A year before Lockdown the Beacon celebrated 25 years of providing an open door for chat and a light lunch to anybody and everybody looking for a bit of companionship or to meet up with friends. Soup, sandwiches and home baking were provided and served by an army of volunteers every Thursday in St Andrew Blackadder Church hall. Proceeds were given to many local charities and groups.

Then came lockdown but the good news is that the Beacon is open again to all. It is a bit different from before: the menu has been simplified, masks are to worn unless seated, waitress service only, fewer tables, more widely spaced and payment by donation. But it still has the same warm welcome, good food and friends old and new to chat to.

Do come along and give us a try. The Beacon is open each Thursday from 11am to 1pm in St Andrew Blackadder Church Hall.

The Beacon Service of approximately 20 minutes has also resumed and is held in the Chapel at 1pm.