Blackrod Community Gardening Group

Blackrod’s Community Gardening Group are raising funds to buy more plants They will be holding a Tombola Stall on Sunday 1st July during the Scarecrow Festival, and would be grateful for donations of any items for the tombola – at least £1 in value please. If you can help please...

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Blackrod Community Walking Group – May 2018

Chapeltown Walk Fourteen of us gathered at the Chetham Arms car park in Chapeltown on a warm, bright sunny Tuesday morning in May.  The forecast said cloud later. Walking out from Chapeltown we walked up to cross the railway.  Here we passed some new houses built in a very upmarket...

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Help Wanted Please!

ABLE BODIES WANTED! Work party morning – Saturday 9th June Forget the gym, or jogging, come along for a FREE workout at St Katharine’s!  The work parties are held every three months normally and Saturday 9th June has been chosen for the next one As well as our usual quarterly...

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Easter Thank You’s!

Thank you …. …..to the clergy and volunteers for all their work with the Easter Experience and the children from the Primary schools. Also thank you to Garyth and the Choir and all those involved in the Holy Week services as well as the refreshment team for their hospitality during...

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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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