Blackrod Community Walkers

Houghton Bottoms Walk 15 of us set off in dry, sunny conditions from the Royal Oak at Riley Green & headed for Houghton Tower behind the pub through the fields. Following the signed footpath round the woods, we crossed the Preston/Blackburn railway line & headed down to Houghton Bottoms.  First...

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Ladies who Lunch June 2018

On Wednesday 13th June at Goose & Gander, Blackrod Ladies Who Lunch meets once a month for lunch at various venues around the area. Meet new friends, have a chat, enjoy a good meal. Transport can be provided from Blackrod.  Why not join us?  There’s a raffle and proceeds go to...

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Rivington Festival & Activity Weekend

Family Fun and Fundraising Events for Rivington Terraced Gardens Starting off with a “Taste of Rivington” – Thursday 31 May 2018 At Spring Cottage, Rivington.  7pm to 11pm.  An evening of Food, Bar, Music and Activities.  Tickets £25 each from rtg@groundwork.org.uk  01942 821444   Throughout the weekend a variety of...

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Help Wanted Please!

ABLE BODIES WANTED! Work party morning – Saturday 9th June Forget the gym, or jogging, come along for a FREE workout at St Katharine’s!  The work parties are held every three months normally and Saturday 9th June has been chosen for the next one As well as our usual quarterly...

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Annual Plant sale and Coffee Morning

May Blossoms! Sale of Plants Saturday 12th May from 10.00am until 1:00pm in church Hanging Baskets and Bedding Plants Our monthly coffee morning is combined with the annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday 13th May – come early and you’ll have lots of choice – starts at 10am on...

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Christian Aid Week 13th to 19th May 2018

For over 70 years Christian Aid has been helping change the lives of people living in poverty.  It’s essential that this work continues until the aim is achieved.  Please help by supporting the door to door collections during Christian Aid Week.  If you have not been involved previously and would...

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Confirmation 2018

CONFIRMATION 2018 Congratulations to our five young people – Sam Meighan, Sam Hibbert, Niall Astley, Will Ashworth and Daniel Seed, on their confirmation at St Bartholomew’s, on Sunday 10th June. It was a wonderfully joyful and moving occasion as our five young people, along with 21 others from the team,...

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Scarecrow Festival News – August 2018

  Well the sun shone and we all had a wonderful time!!  Another Scarecrow Festival has happened bringing visitors to our village and smiling faces to our streets.  Thank you to all who helped in any way at any time over the weekend and to all those who stepped up...

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