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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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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