Knitting for Charity

  I recently came across a small group of knitters linked to All Saints Church, Preston, who hope to practically show the love of God by knitting for projects in poor countries of the world. They call themselves Knit ‘n’ Send, and have personal links with a midwife in Kisiizi...

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Blackrod Community Walking Group June 2019

  Hoghton Tower and Bottoms walk   Although the weather didn’t look promising, 14 intrepid walkers set out from The Royal Oak pub at Riley Green.  We were immediately diverted round a field that had been left fallow, but this allowed us to get a good look at Hoghton Tower....

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Confirmations 2019

The Confirmation Service took place on Sunday 19th May at St John’s Church, Wingates, with the Bishop of Bolton. Please keep in your prayers the young people and adults from St Katharine’s who have been confirmed this year….. George Hibbert Jack Smith Louis Royal Hannah Broderick Susan Taylor   And...

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Can you Knit? We need your help!

  Help us to decorate Blackrod with yarn bombing – brighten up the village for the Scarecrow Festival with brightly coloured bits of knitting. Join in and have some fun – just knit a strip or a square and bring it along to Stitch & Knit group before Monday 1st...

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Ladies who Lunch – June 2019

Wednesday 12th June  at The Italian Orchard, Broughton   The next lunch out will be on Wednesday 12th June when we shall be eating at the Italian Orchard, Broughton. 20 guests are as many as we can transport and organize and the list is nearly full. However, if you would...

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Senior Moment Film Club – June 2019

Showing “Florence Foster Jenkins” Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant   On Tuesday 4th June at 2.00pm in the Upper Room at St Katharine’s Church   Tickets for afternoon tea £3 each from church office or contact Valerie on 01204 456619  

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Youth News & Messy Church – August 2019

Sunday School News On the 23rd of June we had the commissioning of leaders and book presentation to Sunday school children and also the presentation to Jane Astley of a card and gift for her services to Sunday school for about 10 years. That’s a long time to be involved...

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BL Lunches August 2019 – Can You Help?

BL Lunches 2019 St Katharine’s is a collection point for the BL Lunches scheme this summer. The scheme, organised by Bolton Urban Outreach, provides a packed lunch for children eligible for Free School Meals during the six weeks of the school holidays. There is not much involved, the lunches are...

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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2019…and Finally!

Well, what a Scarecrow Festival we had – it was truly memorable once again and Blackrod folk did us proud. The thought, ideas and energy that went into creating the festival this year was amazing and the scarecrows started emerging on to the streets after a bit of early rain....

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