PCC News – June 2019

The next meeting of the PCC will be held on Monday 1st July at 7.30pm.  Items of “Any Other Business” should be forwarded to the Chair, Revd Angela, or Secretary, Mary Pryle, at least 24 hours before the meeting. Thank you.   The following appointments were approved at the meeting...

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BL Lunches August 2019 – Can You Help?

BL Lunches 2019 St Katharine’s is a collection point for the BL Lunches scheme this summer. The scheme, organised by Bolton Urban Outreach, provides a packed lunch for children eligible for Free School Meals during the six weeks of the school holidays. There is not much involved, the lunches are...

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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2019…and Finally!

Well, what a Scarecrow Festival we had – it was truly memorable once again and Blackrod folk did us proud. The thought, ideas and energy that went into creating the festival this year was amazing and the scarecrows started emerging on to the streets after a bit of early rain....

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Blackrod Community Walking Group – May 2019

A Walk to Round Loaf Burial Mound For this month’s walk we met on Horrobin Lane, Rivington, on a gloriously sunny morning. Apparently May is ‘National Walking Month’. Our destination being the Bronze Age burial site on Anglezarke Moor. 13 of us started from outside the Bowling Green and headed...

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RESULTS OF ELECTIONS 2019

    Parish of ST KATHARINE, BLACKROD In the Deanery of DEANE   At the Annual Vestry Meeting, and Annual Parochial Church Meeting of the above parish held on THURSDAY 11TH APRIL 2019 the following were elected: As Churchwardens: Janet Hollick and Valerie Marron As Lay Members of the Deanery...

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CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 12TH TO 18TH May 2019

All mums should live Sierra Leone is the world’s most dangerous place to become a mum. Every day 10 women die from giving birth. In Sawula district, the community struggle with a clinic which has no electricity and only two delivery beds. Jebbeh is heavily pregnant but as her baby...

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May Blossoms – Plant Sale

Saturday 18th May 10am to 1pm  in St Katharine’s Church Hanging Baskets and Bedding Plants Our monthly coffee morning is combined with the annual Plant Sale and will be held on Saturday 18th May – come early and you’ll have lots of choice – starts at 10am on the dot!...

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YOUTH NEWS May 2019

Next Messy Church is on Saturday 25th May at 4-6pm. It’s FREE! Includes crafts, food and singing. Families welcome. (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) Sunday School The numbers attending Sunday school continue to fluctuate but it’s lovely that they enjoy making a little craft and explaining what...

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