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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Remembrance in Blackrod 2018

  Hopefully you managed to attend some of the events organized in Blackrod for the week leading up to 11th November.  The Field Hospital set up at BSACC was fascinating, the play Flanders to Fish was very moving and the music by Wingates Band and singing by St Katharine’s very...

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Christmas Services at St Katharine’s 2018

There will be plenty of opportunity for everyone to “Follow the Star” at St Katharine’s this year.  All are welcome to any or all of the services including: Christingle on Sunday 9th December at 4.00pm. During the service we will light a Christingle candle and explore the symbolism of each...

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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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Christmas fair at St Katharine’s

Saturday 24th November 2018 10am to 1pm Lots of Stalls – Gifts – Books Crafts – Cakes – Tombola – Jarbola Something for Everyone! REFRESHMENTS Father Christmas will be arriving at 10.30am Free admission! PRIZE DRAW WITH CASH PRIZES  – £150, £100 and £50!   CHRISTMAS FAIR WISH LIST Please can you...

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Remembrance and Commemoration News

Commemoration of WW1 Hopefully you have been able to pick up a programme showing all the events which are happening in Blackrod between 3rd and 11th November to commemorate peace at the end of WW1.  A lot of the events are ticketed to help with catering and space, and some...

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Harvest Charity Collection 2018

  As you may know, each year St Katharine’s has a collection at Harvest Festival to support either a local or an “away” charity. This year the PCC have agreed to support an away charity – Sightsavers. This is an international organisation working to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the...

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