Messy Church January 2020

Messy Church at Christmas 2019! Children (and adults) enjoyed a festive Messy Church session in December – making stars, angels, biscuits and all things Christmassy, with a festive buffet to follow. Many thanks to Angela, Sylvia, Margaret, Ruth, Doreen, and all the team for their hard work. Messy Church is...

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Sunday School News and ‘Finding the Flock’ Advent 2019

Finding the Flock – our hunt during Advent seemed to go well as children and adults looked for 10 lost sheep around the village, and four Good Shepherds managed to find them all! The lucky “winners” were: Nathanial Richards, Aaron Kinrade, Eva and Daisy Gilmore – congratulations to you all...

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Blackrod Community Walking Group – Dec 2019

A Drizzly December day out to Lever Park On a slightly drizzly but not so cold Tuesday morning in December, there were 14 of us gathered for our monthly Community walk. Being the season, some were attired in Christmas hats and jumpers, and some were bah humbug… We set off...

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HARVEST CHARITY – 2019

The Woodland Trust, Smithills Estate A big thank you to everyone who donated to the Harvest Collection this year. A total of £440 has been sent to the Woodland Trust to support the work in progress at the Smithills Estate. And thank you to all those who volunteered to plant...

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Church Open for Prayer

  Wednesday 4th December at 2.00pm The Open Church on Wednesday 4th December will have the theme of “Homelessness”. Prayer packs will be available if you wish, along with music and refreshments alongside prayer slots by the clergy every 20mins.  Please come along and join us. The Wednesdays will continue...

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Follow the Star 2019

The Church of England’s Christmas message this year is “Follow the Star”.     “Christmas is a time for generosity. The gifts we give do not have to be expensive or extravagant – sometimes the gift of time spent with a neighbour or a smile at someone we see on the...

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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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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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