The Potteries Trip

On the 17th of November last year a group of 24 ladies attended a pottery trip to Stoke-on-Trent. Our first stop was at Wedgwood and Royal Doulton; here there were lots of major brands including Waterford, Royal Albert and beautiful crystal all at reasonably low prices. Next stop was Portmeirion...

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A short history of the Popplewell Charity

  If you enter St Katharine’s Church and turn left into the room at the base of the Tower you will see two large painted wooden tablets attached to the wall. These tell the story of how the Popplewell Charity first began. In the early 1800’s, Mr. John Popplewell was...

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CHURCH FOR A DIFFERENT WORLD AWARDS

Jean Hibbert, Sylvia Gregory, Margaret Sumner, Joanna and Natalie Sweet were invited to an evening get-together at Bishopscourt to meet with the Bishop and other award winners. Jean says:  “Some 13 years ago the Events Group at St Katharine’s asked the good people of Blackrod if they wanted to stage...

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Putting the churchyard to bed!

  It’s that time of year again when we have to make sure all the pathways are clear and the churchyard is tidy.  If you can spare and hour or so on Saturday 21st October it would be appreciated. The coffee morning will be running so chance for tea and...

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FOSK – Afternoon Delight!

Well who’d have believed we would have such a lovely afternoon? Saturday morning was a washout, lunchtime it was still pouring!  At about 1.30 the rain stopped, the tables and chairs were dried off even though we didn’t think for one minute that it had finished raining, 1.45 – a...

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Elaine’s Coach Trip

The date for your diary is Saturday 20th May and the destination is Cartmel and the Priory, stopping on the way for coffee at Carnforth Railway Station (the setting for the film “Brief Encounter”).  The coach leaves from St Katharine’s at 9am and returns about 6pm.  The cost is £11...

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