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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Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2019…and Finally!

Well, what a Scarecrow Festival we had – it was truly memorable once again and Blackrod folk did us proud. The thought, ideas and energy that went into creating the festival this year was amazing and the scarecrows started emerging on to the streets after a bit of early rain....

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission have now erected their sign to signify that St Katharine’s Church is the resting place of Pte J Hodkinson 1714887997, who lost his life on 25th May 1920 and is buried in our churchyard.  The sign is attached to the gate to the right of...

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Blackrod Church School Christmas Spirit! 

 Children and staff delivered donations of food and clothing to two fabulous charities who help the homeless and vulnerable in Bolton – Urban Outreach and Bolton Community Kitchen. They were greatly appreciated.  What fabulous community spirit we have in Blackrod. Thank you. Urban Outreach Bolton Bolton Community Kitchen Andy Burnham...

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The Potteries Trip

On the 17th of November last year a group of 24 ladies attended a pottery trip to Stoke-on-Trent. Our first stop was at Wedgwood and Royal Doulton; here there were lots of major brands including Waterford, Royal Albert and beautiful crystal all at reasonably low prices. Next stop was Portmeirion...

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2018 Thank You!

THANK YOU FOR THE FLOWERS  We hope you had a chance to see the church in all it’s festive glory. Thank you very much to the Flower Team for all their hard work for Christmas and during the year. St Katharine’s Flower Team would like to say Thank You to...

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