Bonnybridge news from Thursday, December 11

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Carol Service

For the past 30 years Bonnybridge has hosted an open air carol service come wind, rain or snow in the Memorial Park. This year will see a two part programme held on Friday, December 19 at 7.15 p.m. The first part will be the children’s with carols and hopefully a special guest arriving. The second part will remember the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One with candles being lit for every name on the memorial - with Provost Reid lighting the first candle on behalf of the community, then members of the community lighting a candle for every man remembered. Father Dow of St Joseph’s and the Rev. MacDonald of St Helens Parish Church will conduct the service. It is hoped people from all areas of the district will come along and join in the true meaning of Christmas.

Parish Church

A warm welcome is extended to everyone to join the third Sunday in advent and gift giving service at Bonnybridge St Helen’s at 11 a.m. Gifts can be marked for a boy or girl and will be donated to Aberlour Trust. Prayer Time is open to all and takes place in the vestry at 10.30 a.m.

Citizens Advice

Denny and Dunipace Citizens Advice Bureau provides an information and advice service at Bonnybridge Community Centre each Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you would like an appointment to speak to a CAB Adviser, please call Bonnybridge Community Centre on (01324) 503290.

Masonic News

There was a large turnout of members and visitors at the regular meeting held in Lodge Dolphin No. 911 on Thursday, December 4. One candidate received the second degree from the RWM Brother Craig Lamont and his team. The next meeting will be the installation of office-bearers at 7.15 p.m. prompt on Thursday, December 18. Members should note that the meeting scheduled for January 1 has been moved to 7.30 p.m. on Friday, January 9 when it will be a third degree by Cumbernauld St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 199.

Braveheart Walks

Bonnybridge walkers leave from the Royal Hotel at 10.30 a.m. You have a choice of an hour walk or a slower 30 minute walk amongst many marvelous paths. Come along and meet our Walk Leaders and some welcoming faces, where you can enjoy a chat over tea and cake in the cafe afterwords. For more information call (01324) 673703.

Buggy Group

The Bonny strollers buggy group meet every Friday 1.15 p.m. at Bonnybridge Health Centre. All welcome. All walks are free. For more information call (01324) 504556 or email