Admission to Communion and other Children news.

Admission to Communion If your child is in Year 3 or above and is interested in exploring, or wishes to be admitted to, communion before confirmation, please collect an information leaflet and registration form from a church warden or member of the leadership team. The information leaflet is available from...

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Blackrod Church School

What a wonderful week the end of term turned out to be as our grandson left Blackrod Church School for the final time. It was a roller-coaster of emotions as he sadly left primary school but also excitement for him as he enters a new era of his young life....

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Urban Outreach Bolton Packed Lunches

Urban Outreach Bolton Lunches  – coming to St Katharine’s this summer! Did you know? More than one in five school children are eligible for free school meals in Bolton due to low incomes – that’s 8,600 children! During the summer school holidays, these families face a six week struggle to...

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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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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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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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