Thought for the Month – March 2019

THOUGHTS FOR MARCH from Mike Hollick This month is the third one into 2019. How time flies. The birds are busy nest building, nights are drawing out, gardens are coming to life, snowdrops etc appearing and we are hoping for a summer like 2018, which was exceptional.  It is also the time when we think […]

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Thought for the Month – Feb 2019

February, a month that originally did not exist; a reminder of humility, faith and total belief in God; and a time of unconditional support and a new beginning. February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (and its predecessor the Julian Calendar), with 28 days in a common year, and 29 […]

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Thought for the Month – Jan 2019

A New Year from Eliis Collier First, may I wish all the readers of St Katharine’s Church magazine a Happy New Year. No doubt some of us will have made New Year Resolutions, some will be kept and others will gradually fall by the wayside. On a slightly humorous note, in the last 2-3 months, […]

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Thoughts for the Month – December 2018

 To Be a Pilgrim Thoughts for December 2018 from Barbara Worsley Journeys are common to Christmas; we all know Chris Rea’s “Driving Home for Christmas” and that the Magi went on a journey around Christmas. Mary and Joseph did a lot of travelling too.  Though I am not well-travelled, I have always been fascinated by […]

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Thought for the Month – November 2018

Yield and Melt Away Years ago when Jack was a curate in Leigh (1962-5), he and his two fellow curates (those were wonderful days when a parish boasted three curates!) took turns to take assembly at the parish infants’ school. One day all three were summoned by the formidable headmistress. She requested that they get […]

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Thought for the Month – October 2018

Hymns and Memories  I have always enjoyed singing, sadly however with no real skill, and in church I always have a quick look before the service begins to see what the hymns are and to check whether I know them or not. I know, there are hymns that seem to speak to me more than […]

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THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH – Sept 2018

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH – My Day At 82 and registered disabled I find it difficult to get out and about.  Doing so gives me chronic pain for days.  The house is so quiet since my last dog died 6 years ago.  When I get up each morning my first job is to feed the […]

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Thought for the Month – August 2018

A Second Chance by Beth Brindle Here I am again writing for the magazine and wondering just what to say. However, to continue on a theme from last time, I am compelled to continue my everlasting gratitude to our wonderful NHS. 2017-2018 has been a nightmare year for the Brindle/Conchar family. Last July my husband, Eric, […]

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  Open Doors Northern event at St Peter’s Parish Centre, Halliwell In February this year Ruth Sharrock and I had the opportunity to attend this event. Not knowing very much about the venue or the programme, we felt we should really go and find out what other churches sharing our faith and in our area […]

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Thought for the Month – June 2018

Spring is here! Thought for the month from David Gregory Has there ever been a spring season more reluctant to show its face?  Not that I can recall.  We have all had to endure wild fluctuations of wind, temperature and rainfall, all of which gave rise to attention-grabbing media headlines such as “the beast from […]

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