Brightons news from Thursday,

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* Metafit

A metafit Falkirk class is on every Thursday at Brightons Community Hall 8.15 p.m. All welcome for more information call 07739718361.

Step Forth

Like to walk but not on your own? Want to get fit but don’t know where to start? Why not join our walking group and meet new friends. Walk leaves the Grange centre every Thursday at 10 a.m. We now have a new walk leader for this walk. If you would like more information call 01324-504556/504568 or email

Summer Playscheme

The Grange Centre has a four week programme starting Tuesday, July 8 for three days per week 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Weeks 1, 3 and 4 are Tuesday, Wednesday our Thursday and week 2 is Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. For ages 5 - 12. Fees per session are £4 for Centre members and £6 for non-members. To book in advance requires full payment. Lots of fun activities including Games, arts and crafts, outdoor play, gardening project, sports and much more. To book spaces please pop into the Grange Community Education Centre and collect a registration form. Or for more information call 01324 503830.

History Group

Maddiston & Rumford Local History Group meet today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. in Maddiston Community Centre, we are researching the history of the parish of Muiravonside and we would welcome anyone who has an interest in the area, so come on and join us. We were happy to be at the unveiling of the new War Memorial in Maddiston on Saturday and to this end a Roll of Honour for those from Maddiston, Rumford, and Craigs; Avonbridge (only part of this village is in our parish), Blackbraes, and Crosscroes; and Standburn and Muiravonside Landward, who died in the two World Wars has been compiled and is on view in Maddiston Community Centre, anyone wishing to view it is welcome to do so, just ask at the front desk

Parish Church

Last Sunday, the All Age Family Service was led by the leaders and the young people of the Sunday Schools, Triple S, Flaim and Wait for It, to mark the end the of the current session of these organisations. Judith Norton gave a review of the the last session. The theme throughout the service was “Awesome”. The Beginners Sunday sang God is Great, The Junior Sunday School did a short drama story. Triple S presented a video of their recent weekend away trip to Lendrick Muir. Flaim members led the prayer. Wait for It members in the youth band led the praise for Everything is awesome, Leona Glass from the Junior Sunday School led the prayer of dedication and Sarah Glass from Triple S read the lesson. Ewan Norton led the talk which included some responses from the young and not so young in the congregation to the meaning of awesome. The minister concluded the service with thanks to all for their participation and the benediction. This Sunday, the minister will lead the worship at the earlier time of 10.30 a.m. This is the start of the summer services which will continue at this time up to and including Sunday, August 17. The Summer Sunday School will commence this Sunday at 10.20 a.m. and continue until Sunday, August 10 for age 3 up to P3 and P 4 to P7. The crèche will continue to be available throughout the summer, again at 10.20 a.m. Tonight (Thursday) the Congregational Prayer Time will take place in the Small Hall at 7.45 p.m. Door duty this Sunday will be by Billy Rankine, Ian Lawson, Malcolm Lewis, Pat Paterson, Ian Huntley and Doug Maden. The crèche will be manned by Lorna Duke, Gillian Hunter and Joanne Kilpatrick.