Confirmation 2018

This year’s Confirmation Service will be conducted by the Bishop of Bolton on Sunday 10th June 2018 at 3.30pm. If there are any young people in Year 6 or above who would like to be confirmed this year please come along to church and pick up an information sheet and...

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Easter Experience 2018

  This year St Katharine’s is planning to invite both schools in our village to an “Easter Experience”, looking at Easter in a different way. On Monday 26th March and Tuesday 27th March the church will be open for the children (time slots to be arranged) and I am looking...

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The Christingle Service

Christingle Service Sunday 10th December at 4.00pm at St Katharine’s Church. All welcome to this service during which we will light a Christingle candle and explore the symbolism of each element. * The orange represents the world * The red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ * The sweets...

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Blackrod Church School News

  Congratulations!! Encouraging children to read by using their local library has won Bolton Schools’ Library Service, Blackrod Library and Blackrod Church School a prestigious award honouring the region’s cultural stars. They scooped the ‘Library Partnership Award’ in the North West Cultural Education Achievement Awards. The event recognises organisations and...

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BLACKROD CHURCH SCHOOL GOVERNOR

Hazel Lord has been appointed as School Governor at Blackrod Anglican/ Methodist Church School, representing St Katharine’s Church.  Her role as school Governor includes social, moral and cultural aspects in the lives of children, Hazel also serves on St Katharine’s Parochial Church Council (PCC). Hazel was appointed as school Governor...

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The Children’s Poppy

I hope many of you have noticed the piece of commemorative art work that has appeared in the front of the cemetery gardens. This has been produced by the children in Year 6 at both of our primary schools who had the privilege to work with the artist Salina Somalya....

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Remembrance Day in Blackrod

  Sunday 8th November 2014 2.15pm      Laying of Wreaths at the Cenotaph followed by Procession to St Katharine’s Church. 3.00pm      Remembrance Service at St Katharine’s Wednesday 11th November 11.00am     Firing of maroons at Blackrod Cenotaph, and unveiling of the sculpture designed by children from both the Blackrod schools working with...

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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2015 -Updated again!

It was certainly a weekend of two halves!  Fabulous weather on Saturday with hoards of visitors sharing our annual community day and then came 3pm on Sunday!!! Gales and torrential rain made some very soggy scarecrows around the village.  However, not to be deterred,  by 6pm people came out again...

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