welcome As I write this piece I am enjoying the sunshine and the warmth of the sun in the south of Spain.  Having been to church in Ahaurin el Grande on Sunday I was struck there by the warmth of welcome, not just to me, but other ‘swallows’...

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From the Clergy – April 2017

The Vicar writes…. Dear Friends, Well it may not feel like it but Spring is here!  We’ve had some tantalising days giving a hint of what’s to come or what we’d like to come.  Sunny skies, birds singing, spring flowers and the shrubs and trees coming into leaf.  It’s a...

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Thoughts for April from Valerie Marron

Sunshine, Sea, Sand and more, in Ibiza In the very late 1960s, a group of four young ladies joined the cosmetic department in Lewis’s, Liverpool.  At that time they had no idea they would become lifelong friends, creating opportunities to learn, laugh and, through thick and thin, be there for...

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From the Clergy – March 2017

Dear Friends, The signs of Spring are finally making an appearance; snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils even, and the days are getting longer and Lent is almost upon us.  It always seemed odd to me that Lent is the old English word for Spring.  Lent is a penitential season whereas Spring is...

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Thought for the Month – March 2017

Where do you put the accent? Thoughts for March from David Gregory Have you ever cocked an ear to the many different spoken accents within our own congregation here at St Katharine’s?  To be sure, the most widely heard will be Blackrodian, the wattle and daub of our local community...

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Thought for the Month- February 2017

Manners Maketh Man Thoughts for February from Bob Chapman After Christmas, you might have noticed a great deal of broadcast media chit-chat, regarding how to react to those less than adored gifts.  The caring/thinking section of the respondents phoning in to such programmes felt that to accept the ‘iffy offerings’,...

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Thought for the Month – January 2017

New Strengths and New Paths Thoughts for January from Rob Sharp And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into...

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From the Clergy – January 2017

The Vicar Writes… Dear Friends, The beginning of my ministry in Blackrod has been a whirl of activity from All Saints and All Souls at the end of October, Remembrance Sunday and the start of Advent in November, and building up all the way through December to Christmas.  It would...

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