Monthly Archives: September 2015

Richard Grosse – Installation as Canon 20th September 2015

Richard Grosse, our Rector, was installed as a Canon of St Ninian’s Cathedral in Perth on 20th September 2015.

Richard's installation as canon of Perth Cathedral

At a very moving evensong service, Richard’s sister, Lorna, who had flown up from London especially for the service, read the second lesson.

20th September is also St Ninian’s day and a special cake was commissioned to celebrate both events.Loran Grosse SAM_0362

 

Richard's cakeThe service was very well attended with members of St Mary’s and St Andrew’s (Callander) attending.  The singing was wonderful and all at the cathedral were very welcoming.Lorna Grosse SAM_0365

Rectors Bulletin week ending 27th September

Notices for week beginning Monday 21st September

Headlines

Callander Open Doors 12th and 13th September

Thank you to everyone who helped and supported this venture. The floral displays were magnificent and the memorabilia displayed for the occasion created interest. Those who supplied the refreshments did a wonderful job. The inclement weather was against us on the Saturday, but other local organizations involved told a similar story. Sunday though brought a pleasing number to St Andrew’s. Now we look forward to next weekend and our part in the Railway Festival (see below)

 Refugee Crisis (see seperate post on this website)

The co-ordinator for the Linkage, Anne Winther writes ‘Can you please pass on many thanks from CalAid who were thrilled by the donations that were made by the congregation last week. Approximately 14 bags were delivered to the depot near Holyrood Edinburgh this week. Collection is still continuing (collection point St Mary’s Church Room), but the list has changed and is now much broader (see below). If any member of St Mary’s is visiting central Edinburgh by car on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon over the next month, please could they consider whether they could ferry a car full of donations to the CalAid drop-off depot is open every Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 7pm at Studio 24 24-26 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DP?’

Harvest Supper

If you have not done so already, could you please respond to Evelyn or Fiona (see below)

Notices for this week

Tuesday 22nd September

Callander Vestry meets.  The agenda should now be in the hands of Vestry Members.

Wednesday 23rd September 

Ember Day

10.00 Callander

Luke 9:1-6

19.30 St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA

Love God, Love God’s World 

WHY CHRISTIANS CARE FOR CREATION 

With speakers including:

The Most Rev David Chillingworth

Bishop of Dunkeld, St Andrew’s and Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church

Sally Foster Fulton

Convenor of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland

Philppa Bonella

Head of Communications and Education at the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

The Rev John Humphreys

Synod Moderator of the United Reformed Church in Scotland

Thursday 24 September 2015 9.00am – 9.00pm

As the refugee crisis continues to escalate, many in our congregations are growing increasingly concerned, and are wondering what we might do. In response to this, many of the Cathedrals of the SEC are holding events at the end of September to mark their solidarity with those who are suffering at this time as a result of this crisis. For our part, St. Ninian’s Cathedral will be hosting a Day of Prayer and Action from 9am to 9pm on Thursday 24 September. The day will begin with a service of Holy Communion at 9am, in which all in the diocese are invited to take part.

Saturday 26th September and Sunday 27th September 11.00 – 16.30

Callander Railway Anniversary Weekend

September 2015 will be the 50th anniversary of the landslide at Glen Ogle that effectively closed the railway line known as the Callander to Oban Railway. The railway was crucial to the growth of Callander as a tourist centre. The Festival aims to celebrate this railway heritage and the legacy left behind. The Festival will be held at the following venues

Platform 1 Station Road Car Park

Display of period vehicles

5’’ gauge miniature railway

Platform 2 St Andrews

O Gauge Railway Display and ‘Railfuture Scotland’ which was recently involved in the reinstatement of the Borders Railway will be present: who knows, Callander might yet be served by rail again!

Platform 3 St Kessogs

‘Life in Victorian Callander’

The Clanranald Trust presents a Victorian Market in the Square together with a photo exhibition

Platform 4 Callander Kirk Hall

More photos and displays with book and DVD stalls.

Platform 5

Hamilton Toy Museum ‘ A hundred years of railway and other toys’ including the Museum’s garden railway weather permitting.

For further information see www.callandercdt.co.uk

Saturday 26th September

Lucy Moore of Messy Church fame is coming to our diocese to lead a one day workshop.  This workshop is not about Messy Church per se, but will explore how to be church for families with young children, and worship in all-age contexts.  We will explore themes of children’s spirituality, the unique ministry and worship needs of families, and how to think about making the experience of church welcoming to families with children.  Lucy is an internationally known presenter, worship leader, and author, and has influenced thousands of churches globally in their ministry with children and families. Location Crieff, St Columba’s, Perth Road, Crieff, PH7 3EB. Contact Thomas Brauer – Diocesan Missioner missioner@standrews.anglican.org

Sunday  27th September 2015  Trinity 17

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29

Jas. 5:13-20

Mark 9:38-50

11.15 Aberfoyle

Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29

Jas. 5:13-20

Mark 9:38-50

Wednesday 30th September 2015

10.00 Callander

Luke 9:57-end

Future Notices

Friday 2nd October

Linkage Harvest Supper

Harvest supper and Quiz will be held at 19.30 at St Andrew’s Hall. If you are able to attend, please contact Evelyn Nicolson 01877 330436 or Fiona Gibson 01877 331508 email fionagibson20@btinternet.com to notify your intention to come and what you might be able to contribute. The information required by Evelyn and Fiona is set out below. Alternatively, there are paper forms in both churches. Could you please be in touch by Friday 25th September to assist with planning?

 

It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people.

 

 

FOR CONVENIENCE PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN CROCKERY CUTLERY AND GLASSES

Saturday 3rd October

St Andrew’s The wedding of Stacey Adamson to Chris Brown

Sunday 4th October

1o.oo St Andrew’s

11.15 St Mary’s followed by an Extraordinary Meeting of St Mary’s Vestry

Saturday 28th November

2015 is a crucial year in the fight against climate change. This December, world leaders will meet at the UN climate talks in Paris to negotiate an international deal to limit global warming.

A fair and ambitious agreement is vital, but whatever is agreed in Paris, it won’t encompass everything needed to reduce global emissions and help those in poorer countries who are already affected by the impacts of the changing climate. At the same time as pushing hard for the best deal possible in Paris, we must also keep up the pressure at national, regional, local and community levels: where change is actually put into practice.

Join hundreds of thousands of people in capital cities around the world including Edinburgh marching for climate action as the UN climate talks in Paris begin.

News of all eco congregation matters can be found at www.ecocongregationscotland.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Mary’s collect for aid to the refugees – revised notes and needs

Refugee Crisis

The co-ordinator for the Linkage, Anne Winther writes ‘Can you please pass on many thanks from CalAid who were thrilled by the donations that were made by the congregation last week. Approximately 14 bags were delivered to the depot near Holyrood Edinburgh this week. Collection is still continuing (collection point St Mary’s Church Room), but the list has changed and is now much broader (see below). If any member of St Mary’s is visiting central Edinburgh by car on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon over the next month, please could they consider whether they could ferry a car full of donations to the CalAid drop-off depot is open every Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 7pm at Studio 24 24-26 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DP?’

Guidance notes from the Cal Aid website.

Please read the lists of accepted donations below carefully before posting questions or making a drop-off, and please ensure donations are clean and in usable condition.  The list will be updated regularly as circumstances change, and if there is an item we are not collecting there is good reason for it.

No prior appointment is required for smaller loads, but for anybody coming with larger loads, please get in touch in advance so that we can ensure that we can accommodate you. Please don’t turn up out with the opening hours.

For monetary donations, please see our Crowd Funding page; fund raising is vital to the continuation of the project:https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/calaid-edinburgh

We ask that nobody contact us directly at the moment unless urgent while we catch up on admin and launch our new website and email address. For those who have written or called, we aim to reply to everyone as quickly as we can. Please read on for further information about the project and thank you all for your continued support!

We are a not-for-profit international humanitarian aid project working to help bring vital supplies and support to the displaced refugees across Europe, and also to challenge the largely negative and often false information being spread through the mainstream media. We wish to educate, to raise awareness and to support equality for all, because every body has the right to a basic quality of life.

We are collecting items of all kinds, and contributions towards transportation and distribution where possible, from a drop-off point. With summer swiftly coming to an end and plummeting temperatures fast approaching, many items are more vital than ever. Below are listed just some of the things most needed and items that are currently not being collected:

NOT COLLECTING
– Women’s sanitary pads
– Babies’ clothing
– Nappies, baby wipes
– Sheets and pillows
– Suits and formal dresses or shoes

CURRENTLY COLLECTING

– Large cardboard/plastic boxes, parcel tape, bin liners, labels and other items that can used for packaging donations.

– Men’s practical clothing, including warm jackets, waterproofs, trousers, belts, socks and underwear. In particular smaller sizes are more commonly required for all, so size small – medium is most useful, and bear in mind that winter is fast approaching. Please also remember that the European camps are populated largely by men, so men’s clothing and shoe’s are in much higher demand. We are collecting some women’s and children’s practical, warm clothing too, but priority is men’s.

– Men’s, women’s and children’s practical shoes (trainers and walking boots, not flip-flops, town shoes or dress shoes). Again, men’s shoes are in far greater demand.

– Gloves, scarves and hats.

– Backpacks and travel bags (suitcases are less appropriate but still useful).

– Tents, tarpaulins, sleeping bags, camp beds, sleeping mats, blankets and towels (please ensure that all are in a clean and usable condition)

– Candles, matches, torches and batteries, wind-up torches, head torches or other equipment that can be used for light.

– Basic toiletries such as hand sanitiser, soap, toothpaste, wash cloths, toothbrushes, tissues, razors and shaving foam.

– Vitamins, medicine and basic first aid supplies like plasters, bandages, antiseptic creams and over-the-counter painkillers.

– Dry, packaged and tinned food that is easily transportable and won’t quickly expire. Pulses and grains such as lentils and rice are much appreciated, and products that do not contain gelatine or pork are important.

– Camping stoves, pots, pans and utensils.

– Smart phones with sim cards, and European adaptors.

– Books in varying languages, including dictionaries and educational books.

Also, think about attaching notes, cards or letters to your donations, messages of hope and acceptance, reminders that there are people who care! Think of what many of these people are going through, and what comfort kind words and gestures can bring.

 

Donations to Anne Winther please – contact her direct for any queries.

 

Its not too late to help !!

Richard Grosse – Induction as Canon – 20th September

Richard Grosse, our Rector, is to be inducted as a Canon of Perth Cathedral at the evensong service tomorrow, 20th September.

The service starts at 4.30 pm and we are invited to tea afterwards.

It would be really wonderful if as  many of the congregation could come to the service to support Ricard and Melanie at this significant event.

Pew Leaflet Sunday 6th september 2015

Sunday 6th September 2015  Trinity 14

HYMNS:   A&M 192, CG 16, CG 78, A&M 125.

READINGS: Isaiah 35: 4—7a (P.719); James 2: 1—10, 14—17

(P 1214); John 12: 20.

 

Future Notices

Monday 7th September

Monday Club at Gartmore House. For more senior members of St. Mary’s parish. Arrive at 11.00 for tea and coffee, followed by entertainment and lunch costing £3.50 . Transport available.

Further details contact Richard.

Saturday 12th September 10.00—16.00 and 11.00—16.00 Sunday 13th September.

St. Andrews Open Doors weekend. Callander Chimes will perform in the church at 11.00 and at midday. Hopefully Callander Brass will be there in the afternoon. Refreshments will be served all day. Booklets for the weekend are now available in both churches.

 Tuesday 15th September

Dunblane Area Council meets at St. Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan. The speaker is the Revd. Thomas Brauer, Diocesan Missioner ‘ Our Mission in Christ: imaginative understanding and creative practice for mission’.

 Sunday 20th September

16.30 St. Ninian’s Cathedral Perth

Richard will be installed as Synod Clerk and Canon of the

Cathedral during evensong.

Wednesday 23rd September

WHY CHRISTIANS CARE FOR CREATION

At St. Andrew’s and St. George’s West, George St.

Edinburgh EH2 2PA.

Speakers: Most Rev. David Chillingworth

Sally Foster Fulton

Philippa Bonella

The Rev. John Humphreys

 

Further details and full programme to follow.

 

Friday 2nd October

Linkage Harvest Supper

Harvest supper and Quiz will be held at 19.30 at St. Andrew’s Hall. If you are able to attend, please contact Evelyn Nicolson 01877 330436 or Fiona Gibson 01877 331508

fionagibson20@btinternet.com to notify your intention to come and what you might be able to contribute.

Alternatively there are paper forms in both churches.

Could you please be in touch by Friday 25th September to

assist with planning?

 

 


 

To New Zealand in 1887 Stopping at Colombo

(A bit of family history)

 

My great-grandfather decided to undertake a round the World Trip starting in October 1887 and going from Burnley in Lancashire to New Zealand and coming home by Cape Horn.

Obviously he survived the trip because I have a copy of his   diary of that trip; unfortunately the bit from Cape Horn back to Burnley is missing. But on November 2nd the boat docked at Colombo . This is an excerpt from his diary and I quote as he wrote – spelling and all.

“I got up early it being only 5-15 when I went on deck. It was not yet light but there seemed to be plenty of life and noise. About 6 o’clock we had a very heavy shower of rain . After it began to be light the money changers began to come on board and the market price seemed to be 14 Rupees for a shilling.

After breakfast we got onto a boat for the shore and had to pay sixpence each. We got a guide to take us round his pay was to be 4 shillings. Then we had a Carriage and his price was one Rupee for the first hour and a quarter rupee for every hour afterwards. We had a round of about three hours we saw the Prison and a large number of prisoners. Then past the Barracks some of the Highlanders were Stationed here We next visited the Museum and Cinnamon Gardens Buddees Temple and the Native part of the Town, I bought 1lb of Tobacco for 1/6 and we paid for lunch two rupees each which we thought rather too much. I never saw anything nicer than the Trees and flowers They are all so different to what we have at home If it was not for the hot weather it would be a perfect Paradee. Everything seems to grow as fast as they want   it. There is the coconut , the Bananas the bread fruit and Melons without number and you can buy then as cheap as you like. They have a lot of rain and the temperature is seldom under 90 degrees I never saw anything so grand and can never see anything nicer. In the native Part of the town the Houses are chiefly made from Bamboo and thatched with a kind of reed grass. They have open fronts and as a rule are very dirty. Some of the natives are very nice and some are very ugly a number of the children are naked and look very happy but some of the older people look careworn and tired of life. There are a great number of Bullocks working in very rude carts and wagons They are very small and have a hump on the shoulder. They seem to work very well and take great loads for their sizes. These carts and wagons are of the most primitive kind They are covered with a kind of matting made of thick grass or reeds. The men principally were doing the washing For heavy articles the kick them on a lump of wood or stone this style of washing must wear the things very fast. They come to the ship to pick up the dirty cloths and bring them back from 1/6 to 2/- per doz. articles. When we got back to the ship Ada had a very bad headache I think it must have been on account of the heat I was measured for two suits of cotton as well as a sleeping suit called Pajummies. For the lot I had to pay 24/- . Mr Smith from London got Drunk today and fell into the sea when he was getting off the boat but was soon got out. We should have set sail at eight P.M. but on account of a steam pipe not coming to hand it was Midnight after waiting till 11-30 I went to bed and did not hear the engine start. “

A church parade was held aboard the ship every Sunday.

(The diary continues until June 1888 when he is nearing Cape Horn but sadly, as I have said, the diary from here is missing) As far as possible the spelling and forms of words and mis-spellings as used by my great grandfather, come from his text. All hand-written!

Times have changed!!

 

 

St Mary’s collect for Syrian Refugees

Anne Winther is organising a collection of items for Syrian refugees amongst St Mary’s congregation to be delivered in due course to one of the central Scotland collection depots. The Church Room will be the interim collection point and delivery is via Richard

 

Requests for donations are as follows:

– Men’s warm jackets and waterproofs size small-medium, underwear and socks. Men’s belts and trousers and jeans size 28-32. The ratio of men to women in the camps is 10:1 and there are currently few children.
– Men’s shoes size UK 7-9, EU size 41-43
– Men’s gloves, scarves and hats.
– Tents, tarpaulins, sleeping bags, camp beds, sleeping mats, blankets and towels.
– Candles, matches, torches and batteries, wind-up torches, head torches or other equipment that can be used for light.
– Basic toiletries such as hand sanitiser, bars of soap, toothpaste, wash cloths, toothbrushes, tissues, razors and shaving foam.
– Vitamins, medicine and basic first aid supplies like plasters, bandages, antiseptic creams, over-the-counter painkillers and generic antibiotics.
– Dry, packaged and tinned food that is easily transportable and won’t quickly expire. Pulses and grains such as lentils and rice are much appreciated, and products that do not contain gelatine or pork are important.
– Camping stoves, pots, pans and utensils.
– Smart phones with sim cards, and European adaptors.
– Books in varying languages, including French and English dictionaries and educational books.
Also, think about attaching notes, cards or letters to your donations, messages of hope and acceptance, reminders that there are people who care! Think of what many of these people are going through, and what comfort kind words and gestures can bring.