PCC Membership and News

Being a representative on the PCC is open to everyone on the Electoral Roll.  If you feel you have time to offer and would like to support St Katharine’s in this way we are looking for parishioners with a fresh outlook who would enjoy being part of this area of...

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Confirmation 2018

This year’s Confirmation Service will be conducted by the Bishop of Bolton on Sunday 10th June 2018 at 3.30pm. If there are any young people in Year 6 or above who would like to be confirmed this year please come along to church and pick up an information sheet and...

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Scarecrow Festival News 2018

Scarecrows are coming!! Every house in Blackrod will shortly receive an application form for the Blackrod Scarecrow Festival which will take place on 30th June and 1st July this year. The slips to register your scarecrow will need to be returned by the date shown—look out for it through your...

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THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING  (APCM)

  The 2018 annual meeting will take place on Sunday 22nd April at 11.00 am during the Parish Eucharist in St Katharine’s Church. Elections will take place during the A.P.C.M. for the following: Two Churchwardens 12 Parochial Church Council  (PCC) members; 5 Deanery Synod members (including a member of the...

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Ladies who Lunch – April 2018

On Wednesday 18th April at The Laurels at Charnock Ladies Who Lunch meets once a month for  lunch at various venues around the area. Meet new friends, have a chat, enjoy a good meal. Transport can be provided from Blackrod.  Why not join us?  There’s a raffle and proceeds go to...

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Easter Gifts for Malawi

I can remember going, as a teenager, to a lecture in Bolton, given by a Christian Missionary called Guy Clutton Brock. It was called “Dawn in Nyasaland” and told us all about spreading the Gospel in that African country south of the Equator which is now Malawi. A few years...

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BLACKROD COMMUNITY WALKING GROUP

A Circular Walk from Little Scotland to Haigh For the March walk we met at our lunch venue, The Goose and Gander Restaurant, Little Scotland. Very kindly they allowed us to use their car park. Fortunately by the time we started it had stopped drizzling with the expectation of improving...

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Sunday School Nativity 2017

This year, we decided that rather than dress up and act out the Christmas story, we would make a representation of the story ourselves. Given a choice of Lego, junk, modelling clay, paper chains and tissue paper, we chose to build each scene using Lego, supported by Plasticine. We also used...

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Thank You’s from Grub Tub and NSPCC

GRUB TUB THANK YOU Dear Friends, On behalf of Urban Outreach and all who access the food projects, we would like to say a huge thank you for your continued support through the Grub Tubs. Last year in 2017 we gave out 2820 food parcels which fed 6392 people with...

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