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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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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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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Church Open For Prayer

Wednesday 13th November at 2.00pm Wednesday 9th October saw the first monthly afternoon slot for the church to be open for prayer.  October was around ‘Freedom Day’ focusing on modern day slavery and human trafficking. Wednesday 13th November has a theme of ‘Remembrance’ and we will be praying for those...

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Christmas Fair 2019

Christmas Fair at St Katharine’s Saturday 23rd November 2019 10am to 1pm Lots of Stalls – Gifts – Cards Jewellery – Crafts – Cakes – Jarbola Bulbs & Grave Pots – Tombola Toys – Mulled Wine & Gaelic Coffee Something for Everyone! REFRESHMENTS                     Father Christmas will be arriving about...

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Christmas Shoeboxes News 2019

  Please note that we will NOT be collecting shoeboxes at St Katharine’s this year as Samaritans Purse have announced that they will no longer be operating a depot in Horwich. There will therefore be no checking or packing locally. Should you still wish to give a shoebox gift, you...

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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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