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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Blackrod Neighbourhood Development Plan

Consutation on the draft plan, 7th Dec 2018 to 18th January 2019.# Open Day Sat 4th January 2019 10:00-20:00 @ Blackrod Community Centre, Greenbarn Way. THIS PLAN WILL NOT SUCCEED WITHOUT YOUR INVOLVEMENT. Blackrod neighbourhood Plan website: www.blackrodneighbourhoodplan.org.uk Paper copies are available from Blackrod Library and the Poacher Public House.

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A short history of the Popplewell Charity

  If you enter St Katharine’s Church and turn left into the room at the base of the Tower you will see two large painted wooden tablets attached to the wall. These tell the story of how the Popplewell Charity first began. In the early 1800’s, Mr. John Popplewell was...

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CHURCH FOR A DIFFERENT WORLD AWARDS

Jean Hibbert, Sylvia Gregory, Margaret Sumner, Joanna and Natalie Sweet were invited to an evening get-together at Bishopscourt to meet with the Bishop and other award winners. Jean says:  “Some 13 years ago the Events Group at St Katharine’s asked the good people of Blackrod if they wanted to stage...

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