Church of England Diocese of Manchester St. Katharine, Blackrod

Facilities and features

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Toilets in entrance hall. Open to the public when church is open. Accessible toilet with assistance rails.

Baby changing facilities and drop-down changing shelf - available in the disabled toilet.

Car Park / Parking Available

Disabled toilet in entrance hall, accessible by wheelchair users.

Accessible car parking
Hearing (induction) Loop
Large Print
Assistance Dogs
Dementia Aware / Accessible

Gluten free wafers available for communion, just ask the churchwardens or sidespeople on duty.

Our Building

Grade II listed building. 16th Century Tower and window. Stained glass windows, including the East Window designed by Mary Lowndes and installed in 1914.

Music and Worship

Peel of six bells fully restored and rehung in 2015. For details of Tower Captain, practice nights and events please see the website.

Concerts / Live Music
Regular Choir

Groups, Courses and Activities

Sunday School at 10.00am during term time.

Monthly coffee mornings 10am to 12 noon with book stall. See website for details and dates.

St Katharine's Flower Club. Meets monthly from February to December 2.00pm to 4pm with workshops and demonstrations.

Blackrod Stitch & Knit Group. Meets on Mondays 10am to 12 noon in upper room. All welcome.

Monthly Messy Church on 3rd Saturday each month. Fun, games, stories, crafts and food, all free. Families welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Senior Moments Film Club on first Tuesday of each month showing a film with afternoon tea. 2pm to 4.30pm. Stair lift available to the upper room.

Help for Visitors

Free wifi

Church History book for sale, and booklet with details of the Stained Glass windows.

Tuesdays 10am to 12 noon
Thursdays 10am to 11am
Saturdays 10am to 12 noon

Other Features

Grub Tub collection for Bolton Urban Outreach foodbank.

Audio-Visual Facilities

Registered as a Fair Trade Church. We use Fair Trade tea, coffee and sugar at all our church events, and Sunday coffee shop.

Upper Room available for small parties, meetings, workshops, etc. Use of kitchen. See website for details.