Open Church – Wednesday 9th October 2019

  You may have had a chance to read my clergy letter in July’s church magazine. This article is a follow up to it: More than 200 years after the abolition of the slave trade there are still an estimated 40.3 million men, women and children trapped in modern slavery,...

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Peal Board Dedication

  As I’m sure you know we have a brilliant team of bellringers at St Katharine’s and to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018 they rang a peal from our church tower.  This is a very complicated and disciplined operation which has strict rules, and to commemorate their...

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More than Sunday

The Manchester Diocese has launched #MoreThanSunday. It’s a lay-led project that focuses on all that we do as followers of Jesus that doesn’t require a special calling. It will offer ideas and challenges about how we can live out our faith and deepen our discipleship across all seven days of...

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Messy Church November 2019

  NEXT SESSION Saturday 16th November from 4-6pm at St Katharine’s.   ALL WELCOME It’s FREE! Includes crafts, food and fun. Families welcome. (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult)    

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Heritage Open Day 2019

  St Katharine’s Church open Saturday 14th September 10am to 4pm Come and see……. Þ Visit and Look or listen to a guide telling our story. Þ See our special Stained Glass Windows and learn about Mary Lowndes, designer and maker of our East Window, and leading light in the Suffragette movement...

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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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Blackrod Community Walking Group – July 2019

July – from Longworth Clough to Charters Moss Plantation Mizzle is defined as a light rain or drizzle, from Low German miseln to drizzle. More mist than drizzle on this morning as 16 of us prepared to walk from the Black Dog at Belmont. We first went through Maria Square...

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St Katharine’s Stewardship 2019

As we pass the middle of the year, it seems like a good time to look again at our stewardship. Firstly can I thank all who give so generously of their time, talents and cash to help St Katharine’s maintain its worship pattern. We are very grateful for all your...

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