Coronavirus (COVID 19) News – March 2020

Following the instruction from the Prime Minister  Monday 23rd March 2020 we have sadly taken the decision to cancel all ‘Open church’ sessions for the foreseeable future and so church will remain closed. The clergy are currently working on a pastoral plan to keep in contact with our congregation and...

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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2020 – Team Found!

  Many thanks to all who came to the meeting last month to put together a new team of organisers for the Festival to be held on 4th and 5th of July following the retirement of the current group. Janet Fielding and Angela Stridgeon will lead a really strong, new...

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Messy Church January 2020

Messy Church at Christmas 2019! Children (and adults) enjoyed a festive Messy Church session in December – making stars, angels, biscuits and all things Christmassy, with a festive buffet to follow. Many thanks to Angela, Sylvia, Margaret, Ruth, Doreen, and all the team for their hard work. Messy Church is...

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Sunday School News and ‘Finding the Flock’ Advent 2019

Finding the Flock – our hunt during Advent seemed to go well as children and adults looked for 10 lost sheep around the village, and four Good Shepherds managed to find them all! The lucky “winners” were: Nathanial Richards, Aaron Kinrade, Eva and Daisy Gilmore – congratulations to you all...

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Baaaa!  FIND THE FLOCK

  There’s still time to have a go at the search for the sheep lost in Blackrod. Based on the story of the Good Shepherd, 10 sheep are out and about in shops and public places in Blackrod. We have read in the Bible many times how Jesus is the...

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Peal Board Dedication

  As I’m sure you know we have a brilliant team of bellringers at St Katharine’s and to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018 they rang a peal from our church tower.  This is a very complicated and disciplined operation which has strict rules, and to commemorate their...

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Knitting for Charity

  I recently came across a small group of knitters linked to All Saints Church, Preston, who hope to practically show the love of God by knitting for projects in poor countries of the world. They call themselves Knit ‘n’ Send, and have personal links with a midwife in Kisiizi...

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