THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING  (APCM)

  The 2019 annual meeting will take place on Thursday 11th April at 7.00pm in St Katharine’s Church. Elections will take place during the meeting for the following: – Two Churchwardens – 12 Parochial Church Council  (PCC) members; there are currently two vacancies. – The serving Deanery Synod members have one more year...

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Easter Flowers 2019

Once again, the church will be decorated at Easter by window displays, pedestals and individual lilies “in memory of loved ones”. If you would like to donate towards the cost of the flowers please get in touch. The cost of the displays will be the same as last year: Windows...

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FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT -25 February to 10 March 2019

What is Fairtrade Fortnight? For two weeks each year, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to celebrate the people who grow our food, people who live in some of the poorest countries in the world and who are often exploited and badly paid. This year...

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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival News 2019

The Scarecrow Festival will be celebrated over the weekend 6th and 7th July so thinking caps on!! Registration forms have been returned and there are 116 to date. Thank you for all your support but with so many we would appreciate some help to make it all happen. If you...

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Lenten News and Events 2019

Lent Pilgrim – Easter Pilgrim The Church of England’s 2019 Lent and Easter campaigns will take followers from the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, through to Easter with the LentPilgrim reflections, and on from Easter Day to Ascension Day with EasterPilgrim reflections. You can follow the Lent campaign on-line...

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Senior Moments Film Club – March 2019

Showing “The Greatest Showman”  starring Hugh Jackman.  On Tuesday 5th March at 2.00pm in the Upper Room at St Katharine’s Church. Tickets for afternoon tea £3 each from church office or contact Valerie on 01204 456619  

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Spring Fair March 2019

Spring Fair ALL WELCOME At St Katharine’s Saturday 16th March   10am to 1pm In aid of church funds Prize Raffle – Chocolate Tombola  – Books – Flamingo Cards – Jewellery – Cakes Hand-made gifts – Forever Living Products – Good-as-New – Flower planters Light Refreshments          

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PCC News – March 2019

Children’s area The PCC discussed the proposal to establish the area at the front of the South aisle as a “children’s area” at the last meeting on 28th January. The options – to revert to the original layout of three pews, or to adopt the current configuration – were discussed...

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BLACKROD COMMUNITY WALKING GROUP – Feb 2019

  February walk to Worthington Lakes   As we approached Market Street, Adlington, we could smell and see the still smouldering skeleton after the fire which had raged through Fairport Containers. We detoured through the large industrial estate to avoid the A6, passing fishing lodges and fields until we had...

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission have now erected their sign to signify that St Katharine’s Church is the resting place of Pte J Hodkinson 1714887997, who lost his life on 25th May 1920 and is buried in our churchyard.  The sign is attached to the gate to the right of...

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