Coronavirus (COVID 19) News – March 2020

Following the instruction from the Prime Minister  Monday 23rd March 2020 we have sadly taken the decision to cancel all ‘Open church’ sessions for the foreseeable future and so church will remain closed. The clergy are currently working on a pastoral plan to keep in contact with our congregation and...

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Annual Spring Fair Saturday 14th March

Spring Fair At St Katharine’s Saturday 14th March   10am to 1pm In aid of church funds Prize Raffle – Chocolate Tombola  – Books – Cakes – Hand-made gifts and crafts Good-as-New – Flower planters Light Refreshments        ALL WELCOME  

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Events Group News March 2020

Saturday 14th March is the annual Spring Fair with various stalls, refreshments,  chocolate tombola, raffle, a bumper book stall and a good as new stall.  We need your help in filling those stalls and raising much needed funds to support St Katharine’s as there are bills on the horizon! If...

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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2020 – Team Found!

  Many thanks to all who came to the meeting last month to put together a new team of organisers for the Festival to be held on 4th and 5th of July following the retirement of the current group. Janet Fielding and Angela Stridgeon will lead a really strong, new...

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Fairtrade Fortnight 2020

24 February – 8 March 2020 The food on our tables, the tea and coffee in our mugs, all from farmers who toil, sweat and slog. However hard they work to provide the things we depend on, millions of farmers in developing countries aren’t paid what they deserve. Many are...

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World Day of Prayer 2020

World Day of Prayer Friday 6th March 2020 at St Katharine’s “Rise! Take your mat and walk” This used to be called the Women’s World Day of Prayer, but is now called the World Day of Prayer, to reflect the inclusion of all. This year it is being held at...

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Next Messy Church- March 2020

NEXT SESSION Saturday 28th March from 4-6pm at St Katharine’s. ALL WELCOME It’s FREE! Includes crafts, food and fun. Families welcome. (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)    

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All Lent News – Courses, Meditations, Boxes, Stations of the Cross

#LiveLent: Care for God’s Creation is the Church of England’s Lent Campaign for 2020. With weekly themes shaped around the first Genesis account of creation, it explores the urgent need for humans to value and protect the abundance God has created. This year’s #LiveLent challenge offers 40 short reflections and suggested...

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – 18th to 25th January 2020

  ‘Unusual kindness’ is the unusual name for this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The materials for the week have been prepared by the Christian churches in Malta and Gozo (Christians Together in Malta). ‘Unusual kindness’ is found in the book of Acts. The phrase refers to the...

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Thank You’s Received – January 2020

Revd Angela has received these letters from the NSPCC and FortAlice in response to the Toy Collection in December……. NSPCC – “Please accept our sincere thanks once again to yourself, your congregation and all those involved for the kind donation of toys and gifts to the NSPCC, they are most...

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