PCC NEWS December 2019

  Next meeting of St Katharine’s PCC will be held on Monday 10th December at 7.30pm.  Items for “Any Other Business” should be given in at least 24 hours before the meeting to the Chair, Revd Angela, or Secretary, Mary Pryle. Changes in the Diocese The Manchester Diocese have a...

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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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Baaaa!  FIND THE FLOCK

  There’s still time to have a go at the search for the sheep lost in Blackrod. Based on the story of the Good Shepherd, 10 sheep are out and about in shops and public places in Blackrod. We have read in the Bible many times how Jesus is the...

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HARVEST CHARITY – 2019

The Woodland Trust, Smithills Estate A big thank you to everyone who donated to the Harvest Collection this year. A total of £440 has been sent to the Woodland Trust to support the work in progress at the Smithills Estate. And thank you to all those who volunteered to plant...

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Church Open for Prayer

  Wednesday 4th December at 2.00pm The Open Church on Wednesday 4th December will have the theme of “Homelessness”. Prayer packs will be available if you wish, along with music and refreshments alongside prayer slots by the clergy every 20mins.  Please come along and join us. The Wednesdays will continue...

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Follow the Star 2019

The Church of England’s Christmas message this year is “Follow the Star”.     “Christmas is a time for generosity. The gifts we give do not have to be expensive or extravagant – sometimes the gift of time spent with a neighbour or a smile at someone we see on the...

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Christmas Services at St Katharine’s 2019

  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 8th December at 4.00pm. During the service we will light a Christingle candle and explore the symbolism of...

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Blackrod Community Walks  –  Haigh Hall  Circular

As our walks now always seem to start from our lunch destination we thought we should keep up the tradition. Our meeting point this month was the car park of The Balcarres Arms at Haigh. Everyone arrived wearing full waterproofs due to the weather earlier in the morning being dreadful....

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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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