Forget Me Not

The Blackrod men who gave their lives in the First World War The research carried out by members of Blackrod Community Group during the writing of this wonderful book has revealed a further 22 Blackrod born soldiers whose names do not appear on our village war memorial.  These names have...

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PCC News – The Appointment of Priest-in-Charge and a Change of Services

St Katharine’s PCC is delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Angela Wynne as Priest-in-Charge of St Katharine, Blackrod and Assistant Curate in the Daisy Hill, Westhoughton & Wingates Team Ministry.  Angela is currently SSM Associate Priest at Christ Church, Charnock Richard and St Mary the Virgin, Eccleston, in...

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Musings from the Retirement Service for Bishop Chris

Bolton Parish Church May 15th 2016 Is there a collective noun for bishops I wonder?  Sitting with the small contingent representing St Katharine’s in a packed St Peters Parish church, we were at the north side of the church where the procession at the start of the service entered, and...

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Women’s World Day of Prayer update

Friday 4th March turned out to be one of the worst days of this winter, with lots of snow in the morning.  I was very apprehensive whether any people would turn up for the service in the afternoon.  In the event we were pleased to welcome four ladies – two...

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Women’s World Day of Prayer 2016

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Friday 4th March 2016 “Receive children. Receive me” This year’s service is to be held at St Katharine’s Church on Friday 4th March at 2.30pm followed by afternoon tea.  The service has been planned by the women of Cuba. Women’s World Day of Prayer is...

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Lent Meditations 2016

St Katharine’s will be hosting the Meditations for Lent this year, led by the retired clergy, and with Father Kevin and Revd Gill Sharp.  The season of Lent starts with Ash Wednesday which is on 10th February this year. The dates for the meditations will be Wednesdays 17th February, 24th...

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Christmas Services December 2015 at St Katharine’s Church

1st:       Community Carol singing and Lighting of the Christmas Tree @ 6.30pm (at the tree opposite the Library) 8th:        Popplewell Charity Service @ 10.45am 14th:     Rivington & Blackrod High School Carol Service @ 7.30pm 20th: Carol Service @ 3:00pm 24th: Christmas Eve 6.00pm  Crib Service with Nativity 11.45pm  Midnight Eucharist...

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Toy Sunday – 29th November 2015

TOY SUNDAY this year will take place on Advent Sunday—29th November. Our gifts for children at Christmas will again be donated to the NSPCC, and to the FORT ALICE home for families at risk. Please remember to bring toys and gifts unwrapped, and to think of the older children as...

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Remembrance Day in Blackrod

  Sunday 8th November 2014 2.15pm      Laying of Wreaths at the Cenotaph followed by Procession to St Katharine’s Church. 3.00pm      Remembrance Service at St Katharine’s Wednesday 11th November 11.00am     Firing of maroons at Blackrod Cenotaph, and unveiling of the sculpture designed by children from both the Blackrod schools working with...

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