Heritage Open Day 2019

  St Katharine’s Church open Saturday 14th September 10am to 4pm Come and see……. Þ Visit and Look or listen to a guide telling our story. Þ See our special Stained Glass Windows and learn about Mary Lowndes, designer and maker of our East Window, and leading light in the Suffragette movement...

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Harvest Charity 2019

Harvest Charity 2019 The Woodland Trust, Smithills Estate St Katharine’s is supporting The Woodland Trust, Smithills Estate, for the Harvest Collection. The Woodland Trust is a national charity which aims to protect, restore and create woodland in  England, Wales and Scotland. The Trust bought the Smithills Estate from Bolton Council...

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Blackrod Community Walking Group – July 2019

July – from Longworth Clough to Charters Moss Plantation Mizzle is defined as a light rain or drizzle, from Low German miseln to drizzle. More mist than drizzle on this morning as 16 of us prepared to walk from the Black Dog at Belmont. We first went through Maria Square...

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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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