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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THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING  (APCM)

  The 2018 annual meeting will take place on Sunday 22nd April at 11.00 am during the Parish Eucharist in St Katharine’s Church. Elections will take place during the A.P.C.M. for the following: Two Churchwardens 12 Parochial Church Council  (PCC) members; 5 Deanery Synod members (including a member of the...

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The Easter Experience 2018

The Easter Experience At Saint Katharine’s this year’s Holy Week services are every evening at 7.30pm in church.  Each night we will explore a different experience of Easter using our senses.  Smell, touch, and feel Easter in a different way. What will be the impact of the Easter message on...

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Clergy News…Farewells and Hellos

Farewell to Team Rector The Farewell Service for Revd Canon Dr Chris Bracegirdle will be on Sunday 25th March, at 3pm at St Bartholomew’s. Chris’s final services in the Westhoughton team will be on Easter Day. Welcome to David We are pleased to welcome David Cieszynski to St Katharine’s for a...

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Women’s World Day of Prayer 2018

  Friday 2nd March 2018 “All God’s creation is very good”  On Friday 2nd March, we shall be holding our annual service at St Katharine’s Church at 2.30pm followed by light refreshments.. Everyone is welcome to attend the service. Pat Zukowskj,  Blackrod Co-ordinator. A bit about the Day of Prayer……....

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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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Crucifer and Acolytes

Here at St Katharine’s Church in Blackrod we have a long history of Lay involvement at the Altar in our Sunday Eucharistic Services. We have an Organist, and a Choir, we have Readers and Intercessors, we have Lay Assistants for Communion. We also have a Crucifer and two Acolytes. It...

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TOY SERVICE

  Advent Sunday 3rd December at 11.00am   Our gifts for children at Christmas will again be donated to the NSPCC, and to the FortAlice home for families at risk. Toys should be new and unwrapped (so the organisers at NSPCC and Fortalice know what it is).  Wrapping paper is also...

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Christmas Services 2017

 Sunday  3rd December 2017 11.00am    The Parish Eucharist and Toy Service Tuesday 5th December 2017 6.30pm    Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree Sunday  10th December 2017 4.00pm Christingle Service Sunday  17th December 2017 3.00pm Carol Service Monday 18th December 2017 7.30pm Rivington & Blackrod High School Carol Service Tuesday 19th December 2017 2.00pm Blackrod...

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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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