Notices for the week beginning 16th March 2020


Linkage Policy

1.      The sharing of the Peace at St Mary’s will only be shared verbally.    Thereafter, any other salutation will be at the attendee’s discretion.

2.     Communion. The administration of Communion will continue, but the precise form of receiving will be at the discretion of the communicant.  

The options are:


  1. To decline communion and remain in the pew during administration.
  2. To receive ‘a non-contact’ priest’s blessing instead of Communion. A service book held in the hand will indicate this choice.
  3. To receive communion in the form of the wafer only. Communion received in both kinds, being the bread and the wine has always been an important part of Anglican practice.  In the present circumstances, there may be concern that receiving bread alone is somehow disrespectful or lacking in some regard. Church teaching is that as Christ is indivisible, he can still be received in all fullness by the bread alone.  
  4. All decisions taken will be respected. Please be assured that strict hygiene continues to be observed by those preparing elements both before and after the service.

 Easter Lily Fund

The Lily fund in both churches is now open



Luna, Roger or Sandra.


Juliet Edmonstone

David Miller

Wednesday 18th March

10.00 Callander

Matt. 5. 17-19

Sunday 22nd March

Lent 4

Mothering Sunday


Merciful Lord,

absolve your people from their offences,

that through your bountiful goodness

we may all be delivered from the chains of those sins

which by our frailty we have committed;

grant this, heavenly Father,

for Jesus Christ’s sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

1. Sam. 16.1-13

Eph. 5.8-14

John 9.1-41

11.15 Aberfoyle

1. Sam. 16.1-13

Eph. 5.8-14

John 9.1-41

Wednesday 25th March

10.00 Callander

Luke 1.26-38

Future Notices:

Saturday 28th March

11.00 – 13.00 St Ninians Cathedral Perth

Our Digital Church

This course is with the Digital Missioner of Glasgow and Galloway Diocese with the aim of improving the skills of those who look after the online presence of their churches. A step by step guide of best practices will be followed by a question and answer session. Booking via the Diocesan Office (01738 443173) please.

Holy Week and Easter Services

Monday 6th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Tuesday 7th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Wednesday 8th April

19.30 Devotion at Callander Kirk

Maundy Thursday 9th April

11.00 Chrism Mass at Perth Cathedral

19.30 at St Andrews Devotion ‘In Remembrance’

Good Friday 10th April

10.30 Devotion at St Mary’s

12.00 Devotion at St Andrews

Easter Day 12th April 

Holy Communion

8.00 St Anthony Balfron

10.00 St Andrew’s

11.15 St Mary’s

Saturday 13th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair 12 noon to 16.00

The annual Summer Fair takes place in the Information Office, Main Street, Aberfoyle. Please suggest to anyone you think might be interested in taking a table. Further details from Susan Forsyth.

 Our campaign to assist Start Up Stirling is ongoing to allow contributions of the following items to be delivered to the tray in church on any Sunday. Thank you to all who contribute.

Tinned meat/fish/veg/beans, soup/fruit

Dried foods

Ready meals

Cooking sauces

Breakfast cereals

UHT milk




Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.