PCC News January 2020

PCC – could you offer your time and talents? The PCC have agreed a date for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting as Thursday 23rd April at 7.00pm in St Katharine’s, to be followed by a buffet. As you probably know, this is the meeting where the membership of the PCC...

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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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St Katharine’s Stewardship 2019

As we pass the middle of the year, it seems like a good time to look again at our stewardship. Firstly can I thank all who give so generously of their time, talents and cash to help St Katharine’s maintain its worship pattern. We are very grateful for all your...

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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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Confirmations 2019

The Confirmation Service took place on Sunday 19th May at St John’s Church, Wingates, with the Bishop of Bolton. Please keep in your prayers the young people and adults from St Katharine’s who have been confirmed this year….. George Hibbert Jack Smith Louis Royal Hannah Broderick Susan Taylor   And...

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Can you Knit? We need your help!

  Help us to decorate Blackrod with yarn bombing – brighten up the village for the Scarecrow Festival with brightly coloured bits of knitting. Join in and have some fun – just knit a strip or a square and bring it along to Stitch & Knit group before Monday 1st...

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SAVE THE PACKET! Save the planet!

  Crisp packets collection – you may have noticed two box bins in the entrance hall. One labelled Crisp Packets and the other for Pet Food pouches. This is part of a new scheme by Terracycle, working in partnership with Walkers, to recycle the plastic from these packets. PLEASE save...

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Youth News & Messy Church – August 2019

Sunday School News On the 23rd of June we had the commissioning of leaders and book presentation to Sunday school children and also the presentation to Jane Astley of a card and gift for her services to Sunday school for about 10 years. That’s a long time to be involved...

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