Golden Wedding celebration

Golden Wedding celebration Christine and Alan Wolstencroft celebrated their special anniversary in September at St Katharine’s with cake and congratulations from the congregation. Christine writes……… Golden Surprise – I was taken completely by surprise when all our family turned up at Church on the 9th of September, and even more...

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Ladies who Lunch -a special thanks!

On behalf of the Blackrod Cemetery/Gardening group I would like to give heartfelt thanks to all members of “Ladies who Lunch”. I was invited, nay summoned, by Janet Hollick to attend their August get together where I was presented with a very generous donation of £90 on behalf of the...

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My Time in Austria – August 2018

My Time in Austria August 2018 Monday 6th August – it was my 12th birthday and I was really, really excited! I had to get up at 3am and I hadn’t slept at all the night before as I was so hyped up. Also, the day before I had opened...

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JEAN DOUGLAS – READER EMERITUS 1930 – 2018

  Jean Douglas died peacefully in hospital on the 25th, July surrounded by her family, and the prayers of so many people who knew and loved her. Her husband, David, had retired as a priest in the diocese and they made their home in Blackrod, David occasionally helping with services...

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My hobby, my life: Synchronised swimming

I have been doing synchronised swimming for 8 years now.  Synchronised swimming is a very varied sport; it is artistic, similar to dance, ice skating or gymnastics and it is necessary to be extremely expressive to convey a story or a theme.  Also, it is a highly athletic and demanding...

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Book Launch in honour of John Atherton

Theology for Changing Times: John Atherton and the Future of Public Theology” Reverend Canon Professor John Atherton (1939 – 2016) was an esteemed and beloved member of the William Temple Foundation team for over 40 years.  Canon Theologian of Manchester Cathedral, John was also an honorary lecturer in Christian Social...

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Blackrod Church School

What a wonderful week the end of term turned out to be as our grandson left Blackrod Church School for the final time. It was a roller-coaster of emotions as he sadly left primary school but also excitement for him as he enters a new era of his young life....

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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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