Blackrod Scarecrow Festival Photographic Competition 2016

The presentation to the winners of the Blackrod Scarecrow Festival Photographic Competition has taken place in Blackrod Library and many congratulations to all three winners.  The adult winner was Patrick Morley, second was Michelle Hulme and our Junior winner was Kara Fallows who all received tokens to spend at Mathers...

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It’s Shoebox Time Again!

It’s shoebox time again!   Your response to this worthy cause has been excellent in the past, and we look forward to another bumper year.  You will find empty boxes available in church for a small donation of £1.00 (or you could cover your own box; shoe, not boot size please),...

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Remembrance Day in Blackrod 2016

Friday 11th November  11.00am  Firing of Maroons and Service at Blackrod Cenotaph Sunday 13th November 2016 2.15pm  Laying of Wreaths at Blackrod Cenotaph followed by  Procession to St Katharine’s Church 3.00pm  Remembrance Service at St Katharine’s Church        

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Christmas Fair

St Katharine’s Christmas Fair Saturday 26th November 2016 10am to 1pm Lots of Stalls: Gifts – Books – Crafts – Cakes Tombola – Something for Everyone!  Father Christmas will be arriving at 10.30am Free admission!  REFRESHMENTS, PRIZE DRAW WITH CASH PRIZES!  Everyone Welcome  

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FOSK – Superhero and Princess Party

There will be a children’s afternoon in November at Hilltops.  It will take place on Sunday 20th November from 3pm to 5pm.  We will be advertising this very soon so watch out for details!  The theme is Super Heroes and there will be games and guest appearances from some much-loved children’s characters,...

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The Installation of the Revd Angela Wynne

A Welcome and A Licensing The evening of Thursday 13th October found St Katharine’s full of people from the village, from Westhoughton, Wingates, Daisy Hill and from the Deane Deanery, as well as others from other dioceses, some far afield.  We were there to welcome the Reverend Angela Wynne and...

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WELCOME TO THE REVD ANGELA WYNNE

The new Vicar, the Revd Angela Wynne, will be introduced to Blackrod on Thursday 13th October at the Installation Service at St Katharine’s. Everyone is welcome to this service and it is hoped that many of the regular congregation will be there. The Service will start at 7.30pm but in...

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Harvest Charity 2016 -WaterAid

This is Akol Catherine, she has safe water in her village in Uganda, meaning she can grow vegetables for her family. Her children go to school, have full bellies, and lots of energy to play and learn. WaterAid’s Harvest Appeal aims to help rural communities in countries like Uganda, where...

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Coffee Mornings and Luncheon Club!

Coffee Morning for McMillan cancer support on Saturday 1st October from 12 til 2 at the Hilltops.  This is for all you lovely people who work or are at college that can’t make Thursday so could you all please dig deep, get baking and support such a worthy cause. There...

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Friends of St Katharine’s (FOSK)

We have taken delivery of another seven pew cushions so more people are sitting comfortably.  Many thanks to the people who have donated to the cost of them, and to Senior Moments for their very welcome contribution.   We are organising a children’s afternoon in November at Hilltops.  It will...

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