St Katharine’s open for Sunday Services from 19th July

From Sunday 19th July there will be a service of public worship at St Katharine’s each week at 11am. These services will not necessarily be Eucharistic. Some services will be Services of the Word as the available clergy divide their time between all churches in the team. There will not be...

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Coronavirus (COVID 19) News – March 2020

Following the instruction from the Prime Minister  Monday 23rd March 2020 we have sadly taken the decision to cancel all ‘Open church’ sessions for the foreseeable future and so church will remain closed. The clergy are currently working on a pastoral plan to keep in contact with our congregation and...

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Watch the Bells at St Katharine’s!

If you have ever wondered what actually happens high in the bell tower when the bells are being rung, use the link below to watch and listen. Thanks to Mike Kay our Bell Captain and his GoPro! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puYWoudnvMc&feature=youtu.be

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Confirmations 2019

The Confirmation Service took place on Sunday 19th May at St John’s Church, Wingates, with the Bishop of Bolton. Please keep in your prayers the young people and adults from St Katharine’s who have been confirmed this year….. George Hibbert Jack Smith Louis Royal Hannah Broderick Susan Taylor   And...

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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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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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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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