SONGS OF PRAISE IN BOLTON

BBC Songs of Praise will be filming ‘Congregational Singing’ and the ‘Young Choirs Festival’ at Victoria Hall, Bolton on the weekend of 8th to 10th March. Victoria Hall are aiming to fill the hall with as many people as possible on the 3 dates: Friday 8th March, 6-30pm: Congregational Sing (The congregation will...

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WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 1st March 2019

  (A WOMEN LED, GLOBAL, ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT) “Come – Everything is Ready!” Everything is ready and the invitation is for everyone – men, women and children of all ages to join this World Day of Prayer*. The women of Slovenia, one of the smallest and youngest countries in Europe, have...

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A short history of the Popplewell Charity

  If you enter St Katharine’s Church and turn left into the room at the base of the Tower you will see two large painted wooden tablets attached to the wall. These tell the story of how the Popplewell Charity first began. In the early 1800’s, Mr. John Popplewell was...

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Christmas Services at St Katharine’s 2018

There will be plenty of opportunity for everyone to “Follow the Star” at St Katharine’s this year.  All are welcome to any or all of the services including: Christingle on Sunday 9th December at 4.00pm. During the service we will light a Christingle candle and explore the symbolism of each...

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Singing in the rain with Sunday School!

On Sunday 14th October, Sunday School went for a walk in the rain. We went past the library and school, to Vicarage Road, then up Half Acre Lane to the farms. We saw two lovely horses who followed us in their field as we walked up the path. We jumped...

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Remembrance and Commemoration News

Commemoration of WW1 Hopefully you have been able to pick up a programme showing all the events which are happening in Blackrod between 3rd and 11th November to commemorate peace at the end of WW1.  A lot of the events are ticketed to help with catering and space, and some...

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Harvest Charity Collection 2018

  As you may know, each year St Katharine’s has a collection at Harvest Festival to support either a local or an “away” charity. This year the PCC have agreed to support an away charity – Sightsavers. This is an international organisation working to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the...

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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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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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