Monthly Archives: July 2016

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 25th July 2016

Notices for the week beginning 25th July

For your prayers

 Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.

Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing treatment.

Those preparing to be married in Linkage churches during the coming months

For those on holiday that they might find rest and refreshment

 

Wednesday 26th July 2016

10.00 Callander

Matt. 13:44-46

 Sunday 31st July –  The tenth Sunday after Trinity

God of glory,
the end of our searching,
help us to lay aside
all that prevents us from seeking your kingdom,
and to give all that we have
to gain the pearl beyond all price,
through our Saviour Jesus Christ.

 Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Eccles.1:2,12-14;2:18-23

Col. 3:1-11

Luke 12:13-21

 11.15 Aberfoyle

The Annual Camp service of the Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade.

Eccles.1:2,12-14;2:18-23

Col. 3:1-11

Luke 12:13-21

 

Preacher and co-celebrant: The Revd Jack Hemsworth

 

John Corbishley, a Commanding Officer of the Brigade writes: ‘The Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade is this year celebrating its 125th anniversary since the formation of the CLB on 11th November 1891.  We have also been involved this year in many commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme where the CLB suffered many hundreds of deaths and casualties.  Throughout many years and many conflicts the CLB members were awarded 22 Victoria Crosses.  We are incredibly proud of our heritage.  

 

As the Manchester Regiment of the CL&CGB we will be parading our colours through Manchester in October at our Regimental Parade to celebrate our 125 years.  We are also delighted to be back in Aberfoyle where we have been holding our Regimental camp for nearly 30 years.  We have made many friends here, are delighted to be parading in Aberfoyle and sharing the Eucharist with you all.  As we bring a 3rd generation of our members to the Dounans we hope to be returning for many years.  Thank you all for the welcome we have received and continue to receive’  

 

Wednesday 3rd August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 15:21-28

11.30 Killearn

Matt. 15:21-28


Future Notices

 Tuesday 9th August

17.00 Fellowship Group meets at Barbara’s home 7 Spinner Street Balfron

Sunday 21 August 2016

 St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series

Commencing 15.00

Pure Brass Andrew Connell-Smith Trumpet Iain Archibald Trumpet Chris Gough French Horn Chris Mansfield Trombone Danielle Price Tuba Pure Brass are one of the UK’s most established brass quintets and will entertain with a kaleidoscopic programme covering music from the Baroque to the contemporary.

Saturday 27th August

St Mary’s

The wedding of Cara Denholm to Craig Duff

Saturday 10th September

St Mary’s Blessing of Marriage

St Andrew’s Wedding

Sunday 11th September

St Andrew’s

14.00 – 16.00 Stirling Council Open Doors weekend

Monday 12th September

Service of Renewal of Wedding Vows

Tuesday 13th September

Area Council meets at Auchterarder

Saturday 17th September

Casting the Net Gathering at Perth Cathedral

Details and Booking Form to follow

Sunday 18th September

St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series

15.00 Music for Trumpet, Soprano and Organ Ann Archibald former Principal Soprano, Scottish Opera Iain Muirhead former Principal Trumpet, Scottish Opera Liam Devlin organist Pollokshields Parish church Programme will include music by Handel, Bach and Scarlatti.

Saturday 24th September

St Andrews

The wedding of Leanne Stevenson to Wayne Johnson

Friday 7th October

St Andrew’s

Linkage Harvest Supper

Sunday 9th October

Harvest Festivals

Sunday 16 October

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

15.00 Ecclesiastical Heraldry Illustrated talk by Elizabeth Roads, LVO, FSA, FSA (Scot), Snawdoun Herald of Arms. Ecclesiastical heraldry is literally woven into the fabric of all of Scotland’s main-stream churches, particularly the Roman Catholic Church. You do not need to be an expert on heraldry, or ecclesiastical matters, to learn something of this colourful subject, which will give an insight to many of Scotland’s buildings, not just churches.

Saturday 12th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

 Sunday 13th November

Armistice Sunday

Sunday 20 November 2016

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

3pm The Kentigern Quartet

Barbara Downie violin Feargus Hetherington violin Nicola Boag viola Jessica Kerr cello Programme to include Beethoven, Ravel and Mendlessohn.

Sunday 27th November

Callander Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service

Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service

Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

Commencing 15.00

Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 18th July 2016

Notices for the week beginning 18th July

Headlines


St Andrew’s

 Parish Trip

The trip to Dunkeld Cathedral and Birnam attracted a record number of participants and was accompanied by warm sunshine.  Our thanks to Hilary Gunkel, the organizer whose skill ensured the day ran smoothly and enjoyably

Church Garden

An anonymous person continues to devote labour and love to the grounds at St Andrew’s to the extent that it has never looked better. Thank you for all that has been done.

 Alistair and Mary Barclay

With great sadness yesterday St Andrew’s bade what is hoped in only ‘au revoir’ to Alistair and Mary who over the past years have been a tower of strength to St Andrews in any number of ways. Our thanks for their service and friendship and best wishes for their move north later this week.


St Mary’s

Third at Three concert series.

The first of these was held yesterday afternoon when an encouraging number came to listen to Gallic music performed by Feis Fhorit. The remainder of this season’s concerts are noted in this issue of the bulletin: please transfer these dates to your diary now! Thank toy Elizabeth, Mary-Clare and Christopher for your vision and enthusiasm.

The Linkage – paper copies

The Bulletin is transmitted by email to save costs. Inevitably those without computers can often be devoid of news. Thanks to Amanda and Sandra, paper copies are distributed weekly around St Andrew’s parish. From this Sunday onwards copies will be found at St Mary’s. Please make this generally known and take a copy for anyone you feel might benefit.

For your prayers

Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.

Those preparing to be married in Linkage churches during the coming months

For those on holiday that they might find rest and refreshment

For Walter Hall and his family following the death of his mother, Brenda

Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July

11.00 to 16.00 Port of Menteith Church

A Festival of Flowers

Entrance by donation

Produce Stall

Saturday 23rd July at St Mary’s

The wedding of Fiona Brown to William Findlay

 

Sunday 24th July The ninth Sunday of Trinity

Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
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

Gen. 18:20-32

Col. 2:6-15

Luke 11:1-13

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 18:20-32

Col. 2:6-15

Luke 11:1-13

 

Wednesday 26th July 2016

10.00 Callander

Matt. 13:44-46

 

Future Notices

 

Sunday 31st July

St Mary’s

The Annual Camp service of the Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade

 

Sunday 21 August 2016

 St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series

Commencing 15.00

Pure Brass Andrew Connell-Smith Trumpet Iain Archibald Trumpet Chris Gough French Horn Chris Mansfield Trombone Danielle Price Tuba Pure Brass are one of the UK’s most established brass quintets and will entertain with a kaleidoscopic programme covering music from the Baroque to the contemporary.

Saturday 27th August

St Mary’s

The wedding of Cara Denholm to Craig Duff

Saturday 10th September

St Mary’s Blessing of Marriage

St Andrew’s Wedding

Sunday 11th September

St Andrew’s

14.00 – 16.00 Stirling Council Open Doors weekend

Monday 12th September

Service of Renewal of Wedding Vows

Tuesday 13th September

Area Council meets at Auchterarder

Saturday 17th September

Casting the Net Gathering at Perth Cathedral

Details and Booking Form to follow

Sunday 18th September

St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series

15.00 Music for Trumpet, Soprano and Organ Ann Archibald former Principal Soprano, Scottish Opera Iain Muirhead former Principal Trumpet, Scottish Opera Liam Devlin organist Pollokshields Parish church Programme will include music by Handel, Bach and Scarlatti.

Saturday 24th September

St Andrews

The wedding of Leanne Stevenson to Wayne Johnson

Friday 7th October

St Andrew’s

Linkage Harvest Supper

Sunday 9th October

Harvest Festivals

Sunday 16 October

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

15.00 Ecclesiastical Heraldry Illustrated talk by Elizabeth Roads, LVO, FSA, FSA (Scot), Snawdoun Herald of Arms. Ecclesiastical heraldry is literally woven into the fabric of all of Scotland’s main-stream churches, particularly the Roman Catholic Church. You do not need to be an expert on heraldry, or ecclesiastical matters, to learn something of this colourful subject, which will give an insight to many of Scotland’s buildings, not just churches.

Saturday 12th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 13th November

Armistice Sunday

Sunday 20 November 2016

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

3pm The Kentigern Quartet

Barbara Downie violin Feargus Hetherington violin Nicola Boag viola Jessica Kerr cello Programme to include Beethoven, Ravel and Mendlessohn.

Sunday 27th November

Callander Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service

Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service

 Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

Commencing 15.00

Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.

Linkage Bulletin for the week beginning 11th July

 Notices for the week beginning 11th July

Headlines

Feis Fhiort play at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th July

The performers writeA Fèis is an opportunity for people to come together and celebrate the Gaelic arts: song, dance and traditional music on a wide range of instruments. In Gaelic ‘Fèis Fhoirt’ translates as ‘Forth Festival’ (pronounced faysh orsht), and we are the 43rd member of Scotland’s ever-growing Fèis movement, ‘Fèisean nan Gàidheal’. Through the Fèis we aim to keep the music, song and dance of the Scottish Gaelic tradition accessible and fun!’

Tickets are £10 from concerts0310@yahoo.co.uk

Callander and Trossachs Summer Festival 16th – 31st July     

including music, film, crafts and exhibitions

Details at www.callandercdt.org.uk

 


For your prayers

Amanda and Michael Smith following the loss of Amanda’s dearly loved Aunt Vera Smallwood

Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.

Those preparing to be married in the coming months

For those on holiday that they might find rest and refreshment

16th July – Mark and Carol Seymour attending the baptism of their grandson Struan at St Mirin’s Cathedral Renfrew.

For Walter Hall and his family following the death of his mother, Brenda


This week  

 Tuesday 12th July

17.00 at Beechwood Croftamie

Fellowship Group

 Thursday 14th July

Linkage Outing to Dunkeld and Birnam

Pick up at Aberfoyle at 9.00 and Callander 9.30.

The day starts with coffee and biscuits at the Royal Dunkeld Hotel, followed by a guided tour of Dunkeld Cathedral which will last about 50 minutes. After a leisurely lunch we will drive to Birnam and visit the Art Centre and Beatrix Potter Garden before starting off back to Callander and Aberfoyle at 3 pm. Cost £10.00 per head. Bookings please to Hilary Gunkel 01877 330798 ormail@hilarygunkel.co.uk

Friday 15th July

Gartmore Village Hall,
Main St, Gartmore, Stirling FK8 3RW

The Investigator, the Craftsman
and the Art Historian.
Kate Seymour, MA will give
an illustrated lecture in two parts
11.00 – 11.45 – How pictures are made and investigated
11.45 – 1.00 – Light Lunch
1.00 – 1.45 – SRAL Conservation projects

Donation £20:
Contacts: Sarah Chester: chester.milton@talk21.com
Mobile:  07984172266 and Carol Seymour:carolseymour666@gmail.com
Tel: 01786 870710

All proceeds will go to The Sons of the Rock Society –
a unique local charity which offers financial support for a specific purpose to people in crisis.
It operates in the Stirling and Falkirk areas. For more details:
Email: info@sonsof the rock.org.uk
Web: www.sonsoftherock.org.uk
Kate Seymour is an art historian who received a Masters of Arts in the Conservation of Easel Paintings from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle in 1999. She moved to the Netherlands in 1999 to work at the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL), Maastricht (the Netherlands) as a painting conservator and is currently the Head of Education at this institution.

Her position entails supervising the practical and research work carried out by post-graduate students from the University of Amsterdam programme for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, as well as teaching and lecturing on a variety of subjects, both academic and practical, throughout the two year Master of Arts in Conservation Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

She also gives workshops to mid-career conservators in Russia in collaboration with the Dutch Inventory Foundation (SIC) in Omsk at the Vrubel Museum, as well as training young Indian Conservators in ‘best practice’ methodologies and standards during their residences at SRAL under the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / Indian Ministry of Culture Fellowship programme.

Her interests include the structural treatment of both canvas and panel paintings, cleaning polychrome surfaces, filling and retouching systems and varnishing painted surfaces. In addition, Kate held the post of International Council of Museums – Conservation Committee (ICOM-CC) Coordinator for the Working Group Sculpture, Polychromy, and Architectural Decoration, from 2008-2014, and remains active in this organisation as coordinator of the ICOM-CC Education and Training in Conservation Working Group.

Friday 15th July

19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 17th July The eighth Sunday after Trinity

Services & Readings

Lord God,
your Son left the riches of heaven
and became poor for our sake:
when we prosper save us from pride,
when we are needy save us from despair,
that we may trust in you alone;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

08.00 Balfron

Luke 10:38-end

 10.00 Callander

Gen. 18:1-10a

Col. 1:15-28

Luke 10:38-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 18:1-10a

Col. 1:15-28

Luke 10:38-end


16.00 Feis Fhiort concert at St Mary’s (see above)

Monday 18th July

St Modoc’s Doune will host a concert  in aid of child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine. These children suffer long-term health problems and defects because of the contamination of their local environment.  The Kyiv Classic Accordion Duo will play favourite classical and Russian folk music)

Tickets on the door £10 (£5 concession) including refreshments

All proceeds to support families affected by Chernobyl disaster

Saturday 23rd July

St Mary’s

The wedding of Fiona Brown to William Findlay

Sunday 24th July

The ninth Sunday of Trinity

Sunday 31st July

St Mary’s

The Annual Camp service of the Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade

Saturday 27th August

St Mary’s

The wedding of Cara Denholm to Craig Duff

Saturday 10th September

St Mary’s Blessing of Marriage

St Andrew’s Wedding

Sunday 11th September

St Andrew’s

14.00 – 16.00 Stirling Council Open Doors weekend

Monday 12th September

Service of Renewal of Wedding Vows

Tuesday 13th September

Area Council meets at Auchterarder

Saturday 24th September

St Andrews

The wedding of Leanne Stevenson to Wayne Johnson

Friday 7th October

St Andrew’s

Linkage Harvest Supper

Sunday 9th October

Harvest Festivals

Saturday 12th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

 Sunday 13th November

Armistice Sunday