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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Messy Church January 2020

Messy Church at Christmas 2019! Children (and adults) enjoyed a festive Messy Church session in December – making stars, angels, biscuits and all things Christmassy, with a festive buffet to follow. Many thanks to Angela, Sylvia, Margaret, Ruth, Doreen, and all the team for their hard work. Messy Church is...

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Baaaa!  FIND THE FLOCK

  There’s still time to have a go at the search for the sheep lost in Blackrod. Based on the story of the Good Shepherd, 10 sheep are out and about in shops and public places in Blackrod. We have read in the Bible many times how Jesus is the...

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HARVEST CHARITY – 2019

The Woodland Trust, Smithills Estate A big thank you to everyone who donated to the Harvest Collection this year. A total of £440 has been sent to the Woodland Trust to support the work in progress at the Smithills Estate. And thank you to all those who volunteered to plant...

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Church Open for Prayer

  Wednesday 4th December at 2.00pm The Open Church on Wednesday 4th December will have the theme of “Homelessness”. Prayer packs will be available if you wish, along with music and refreshments alongside prayer slots by the clergy every 20mins.  Please come along and join us. The Wednesdays will continue...

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Follow the Star 2019

The Church of England’s Christmas message this year is “Follow the Star”.     “Christmas is a time for generosity. The gifts we give do not have to be expensive or extravagant – sometimes the gift of time spent with a neighbour or a smile at someone we see on the...

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Christmas Events and News for Children

TOY SERVICE – Advent Sunday 1st December Our gifts for children at Christmas will again be donated to the NSPCC, and to the FortAlice home for families at risk.  Toys should be new and unwrapped (so the organisers at NSPCC and Fortalice know what it is). Wrapping paper is also...

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Blackrod Community Walks  –  Haigh Hall  Circular

As our walks now always seem to start from our lunch destination we thought we should keep up the tradition. Our meeting point this month was the car park of The Balcarres Arms at Haigh. Everyone arrived wearing full waterproofs due to the weather earlier in the morning being dreadful....

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Can You Help? Collections for Christmas 2019

TOY SERVICE – Advent Sunday 1st December Our gifts for children at Christmas will again be donated to the NSPCC, and to the FortAlice home for families at risk.  Toys should be new and unwrapped (so the organisers at NSPCC and Fortalice know what it is). Wrapping paper is also...

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