FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT -25 February to 10 March 2019

What is Fairtrade Fortnight? For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year...

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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival News 2019

The Scarecrow Festival will be celebrated over the weekend 6th and 7th July so thinking caps on!! Registration forms have been returned and there are 116 to date. Thank you for all your support but with so many we would appreciate some help to make it all happen. If you...

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Lenten News and Events 2019

Lent Pilgrim – Easter Pilgrim The Church of England’s 2019 Lent and Easter campaigns will take followers from the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, through to Easter with the LentPilgrim reflections, and on from Easter Day to Ascension Day with EasterPilgrim reflections. You can follow the Lent campaign on-line...

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Senior Moments Film Club – March 2019

Showing “The Greatest Showman”  starring Hugh Jackman.  On Tuesday 5th March at 2.00pm in the Upper Room at St Katharine’s Church. Tickets for afternoon tea £3 each from church office or contact Valerie on 01204 456619  

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Spring Fair March 2019

Spring Fair ALL WELCOME At St Katharine’s Saturday 16th March   10am to 1pm In aid of church funds Prize Raffle – Chocolate Tombola  – Books – Flamingo Cards – Jewellery – Cakes Hand-made gifts – Forever Living Products – Good-as-New – Flower planters Light Refreshments          

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SONGS OF PRAISE IN BOLTON

BBC Songs of Praise will be filming ‘Congregational Singing’ and the ‘Young Choirs Festival’ at Victoria Hall, Bolton on the weekend of 8th to 10th March. Victoria Hall are aiming to fill the hall with as many people as possible on the 3 dates: Friday 8th March, 6-30pm: Congregational Sing (The congregation will...

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WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 1st March 2019

  (A WOMEN LED, GLOBAL, ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT) “Come – Everything is Ready!” Everything is ready and the invitation is for everyone – men, women and children of all ages to join this World Day of Prayer*. The women of Slovenia, one of the smallest and youngest countries in Europe, have...

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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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