Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2015 -Updated again!

It was certainly a weekend of two halves!  Fabulous weather on Saturday with hoards of visitors sharing our annual community day and then came 3pm on Sunday!!! Gales and torrential rain made some very soggy scarecrows around the village.  However, not to be deterred,  by 6pm people came out again...

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Events Group News

Million thanks to all who supported the annual Plant Sale – lovely hanging baskets and good strong plants which should withstand the wind and hail on a May day in Blackrod!!  £1100 sold – we now have to wait for the bill to see how much was raised for church...

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Rota, Tombola, Hamper – HELP!

Planning has started for St Katharine’s contribution to the Scarecrow Festival and we would be very grateful for anything we can use on a tombola – the more the merrier!  We are also going to repeat the raffle format from last year when we did three hampers – one chocolate,...

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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2015

50 scarecrow enthusiasts met on 20th April to move the festival preparations along and 84 applications have been received to date.  We shall now start putting the programme together so it can be printed and the packs made up during May.  Please come along on Monday 8th June to collect...

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Christian Aid Week 10-16 May 2015

      Loko’s choice in life is simple: ‘If I can’t collect firewood, my children will die.’  Four times a week, in a remote corner of Ethiopia, Loko makes a back-breaking eight-hour trip to gather wood to sell.  Her shoes are so thin that thorns repeatedly pierce through to...

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2015 Scarecrow Festival

The first get-together of anyone wishing to exhibit a scarecrow, offer to help with any of the jobs or just find out more will be held on Monday 20th April in St Katharine’s Church at 7.30pm The application forms will be with you very soon and we hope you are...

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Ladies who Lunch

Ladies who Lunch are dining out in April! We are visiting the Paddock Restaurant, Derby House, in Wrightington on Wednesday, 29th April.  If anyone would like to join us please give your name to Janet Milward as soon as possible. Transport will be provided.  

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Mission Partnership Service Sunday 17th May

A coach trip nearer to home!  Sunday 17th May is the date of the annual Mission Partnership service and lunch when we meet together with our friends from the churches in Horwich.  As we shall be relying on help from the Horwich team in the short term until our future...

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