WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 1st March 2019

  (A WOMEN LED, GLOBAL, ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT) “Come – Everything is Ready!” Everything is ready and the invitation is for everyone – men, women and children of all ages to join this World Day of Prayer*. The women of Slovenia, one of the smallest and youngest countries in Europe, have...

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Blackrod Church School Christmas Spirit! 

 Children and staff delivered donations of food and clothing to two fabulous charities who help the homeless and vulnerable in Bolton – Urban Outreach and Bolton Community Kitchen. They were greatly appreciated.  What fabulous community spirit we have in Blackrod. Thank you. Urban Outreach Bolton Bolton Community Kitchen Andy Burnham...

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The Potteries Trip

On the 17th of November last year a group of 24 ladies attended a pottery trip to Stoke-on-Trent. Our first stop was at Wedgwood and Royal Doulton; here there were lots of major brands including Waterford, Royal Albert and beautiful crystal all at reasonably low prices. Next stop was Portmeirion...

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2018 Thank You!

THANK YOU FOR THE FLOWERS  We hope you had a chance to see the church in all it’s festive glory. Thank you very much to the Flower Team for all their hard work for Christmas and during the year. St Katharine’s Flower Team would like to say Thank You to...

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Blackrod Neighbourhood Development Plan

Consutation on the draft plan, 7th Dec 2018 to 18th January 2019.# Open Day Sat 4th January 2019 10:00-20:00 @ Blackrod Community Centre, Greenbarn Way. THIS PLAN WILL NOT SUCCEED WITHOUT YOUR INVOLVEMENT. Blackrod neighbourhood Plan website: www.blackrodneighbourhoodplan.org.uk Paper copies are available from Blackrod Library and the Poacher Public House.

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CHURCHES DOUBLE CAPACITY FOR NIGHT SHELTER

  The capacity of the church-backed Winter Night Shelter has more than doubled with the opening of a new shelter. Churches now provide one fifth of shelters for Manchester’s rough sleepers – 27 beds every night.  Homelessness is a growing problem across the whole of Greater Manchester, with more and...

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A short history of the Popplewell Charity

  If you enter St Katharine’s Church and turn left into the room at the base of the Tower you will see two large painted wooden tablets attached to the wall. These tell the story of how the Popplewell Charity first began. In the early 1800’s, Mr. John Popplewell was...

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Remembrance in Blackrod 2018

  Hopefully you managed to attend some of the events organized in Blackrod for the week leading up to 11th November.  The Field Hospital set up at BSACC was fascinating, the play Flanders to Fish was very moving and the music by Wingates Band and singing by St Katharine’s very...

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