Ladies who Lunch -a special thanks!

On behalf of the Blackrod Cemetery/Gardening group I would like to give heartfelt thanks to all members of “Ladies who Lunch”. I was invited, nay summoned, by Janet Hollick to attend their August get together where I was presented with a very generous donation of £90 on behalf of the...

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My Time in Austria – August 2018

My Time in Austria August 2018 Monday 6th August – it was my 12th birthday and I was really, really excited! I had to get up at 3am and I hadn’t slept at all the night before as I was so hyped up. Also, the day before I had opened...

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Harvest Charity Collection 2018

  As you may know, each year St Katharine’s has a collection at Harvest Festival to support either a local or an “away” charity. This year the PCC have agreed to support an away charity – Sightsavers. This is an international organisation working to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the...

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JEAN DOUGLAS – READER EMERITUS 1930 – 2018

  Jean Douglas died peacefully in hospital on the 25th, July surrounded by her family, and the prayers of so many people who knew and loved her. Her husband, David, had retired as a priest in the diocese and they made their home in Blackrod, David occasionally helping with services...

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My hobby, my life: Synchronised swimming

I have been doing synchronised swimming for 8 years now.  Synchronised swimming is a very varied sport; it is artistic, similar to dance, ice skating or gymnastics and it is necessary to be extremely expressive to convey a story or a theme.  Also, it is a highly athletic and demanding...

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Ladies who Lunch

The August lunch was held at Goose & Gander, Little Scotland. Each month the Ladies Who Lunch take part in a raffle for a bunch of flowers, and proceeds from the raffle are donated to a charity. This month, after we had enjoyed our three courses and coffee we were...

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Book Launch in honour of John Atherton

Theology for Changing Times: John Atherton and the Future of Public Theology” Reverend Canon Professor John Atherton (1939 – 2016) was an esteemed and beloved member of the William Temple Foundation team for over 40 years.  Canon Theologian of Manchester Cathedral, John was also an honorary lecturer in Christian Social...

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Blackrod Community Walkers – Aug 2018

A Circular Walk from Blackrod to Worthington Lakes For this month’s walk we met at our lunch venue, The Goose & Gander Restaurant, Little Scotland. They very kindly allowed us to use their car park. As this is August we were very pleased to see the turnout of 22.  The weather...

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