Ladies who Lunch – August 2018

On Wednesday 15th August at Goose & Gander, Blackrod Ladies Who Lunch meets once a month for  lunch at various venues around the area. Meet new friends, have a chat, enjoy a good meal. Transport can be provided from Blackrod.  Why not join us?  There’s a raffle and proceeds go...

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Urban Outreach Bolton Packed Lunches

Urban Outreach Bolton Lunches  – coming to St Katharine’s this summer! Did you know? More than one in five school children are eligible for free school meals in Bolton due to low incomes – that’s 8,600 children! During the summer school holidays, these families face a six week struggle to...

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Mission Action Planning – Progress Report

  Just before Easter we circulated questionnaires to members of our congregation regarding our future vision for the Church. Thanks so much for the twelve responses and more importantly for the people who offered to help. In parallel the views of our Sunday School children have been discussed, it’s reassuring...

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Blackrod Stitch & Knit Group

Blackrod Stitch & Knit On Mondays from 10am to 12.30pm  in St Katharine’s Church Upper Room  For anyone with an interest in stitching  Contact – 01204 697763  A non-profit making group – all funds raised go towards the costs of materials, refreshments and the occasional minibus for our days out. Everyone welcome  GOOD NEWS………We...

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Blackrod Community Walkers

Houghton Bottoms Walk 15 of us set off in dry, sunny conditions from the Royal Oak at Riley Green & headed for Houghton Tower behind the pub through the fields. Following the signed footpath round the woods, we crossed the Preston/Blackburn railway line & headed down to Houghton Bottoms.  First...

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Churchyard Clean-up Thanks and More!

A million thanks to all those who came along to clear the bottom corner of the churchyard of huge tree roots, bricks and assorted debris including a crisp packet best before 1989!  Let that be the proof that these things don’t rot down 30 years on. Following the donation last...

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MANCHESTER REMEMBERS – 22nd May

  Anita, Joyce and Beth from St. Katharine’s Church were part of a wider team of flower arrangers from around the country who came together at St. Ann’s Church to create beautiful floral displays for the Spirit of Manchester Flower Festival.  The arrangement below has 22 yellow roses to commemorate...

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