Brightons news from Thursday, January 22

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Step Forth

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

Parish Church

Last Sunday, the Minister, returned from a short break and led the worship at 11 a.m. assisted by Stephen Pearson who gave the children and youth address. During the service our thoughts and prayers were with the family and friends of Elizabeth (Betty) Hunter, who passed away last week. This Sunday, the minister will conduct the worship at 11.a.m. Tonight (Thursday) the Congregational Prayer Time takes place in the Small Hall at 7.45 p.m. The Guild will meet on Monday at 7.30 p.m. The speaker is Elspeth Reid and she will lead us in looking at this year’s topic ‘Learning how to Share’. A warm welcome is extended to all. Door duty this Sunday will be by Billy Rankine, Ian Lawson, Malcolm Lewis, Pat Paterson, Ian Huntley and Doug Maden. On crèche duty will be Gillian Beaton, Ray Heeps and Lesley Mann. The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service will be at the Church Halls on Monday, February 2 between 2-3.45 p.m. and 5.15-7.30 p.m.

Masonic News

On January 14, despite a bitterly cold night, 70 brethren and visitors including a deputation from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire signed the attendance register at Lodge Polmont’s first meeting of the New Year. Business of the evening was a first degree and presentation of 50 years’ diplomas to two well known brethren. Visitors were afforded a warm welcome by the Right Worshipful Master and asked to convey warm and fraternal greeting on their earliest return to their mother lodges. Bro Peter Neilson, RWM Lodge 391 Zetland, replied on behalf of all the visiting brethren. The next regular meeting of the Lodge will be on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. when the business of the evening will be minutes, accounts, ballot etc and a 2nd degree.

Whist Results

Results of the Brightons Whist and Dominoes this week are, Whist – 1= Esme McKenzie, Janette Duncan, 2 May McInally. Dominoes - 1 Richard Warwick, 2 Margaret Hunter. New members welcome, contact (01324) 714616.