Brightons news from Thursday, April 17

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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 e-mail

Whist Results

Results of the Brightons Whist and Dominoes this week are, Whist – 1 Isobel Bennie, 2 Hilda Cameron. No dominoes results this week.

Parish Church

Last Sunday the minister, Reverend Murdo Campbell, led the worship at 11 a.m. and was assisted in delivering the Palm Sunday young peoples’ address by Andy Gillespie and James Falconer. During the service our thoughts and prayers were with Ewan and Judith Norton following the sudden death of Ewan’s mother earlier in the week. This Sunday, Brent Haywood will conduct the Easter Sunday Family Service at 11 a.m. There will be no Sunday Schools or Triple S, but there will be a crèche at the usual time of 10.50 a.m. Prior to the worship there will be an Easter Celebration Breakfast in the Rankine Hall from 9 - 10.15 a.m. Following the schools returning after the Easter break, on Tuesday the Pre-5’s will meet at their usual times of 9.45 a.m. and 1 p.m. and the Boys’ Brigade Anchor Boys will meet at 6.15 p.m. The Art Group will meet as usual on Monday (April 21) and this will be their last formal meeting this session. 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 Gillian Beaton, Joanne Kilpatrick and Nancy Lees.

Masonic News

A large deputation from The Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire led by the WPGM Depute, Bro. Alistair Marshall, paid their annual visit to Lodge Polmont No 793 on Wednesday, April 9 where they saw a fine working of the Third Degree. The next meeting of the Lodge is the final one before the summer recess and the business of the evening will be minutes, accounts, ballot and the Commutation Fund motion and the degree will be a Mark. All brethren and visitors welcome.

Helix Walks

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