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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Thought for the Month – Dec 2016

IN THE BEGINNING….. Thoughts for December from Jane Dibnah JOHN 1: 1-5. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been...

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From the Clergy – Dec 2016

The Vicar writes…….. Dear Friends We are looking forward to celebrating our first Christmas in our new home.  Being home for Christmas is important for most people and I expect some of you are either returning home to be with your families or getting ready to welcome your families’ home....

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Thought for the Month – November 2016

A few years ago my sister was looking for sponsorship for a journey that would take her from Poland to Harrow in Hertfordshire.  No ordinary journey this…no, my sister, Dom, has MS and is a wheelchair user.  The building where her weekly physio takes place was in dire need of...

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