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    Important Information Regarding Return of Church Services


    Secondary School Admissions

    At a meeting of Canon Slade Governing Board held on 7 July, the Chair of Governors gave an update on recording of church attendance for the purposes of school admissions.  The Bishop Fraser Trust Schools (Canon Slade, St James's Farnworth and Bolton St Katherine's Academy)  take the view that places of worship were open during this academic year between 1 September 2019 and 8 March 2020 and that will be the only period during the current academic year for which attendance records will be required.  The decision has to be ratified by the Regional Schools Commissioner who needs to approve a variation in admission arrangements.


    Coronavirus - Frequently Asked Questions


    From the Rector


    Welcome to the website for the parish of Westhoughton - one of the four parishes that make up the Blackrod, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton and Wingates Team Ministry.  We are a Church of England parish with congregations meeting for worship in the parish church (St Bartholomew's) and in two of our church schools (St George's and St Thomas's).  
    I can assure you of a warm welcome at any of our services and hope that you find the information shown here helpful. 

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    If you would like to access our on-line church services, please email Carol, our Team Rector, and she will gladly send you the links.



    This month's newsletter

    This month's newsletter supplement

    This month's prayer diary

    Weekly news sheet





    St Bartholomew

    For booking baptisms, weddings or other general enquiries, please come to St. Bartholomew’s Church for office hour, Wednesdays 11-12 noon.

    You can also e-mail westhoughtonparish@outlook.com – please note that this it may take a few days to reply.

    Church Street, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 2BG
    Revd Carol Pharaoh
    Telephone 01942 859251
    Email: carol.pharaoh@gmail.com

    St Thomas
    Molyneux Road, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3HP  Telephone 01942 859251
    Revd Angela Wynne 
    Telephone 01204 468150
    St George
    The Hoskers, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 2FB Telephone 01942 859251
    St John 
    Chorley Road, Wingates, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 3PE
    Rector: Revd Carol Pharaoh
    St James
    Lower Leigh Road, Daisy Hill, Westhoughton, Bolton BL5 2EH 
    Rector: Revd Carol Pharaoh
    St Katharine
    Church Street, Blackrod, Bolton BL6 5EE
    Telephone 01204 468150
    Revd Angela Wynne - Email:  revawynne@gmail.com



    We are committed to safeguarding children, young people, victims of domestic abuse and vulnerable adults. Our parish Safeguarding Officer may be contacted by email at joan.oreilly@hotmail.co.uk.

    For more information click here.



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