Christmas Events and News for Children

TOY SERVICE – Advent Sunday 1st December 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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Can You Help? Collections for Christmas 2019

TOY SERVICE – Advent Sunday 1st December 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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SUNDAY 10TH NOVEMBER 2019 REMEMBRANCE DAY EVENTS

  2.00pm – Assemble at Blackrod Cemetery for Act of Remembrance. Service at the Blackrod Cenotaph, and Laying of Wreaths followed by procession to St Katharine’s Church 3.00pm Service of Remembrance at St Katharine’s. Followed by refreshments.      

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CHURCH ATTENDANCE CENSUS AND INCOME SURVEY

  October is the month for the annual church attendance census, when numbers of people attending services are recorded and all this data is sent to Church House, Manchester Diocese.  So don’t be alarmed when you see the churchwardens looking busy with pen and paper in-hand to count the numbers...

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Harvest Charity 2019

Harvest Charity 2019 The Woodland Trust, Smithills Estate St Katharine’s is supporting The Woodland Trust, Smithills Estate, for the Harvest Collection. The Woodland Trust is a national charity which aims to protect, restore and create woodland in  England, Wales and Scotland. The Trust bought the Smithills Estate from Bolton Council...

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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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Easter Flowers 2019

Once again, the church will be decorated at Easter by window displays, pedestals and individual lilies “in memory of loved ones”. If you would like to donate towards the cost of the flowers please get in touch. The cost of the displays will be the same as last year: Windows...

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Lenten News and Events 2019

Lent Pilgrim – Easter Pilgrim The Church of England’s 2019 Lent and Easter campaigns will take followers from the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, through to Easter with the LentPilgrim reflections, and on from Easter Day to Ascension Day with EasterPilgrim reflections. You can follow the Lent campaign on-line...

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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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