Brightons this week!

Brightons this week!

Here are a few highlights of what’s coming up this week at Brightons Parish Church:

  • The Guild – Monday 20th January 2pm – come to hear one person’s life story…honest, real, powerful.
  • Sunday evening we have our monthly evening service at 6.30pm. Jim Cowan is preaching and there will be a time of prayer within the service where you can sit quietly in the pews or use the prayer stations around the sanctuary!

For information on the wider activities of Brightons Parish Church, download the weekly news sheet from the “Sermons” page, or click here.

You can access a copy of the news about the Falkirk Presbytery Plan on the “Sermons” page as well.

Being Intergenerational

Being Intergenerational

At Brightons Parish Church we’re trying to become truly “intergenerational”. It’s not straightforward and it’s not easy. As we work on this we will have successes and sometimes it will be less successful however, with prayer and being open to God’s leading, we will continue to make progress! For some more ideas, check out this link:

Congregational Accounts

Congregational Accounts

Last Sunday (31st March 2019) we held our Annual Business Meeting and the accounts were presented for 2018. Click here to download these – the narrative will give you a flavour of what happened last year and the accounts the financial needs of our congregational to support our “ministry of reconciliation” (see sermon for 31st March 2019 for more info – click here).

Easter Fun Day – Sat. April 20

Easter Fun Day - Sat. April 20

Come and join us at our Easter Fun Day, which takes place in the church on Saturday April 20.

It promises fun for all the family. Drop in any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to explore the Easter Story through lots of activities. Crafts, egg-speriments, egg rolling, treasure hunt, Lego challenge, baby play, prayer garden, computer game and more…..

Spiritual Temperaments

Spiritual Temperaments

On Sunday 17th March, Scott spoke about knowing our spiritual temperaments so that we can know more of our crucified and glorious Saviour, Jesus Christ. For some general info on spiritual temperaments, click here. This is based on the book ‘Spiritual Pathways’ by Gary Thomas.

If you would like to take the quiz Scott spoke about, you can download by clicking here.

If you would like the description of the temperaments, you can download that here too.

If you would like some ideas of how to “lean in” to your temperaments, you can download that here as well.

Sermons now online!

Sermons now online!

Thanks to our able Communications Team and the four young people who have joined them (to help edit the Sunday audio – thanks Adam, Aidan, Jack and Stuart!), we now have the first two sermons up from Rev. Scott Burton, our new minister – more to follow!

The sermons are accessible via the “Sermons” tab at the top, or via this link:

This continues the series in the early chapters of the Book of Acts, so do listen to Scott’s sermon as Sole Nominee, which started the series.

Vacancy Update – Result of Congregational Vote on November 18th

Vacancy Update - Result of Congregational Vote on November 18th

On Sunday 18th November at the 11.00 am Service, Rev Scott Burton preached as Sole Nominee. The sermon that Scott preached can be found at After the service, the congregation voted 204 to 12 in favour of calling Scott to be our new Minister.

Scott was delighted to accept and, accordingly he is now the Minister Elect for Brightons Parish Church. This will be Scott’s first charge having just completed his probation at Aberlady linked with Gullane.

From now until Monday 3rd December, the congregation has the opportunity to sign the call for Scott, indicating our support for him going forward. The call will be available on Sundays 25th November and 2nd December but will also be available to sign in the Small Hall during the week as and when organisations are meeting.

There is much still to do regarding the arrangements for Scott’s ordination and induction but, for now, we give thanks to God for this clear call and we continue to lay all the arrangements into His hands.