Operation Christmas Child 2015

Yes, it’s that time of year again!  Time to think about filling a shoebox to give a child in need a present for Christmas.  Judith Whalley will be coming to Blackrod to speak at the Parish Eucharist at 10am on Sunday 27th September about the Shoebox appeal – a wonderful...

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Urban Outreach packed lunches

1,000 meals a day!  Through Friends of St Katharine’s we have donated £100 to the Urban Outreach Appeal in Bolton to help to fund the provision of packed lunches during the summer holidays for children in Bolton who would normally receive free school meals.  They are aiming to provide 1,000...

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Flowers for Fellowship

No meeting in August  The next one will be on Friday 25th September at 2pm in the Upper Room. Further information from Anita Skinner 01204 691097

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Francis House Update

1990 saw the start of the Decade of Evangelism for the Manchester Diocese and a group of us travelled to the Free Trade Hall (now the Radisson Hotel) to celebrate. On every seat was an invitation to become a Friend in a Million to the Francis House Children’s Hospice in...

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Men’s Fellowship – George’s Annual Walk

Friday 14th August is the annual stretch of legs for members of the Men’s Fellowship and friends and anyone else who would like to come along.  Meet at church to leave at 6.30pm, bring your car and we can then take what we need. I am aiming to start the...

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Blackrod Stitch & Knit

  Wet, wet, wet! We had a lovely day out to Rufford Old Hall on 13th July, to see the Woollen Woods installation. The rain did not stop our tour of the Hall, and the wet woodlands did not deter our search for the knitted flowers, leaves, owls and gnomes...

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Events Group News

Coffee and Cake Don’t forget our monthly coffee morning on Saturday 22nd August – come and exchange your summer reading books, enjoy a toasted teacake with a brew and a chat, meet & greet – all free entry!!!  See you there between 10 and 12 – just drop in. An...

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Blackrod Community Walks – July 2015

Longworth Clough Walk – July 2015 A return to Longworth Clough in July. The previous time was October 2014 when there were few leaves and no flowers. This time the valley was in the full flush of summer. So much so that we needed a machete to get through some...

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