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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Christmas Services at St Katharine’s 2018

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 9th December at 4.00pm. During the service we will light a Christingle candle and explore the symbolism of each...

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CHURCH FOR A DIFFERENT WORLD AWARDS

Jean Hibbert, Sylvia Gregory, Margaret Sumner, Joanna and Natalie Sweet were invited to an evening get-together at Bishopscourt to meet with the Bishop and other award winners. Jean says:  “Some 13 years ago the Events Group at St Katharine’s asked the good people of Blackrod if they wanted to stage...

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NEW TEAM RECTOR

  We are delighted to announce that the Revd Carol Pharaoh has been appointed as the next Team Rector of our team, Blackrod, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton and Wingates. She is currently Team Rector in the Farnworth, Kearsley and Stoneclough team. Carol will live at the rectory in Westhoughton and will...

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Christmas fair at St Katharine’s

Saturday 24th November 2018 10am to 1pm Lots of Stalls – Gifts – Books Crafts – Cakes – Tombola – Jarbola Something for Everyone! REFRESHMENTS Father Christmas will be arriving at 10.30am Free admission! PRIZE DRAW WITH CASH PRIZES  – £150, £100 and £50!   CHRISTMAS FAIR WISH LIST Please can you...

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Singing in the rain with Sunday School!

On Sunday 14th October, Sunday School went for a walk in the rain. We went past the library and school, to Vicarage Road, then up Half Acre Lane to the farms. We saw two lovely horses who followed us in their field as we walked up the path. We jumped...

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