“The” Wedding Bells

Thank you to our Bellringers for getting us all in the right mood to enjoy the Royal Wedding on 19th May – it was wonderful to hear the bells and made us feel part of the celebrations – thank you to Mike and the team. Visiting ringers will be using...

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Easter Thank You’s!

Thank you …. …..to the clergy and volunteers for all their work with the Easter Experience and the children from the Primary schools. Also thank you to Garyth and the Choir and all those involved in the Holy Week services as well as the refreshment team for their hospitality during...

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Bell Ringing Trip to Liverpool

On Saturday 17th March, ringers from St Katharine’s church joined other ringers from the Bolton branch of the Lancashire Association of Change Ringers on a ringing trip to Liverpool. Departing from the final pick-up point at Bolton Parish Church, the group headed off by minibus for the M62. The first...

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Easter Gifts for Malawi

I can remember going, as a teenager, to a lecture in Bolton, given by a Christian Missionary called Guy Clutton Brock. It was called “Dawn in Nyasaland” and told us all about spreading the Gospel in that African country south of the Equator which is now Malawi. A few years...

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Sunday School Nativity 2017

This year, we decided that rather than dress up and act out the Christmas story, we would make a representation of the story ourselves. Given a choice of Lego, junk, modelling clay, paper chains and tissue paper, we chose to build each scene using Lego, supported by Plasticine. We also used...

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Thank You’s from Grub Tub and NSPCC

GRUB TUB THANK YOU Dear Friends, On behalf of Urban Outreach and all who access the food projects, we would like to say a huge thank you for your continued support through the Grub Tubs. Last year in 2017 we gave out 2820 food parcels which fed 6392 people with...

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Clergy News…Farewells and Hellos

Farewell to Team Rector The Farewell Service for Revd Canon Dr Chris Bracegirdle will be on Sunday 25th March, at 3pm at St Bartholomew’s. Chris’s final services in the Westhoughton team will be on Easter Day. Welcome to David We are pleased to welcome David Cieszynski to St Katharine’s for a...

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Bellringers on Tour!!

  It was lovely to welcome the Bolton branch of the Lancashire Bellringers Association to ring in our tower once again on 20th January during our Coffee Morning.  Our ringers and the rest of the branch will be heading off to Liverpool in March to ring the Cathedral bells which...

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Lighting Up Blackrod!

Community Carol Singing and Lighting up the Christmas Tree Tuesday 5th December at 6.30pm. The Mayor of Blackrod will be switching on the lights on Blackrod’s Christmas Tree, on the green opposite Blackrod Library, with singing of carols accompanied by Rhapsody Community Choir. Everyone is welcome to join in and is warmly...

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Memories of a Choirboy at Harvest Festival!

Sitting back in church and listening to the recording of the Harvest Service from all those years ago reminded me of so many people and how life at St Katharine’s had changed! I had joined the church choir in 1946, and fellow choristers at the time were Cliff and Eric...

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