Grangemouth news from Thursday, May 29

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KHR Service

The service on Sunday will be conducted by the Minister with Holy Communion being celebrated at the usual times of 11 a.m. and 6.15 p.m. Giving Day is also included in this service, please remember to bring along your envelopes. There is a Giving Day Lunch after the service. Tickets are £1 and available from Elspeth Irvine or Stuart Blackwood. The next Foodbank collection will be on Communion Sunday. There is a Congregational Board meeting on Thursday, June 5 at 7.30 p.m. Grangemouth Community Care Fun Day is on Saturday, June 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Kirk of the Holy Rood Church Hall, tickets cost £1 and are available from Liz Brown or Moira Gilliland. The Summer Walking Group is on every Tuesday. All walks leave from KHR car park at 6.30 p.m.

Summer Fair

Beancross Primary School is holding a fair on Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, nail bar, cake and candy, toys, books and dvds, bric-a-brac, café, J’Accesorize, Mays Nic-nacs, Victoria Bows, Nappy Cakes, Kim’ll Fuse it (Jewellery) and, weather permitting, Welly Wanging. Councillor David Balfour has agreed to join the janitor and get soaked for a good cause. Why not come along and have some fun. Admission Free.

Abbotsgrange Church

The Reverend Aftab Gohar will conduct the Communion service at 10.30 a.m. this Sunday. The Sunday School and ABC takes place as usual. Crèche facilities are available and tea and coffee will be served after worship. The minister is available for pastoral care after worship or can be contacted on (01324) 482109 or e-mail for more information.

Grangemouth Rotary

Upon being admitted to Rotary International each new member is invited to deliver a “My Job” talk. At last week’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Grangemouth recently inducted member Craig McEwan, now managing JD Rockets, formerly the Callendar Arms in Falkirk, did the needful under different circumstances than normal. Why? Because, for the past 21 years or so, when in a senior managerial position at the Leapark Hotel where the club meets he saw the members on a weekly basis. His interesting talk which embraced his career in hotel catering management, was delivered under the watchful eye of his new boss and member, Gary Horne. The vote of thanks was in the capable hands of club president Colin Bird. The club-sponsored P7 challenge was an oustanding success at Grangemouth Stadium last Friday.

Grangemouth RNLI

The Grangemouth Branch of RNLI would like to thank everyone who contributed to their buckets during the collections at the Tesco stores in the Central Retail Park and at Redding Road. They are delighted that the magnificent total of £2650 was collected over the weekend.

Rainbow Church

Grangemouth’s Rainbow House Spiritualist Church will be holding services at their South Shore Road premises tonight (Thursday) from 7.30 p.m. with guest medium Rachel Walker and on Sunday at 7.15 p.m. with guest Daphne Mason. Healing is available before both services from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A big thank you to all who supported Rainbow House Spiritual Church at its Come Dine With Us Event on May 17. A total of £1201 was raised.


There are walks leaving from the Community Education Unit, Grangemouth Sports Complex every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. If you or someone you know is having problems with their balance go along to the Wednesday walk where you will be shown mobility, strength and balance exercises (Otago). All walks are free and open to all abilities. For more information on any of the Step Forth walks contact (01324) 504556/504568 or email

Credit Union

Savings are safe with Falkirk District Credit Union and low cost loans are available once regular savings established. Anyone who lives or works in the area within the boundary of Falkirk Council can join, junior savers welcome. For details on how to join please phone 01324 473695, visit the website or pop into the main office at 4 Station Road, Grangemouth which is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and every Thursday 6.30-8 p.m.