Brightons news from Thursday, November 6

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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

Parish Church

Last Sunday, Reverend Murdo Campbell conducted worship and was assisted by Craig Smith who led the young peoples’ address. The monthly evening service at 6.30 p.m. in the Rankine Hall was led by the Community Outreach Team and the minister and included the showing of a DVD produced by Billy Graham’s own company to celebrate his 95th birthday. The recent collection of non-perishable food at the harvest service for the Falkirk Foodbank was a staggering 315.5 kgs. This Sunday the minister will lead the Remembrance Day Service at the earlier time of 10.45 a.m. The Senior Sections of our uniformed organisations will be on parade. We will also welcome to this service the 93rd Braes Scout Group. The Crèche, Sunday Schools (Beginners and Juniors) and Triple S will all meet at the earlier time of 10.35 a.m. The following Sunday (November 16) is the start of Guild Week and following the morning service the Guild invite all to a Soup and Pudding Lunch fundraiser to support two of the National Guild’s projects WEvoution and Comfort Rhwanda. There will also be an Unwanted Gifts and Craft Stall. Entrance is by donation. On Saturday the Discipleship group invites all who may wish to find out about the Alpha course to a Holy Spirit session with the current group completing the course. This will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Coffee, tea and soup and sandwiches will be available during this session. In the evening there will be a film night at 7 p.m. The film being shown is ‘God’s not dead’. Come along and enjoy fellowship together with of course tea and cakes. The Guild will meet on Monday at 7.30 p.m. Our speakers will be Megan Frew and Alistair McKay, teenagers from our church, who in the summer went as part of a World Challenge Group to Cambodia and Laos. We look forward to seeing and hearing about their trip. As always, the meeting is open to all. The Kirk Session will meet on Tuesday at 7.45 p.m. in the Rankine Hall and there will be a time for prayer prior to this meeting at 7.15 p.m. in the small hall. Door duty this Sunday will be by Jim Dick, Jean Cairns, Bill Cairns, Charles Maden, Liz McKellar and Craig Smith. The crèche will be manned by Sandra Blair, Dorothy Harris and Shirley Jenkins.

November Fayre

The Grange Community Education Centre is holding a Fayre on November 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost for your pitch is £5 plus a donation for our raffle. Lots of stalls with beautiful goods for sale, come along and see us. If this is something you would be interested in please contact the Grange Centre on (01324) 503830.

Whist Results

Results of the Brightons Whist and Dominoes this week are, Whist – 1 Cecil Ferguson, 2 Jean Brodie. Dominoes - 1 Richard Warwick, Bruce Huntley.

Masonic News

It has been a busy time in Lodge Polmont No 793 recently. On Sunday, October 19 the Lodge was a welcome “pit stop” for a squad of masonic cyclists who visited every Lodge in the Province of Stirlingshire to raise funds for Prostate Scotland. Final accounting has still to take place but a significant sum has been raised for this worthwhile cause. On Wednesday, October 22, brethren and visitors from eight sister lodges witnessed a fine working of the Third Degree by the RWM, John Curry, and his team. On the following Wednesday (October 29) there was again a good turnout of brethren and visitors to hear an interesting and thought-provoking lecture delivered in expert and entertaining fashion by Bro. Kevin Thompson, RWM of Lodge Coupar o’ Fife No 19. The next regular meeting of the Lodge, which is the AGM, will be held on Wednesday, November 12 at 7.15 p.m. when the business will be minutes, accounts, reports and a Second Degree. As ever a warm invitation is extended to all qualified brethren and visitors. The Lodge will again participate in the annual Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph in Polmont chuchyard on Sunday, November 9. For brethren wishing to attend, the service commences at 12.15 p.m.