Shoeboxes 2015

Thank you to Judith Whalley for the excellent presentation in church on Sunday Sept 27, and I hope you all feel inspired to fill a shoebox for needy children this Christmas. There are empty boxes available in church for a small donation of £1.00 (or you could cover your own...

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Coffee Morning

Don’t forget our monthly coffee morning on 17th October – come and exchange your Autumn reading books, enjoy a toasted teacake with a brew and a chat, meet & greet – all free entry!!!  See you there between 10 and 12 – just drop in.    

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Canal Boat Trip

On the 19th August 33 people, mainly from St. Katharine’s, went on a cruise along the Leeds/Liverpool canal on the boat named Romance. We departed from Riley Green, Hoghton in drizzly rain. The weather didn’t dappen our spirits though as we enjoyed the lovely views, beautiful cream tea and good company...

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Mary Cooper

The Editorial committee, on behalf of the whole community of St Katharine’s, wishes to record its shock and deep sadness at the recent, untimely death of Mary. Mary was a true and generous friend to everybody in the parish, as well as being a loyal and hugely supportive vicar’s wife...

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CANON JACK FINNEY. RIP

A packed congregation gathered to bid farewell to Canon Jack Finney at St Katharine’s on The Feast of The Transfiguration of Our Lord, August 6th. Since retirement in 1997 Jack and Barbara have made St Ks their spiritual home and have immersed themselves in the life of the Church community. ...

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Moving towards a Vicar.

We are fortunate to be in the situation of looking for a vicar, given the nationwide shortage of ordained Anglican clergy and we have begun to move forward with this process. The PCC, following guidelines from the Archdeacon of Bolton and other senior clergy and with prayer, has been working...

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