Remembrance and Commemoration News

Commemoration of WW1 Hopefully you have been able to pick up a programme showing all the events which are happening in Blackrod between 3rd and 11th November to commemorate peace at the end of WW1.  A lot of the events are ticketed to help with catering and space, and some...

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Golden Wedding celebration

Golden Wedding celebration Christine and Alan Wolstencroft celebrated their special anniversary in September at St Katharine’s with cake and congratulations from the congregation. Christine writes……… Golden Surprise – I was taken completely by surprise when all our family turned up at Church on the 9th of September, and even more...

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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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