Christmas Events and News for Children

TOY SERVICE – Advent Sunday 1st December Our gifts for children at Christmas will again be donated to the NSPCC, and to the FortAlice home for families at risk.  Toys should be new and unwrapped (so the organisers at NSPCC and Fortalice know what it is). Wrapping paper is also...

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Blackrod Community Walks  –  Haigh Hall  Circular

As our walks now always seem to start from our lunch destination we thought we should keep up the tradition. Our meeting point this month was the car park of The Balcarres Arms at Haigh. Everyone arrived wearing full waterproofs due to the weather earlier in the morning being dreadful....

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Can You Help? Collections for Christmas 2019

TOY SERVICE – Advent Sunday 1st December Our gifts for children at Christmas will again be donated to the NSPCC, and to the FortAlice home for families at risk.  Toys should be new and unwrapped (so the organisers at NSPCC and Fortalice know what it is). Wrapping paper is also...

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SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2019 REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENTS

  2.00pm – Assemble at Blackrod Cemetery for Act of Remembrance. Service at the Blackrod Cenotaph, and Laying of Wreaths followed by procession to St Katharine’s Church 3.00pm Service of Remembrance at St Katharine’s. Followed by refreshments.      

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Church Open For Prayer

Wednesday 13th November at 2.00pm Wednesday 9th October saw the first monthly afternoon slot for the church to be open for prayer.  October was around ‘Freedom Day’ focusing on modern day slavery and human trafficking. Wednesday 13th November has a theme of ‘Remembrance’ and we will be praying for those...

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Christmas Fair 2019

Christmas Fair at St Katharine’s Saturday 23rd November 2019 10am to 1pm Lots of Stalls – Gifts – Cards Jewellery – Crafts – Cakes – Jarbola Bulbs & Grave Pots – Tombola Toys – Mulled Wine & Gaelic Coffee Something for Everyone! REFRESHMENTS                     Father Christmas will be arriving about...

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Open Church on Wednesdays

  You may have had a chance to read my clergy letter in July’s church magazine. This article is a follow up to it: More than 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade there are still an estimated 40.3 million men, women and children trapped in modern slavery,...

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Open Church – Wednesday 9th October 2019

  You may have had a chance to read my clergy letter in July’s church magazine. This article is a follow up to it: More than 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade there are still an estimated 40.3 million men, women and children trapped in modern slavery,...

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Peal Board Dedication

  As I’m sure you know we have a brilliant team of bellringers at St Katharine’s and to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018 they rang a peal from our church tower.  This is a very complicated and disciplined operation which has strict rules, and to commemorate their...

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More than Sunday

The Manchester Diocese has launched #MoreThanSunday. It’s a lay-led project that focuses on all that we do as followers of Jesus that doesn’t require a special calling. It will offer ideas and challenges about how we can live out our faith and deepen our discipleship across all seven days of...

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