Slamannan news from Thursday, April 10

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Masonic News

Lodge St John Slamannan No 484.On Friday, March 28, the R.W.M.James Kerr gave a warm welcome to a large attendance who witnessed three candidates on being passed to the third degree they were congratulated by the R.W. Master and the assembled brethren. The next Regular Meeting will be a third degree on Wednesday, April 16 at 7.30 p.m.Visitors will be made welcome.

S.W.R.I

Slamannan S.W.R.I members and invited guests attended a 62nd Institute Birthday celebration at the Abbotsinch Hotel, Grangemouth on Wednesday, April 2. After a lovely dinner, the entertainment of dancing and games took place followed by the raffle. This was a super evening and much enjoyed by all who attended. The next meeting will take place in Slamannan Primary School on Wednesday, May 7 and will be the annual general meeting.

Prize Bingo

There will be a prize bingo in aid of Strathcarron Hospice on Wednesday, April 16 in Slamannan Bowling Club. Tea at 6.45 p.m. and eyes down at 7.15 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Parish Church

Last Sunday’s service was conducted by the Reverend Helen Cook. On door duty were: Fiona Miller and Ray Buchanan. The Bible reading was by Ray Buchanan. The pastimes and yesteryear event held last Friday and Saturday was a great success and realised the sum of £420.90. Grateful thanks to all who helped in any way. It was lovely to see so many people who had left the village many years ago return to their roots and talk about old times. The Holy Week services (all at 7 p.m.) are Monday, April 14, Wallacestone; Tuesday, April 15, Polmont; Wednesday, April 16, Redding and Westquarter; Thursday, April 17, (Maundy Thursday), Brightons; Friday, April 18, Good Friday, Muiravonside. Anyone requiring the services of a minister, should contact the Reverend Cook on 01786 464128.