Blackrod Community Walks-May 2015

Withnell Nature Reserve The sun shone down on the 15 walkers and Merlin the dog. We all met at the Hare & Hounds in Abbey Village. A little road walking turned into a path taking us over Withnell Moor. The gorse was in full bloom on the hillside and filled...

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Rota, Tombola, Hamper – HELP!

Planning has started for St Katharine’s contribution to the Scarecrow Festival and we would be very grateful for anything we can use on a tombola – the more the merrier!  We are also going to repeat the raffle format from last year when we did three hampers – one chocolate,...

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Welcome and Invitation Group

Our group, which is Jane Dibnah, Ray Ennion and David and Sylvia Gregory, would like to bring you up-to-date with our plans and innovations. New to the village – Last year, Jane took on the task of sending a welcome card and church magazine to people who had moved into...

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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2015

50 scarecrow enthusiasts met on 20th April to move the festival preparations along and 84 applications have been received to date.  We shall now start putting the programme together so it can be printed and the packs made up during May.  Please come along on Monday 8th June to collect...

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Christian Aid Week 10-16 May 2015

      Loko’s choice in life is simple: ‘If I can’t collect firewood, my children will die.’  Four times a week, in a remote corner of Ethiopia, Loko makes a back-breaking eight-hour trip to gather wood to sell.  Her shoes are so thin that thorns repeatedly pierce through to...

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Blackrod Community Walks- future walks

Tuesday 12th May—A 7 mile walk to White Coppice and Withnell Nature Reserve. Meet at St Katharine’s Church in Blackrod at 9:45 to consolidate transport. Start at the Hare & Hounds at Abbey Village at 10:15. Leader is Sylvia on 07941799058 We will eat at the Hare & Hounds in Abbey Village after the walk. Please contact Sylvia...

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Recent Photos

Please look in the gallery to see recent photos of the work needing to be done in the bell tower and of the beautiful Easter flowers. Photographs kindly taken by Valerie Marron.  

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