Bell Ringing Trip to Liverpool

On Saturday 17th March, ringers from St Katharine’s church joined other ringers from the Bolton branch of the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers on a ringing trip to Liverpool. Departing from the final pick-up point at Bolton Parish Church, the group headed off by minibus for the M62. The first...

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Blackrod Community Walkers – April 2018

Hulton Estate & Cutacre Country Park On a wet, miserable morning an amazing 17 people turned up for the walk. We met outside a house on Manchester Road which is adorned with red heart-shaped plaques, a reminder that the land we were about to set foot on is under threat...

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Confirmation 2018

CONFIRMATION 2018 Congratulations to our five young people – Sam Meighan, Sam Hibbert, Niall Astley, Will Ashworth and Daniel Seed, on their confirmation at St Bartholomew’s, on Sunday 10th June. It was a wonderfully joyful and moving occasion as our five young people, along with 21 others from the team,...

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Scarecrow Festival News – August 2018

  Well the sun shone and we all had a wonderful time!!  Another Scarecrow Festival has happened bringing visitors to our village and smiling faces to our streets.  Thank you to all who helped in any way at any time over the weekend and to all those who stepped up...

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Ladies who Lunch – April 2018

On Wednesday 18th April at The Laurels at Charnock Ladies Who Lunch meets once a month for  lunch at various venues around the area. Meet new friends, have a chat, enjoy a good meal. Transport can be provided from Blackrod.  Why not join us?  There’s a raffle and proceeds go to...

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Welcome to Sophie

Congratulations to Sophie who is the first person to be admitted to Communion before Confirmation at St Katharine’s. Good wishes for the future Sophie.  

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BLACKROD COMMUNITY WALKING GROUP

A Circular Walk from Little Scotland to Haigh For the March walk we met at our lunch venue, The Goose and Gander Restaurant, Little Scotland. Very kindly they allowed us to use their car park. Fortunately by the time we started it had stopped drizzling with the expectation of improving...

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Sunday School Nativity 2017

This year, we decided that rather than dress up and act out the Christmas story, we would make a representation of the story ourselves. Given a choice of Lego, junk, modelling clay, paper chains and tissue paper, we chose to build each scene using Lego, supported by Plasticine. We also used...

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