Harvest Collection for WaterAid

Thank you very much for your generosity.  The collection raised £546.52 for WaterAid.  This will make a big difference to communities around the World who do not currently have a supply of safe, readily available water.  

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Remembrance Day in Blackrod 2016

Friday 11th November  11.00am  Firing of Maroons and Service at Blackrod Cenotaph Sunday 13th November 2016 2.15pm  Laying of Wreaths at Blackrod Cenotaph followed by  Procession to St Katharine’s Church 3.00pm  Remembrance Service at St Katharine’s Church        

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The Installation of the Revd Angela Wynne

A Welcome and A Licensing The evening of Thursday 13th October found St Katharine’s full of people from the village, from Westhoughton, Wingates, Daisy Hill and from the Deane Deanery, as well as others from other dioceses, some far afield.  We were there to welcome the Reverend Angela Wynne and...

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WELCOME TO THE REVD ANGELA WYNNE

The new Vicar, the Revd Angela Wynne, will be introduced to Blackrod on Thursday 13th October at the Installation Service at St Katharine’s. Everyone is welcome to this service and it is hoped that many of the regular congregation will be there. The Service will start at 7.30pm but in...

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Harvest Charity 2016 -WaterAid

This is Akol Catherine, she has safe water in her village in Uganda, meaning she can grow vegetables for her family. Her children go to school, have full bellies, and lots of energy to play and learn. WaterAid’s Harvest Appeal aims to help rural communities in countries like Uganda, where...

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Harvest Charity 2016 – Wateraid

WaterAid’s Harvest Appeal aims to help rural communities in countries like Uganda, where eight million people don’t have access to water, putting them at risk of disease or even death.  Everyday millions of children go without the essential ingredient of safe water.  38-year-old Aleper lives in a rural village in...

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Chris Bracegirdle – Celebrating 30 years.

On 28th September, I shall be celebrating the 30th anniversary of my ordination as priest. In thanksgiving to God for all that I have been given over the years in ordained ministry, there will be a Eucharist at St Bartholomew’s parish church, Westhoughton on Wednesday 28th September, 7.30pm and I...

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Forget Me Not

It was wonderful to see a good crowd of supporters attending the short service of remembrance at the cenotaph when the remaining 22 soldiers who died following the First World War were remembered. The omission came to light during the research for the book and copies are still available from...

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Bellringers Urgently Needed

Mike Kay, our Tower Captain, and friends opened up the ringing room over the Scarecrow weekend to give visitors a taste of what campanology was all about! There was a steady stream of visitors most of the time the tower was open and hopefully some of those will be inspired...

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