Category Archives: News

News from and about St Mary’s, Aberfoyle

Manchester Lads and Lassies Brigade – Annual Visit

The Manchester Lads and Lassies visit St Mary’s each year at the start of their camp at Dounans

The band marches from Dounans tp St Mary’s, if the weather allows. This year they continued up the Main St into Aberfoyle, and will be takng part in the village Festival this week.


We hope the weathr is kind ! The rain held off yesterday for the march to the church – but NOT afterwards !

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 17th June 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 17th June

14.00 17.00 Sunday 23rd June

Scotland’s Garden Scheme

Carol and Mark Seymour’s Garden at Thorntree Arnprior FK8 3EY will be open. The afternoon includes a plant sale of everything grown in the garden.  Coffee and tea will be served in the garden with cakes and biscuits
Green Routes from Gartmore House walled garden will have a stall and Sue Mitchell will be in the summer house with details of her Emmett treatment 
Entrance is £4.00 for the Scottish Garden Scheme

Rotas

Callander

Fiona

Sandra

Aberfoyle

Melanie Grosse

John Dymond

Wednesday 19th June

10.00 Callander

Matt.6.1-6,16-18

Sunday 23rd  June

Trinity 1

Collect

O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you,

mercifully accept our prayers

and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature

we can do no good thing without you,

grant us the help of your grace,

that in the keeping of your commandments

we may please you both in will and deed;

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

Isa. 65.1-9

Gal. 3.23-29

Luke 8.26-39

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 65.1-9

Gal. 3.23-29

Luke 8.26-39

Future notices

Friday 26 July in St Modoc’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Doune at 7.30pm.

Igor and Oleksiy, top class professional musicians from Ukraine (Kyiv Classic Accordionist Duo) , are back performing and touring the UK this summer in aid of the Hippokrat Society in Northern Ukraine  – providing support and therapy for young adults damaged by Chernobyl fall-out. They play button accordions which together create a sound like a small orchestra.

  • The programme will feature great classical pieces in the first half – Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik,  Grieg:  Peer Gynt suite,  Vivaldi:  Summer from the Four Seasons
  • And music from Eastern Europe including Ukraine of course – and  perhaps a tango or two

    There may also be a couple of operatic arias – accordion and bass voice. Refreshments are served at the interval, included in the ticket price.   Tickets are available from Philip Gaskell philipgaskell52@btinternet.com or 087980749972 and on the door.

     

Tickets are £10 for adults, £7 for concessions and children

Future Notices:

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

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

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

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.

St Mary’s Carol Service 16th December – Children’s Choir

Mary-Clare is hoping to form a Children’s choir for the Carol Service with rehearsals taking place at 16.00 at St Mary’s every week from Sunday 28th October.

We are also looking, as usual, for anyone else to take part in a scratch choir for the Carol Service. There will be a rehearsal on Saturday 15th December (time tbc) and another short rehearsal before the service on Sunday 16th December.

 
If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please contact Mary-Clare:
01360 441007 or via email: musicstmary@btinternet.com 

 

Richard’s Birthday – April 2018

Members of the Congregation met for lunch recently at Blairuskin to celebrate Richard’s  birthday in April

Many thanks to David and Saffrey Miller for allowing us to use Blairuskin

 

Thanks to all who provided the wonderful food

Thanks to George Willis for the great and memorable photos

Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 23rd April 2018

Notices for the week beginning  23rd April 2018 

 Headlines

Linkage Songs of Praise – Sunday 10th June

Thank you to those from St Mary’s who have indicated a willingness to choose and speak about a hymn at the above service. More responses please are still required especially from St Andrew’s congregation.

 


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Cath Adie

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop. Interviews are being held this week in the hope of being able to compile a short-list for election.


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Fiona Gibson

Sides persons: Peter, Joan and Christine

 

St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Vi Boyd

Sides persons: Judith and Christopher Poulton or substitutes

 

This week

 

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Mark the Evangelist

10.00 Callander

Mark 13.5-13

 

19.30 Thursday 26th April

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Practices will be held at Buchlyvie School Hall. Dr Hamish MacLaren, , will be the guest speaker. The talk will be followed by refreshments and a short Annual General Meeting

 

19.30 Saturday 28th April

Holy Trinity Church Albert Place Stirling FK8 2QL

Artlink central

Art Exhibition and refreshments including a musical performance.

Special guests

Crawford Logan Master of Ceremonies

Kenneth Reid Tenor

Penelope Cousland mezzo soprano

Nick Morris bass

Tim Dean accompanist

Tickets available from www.artlinkcentral.org 01786 450971

 

Sunday 29th April

The fifth Sunday after Easter

Almighty God,

who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ

have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:

grant that, as by your grace going before us

you put into our minds good desires,

so by your continual help

we may bring them to good effect;

through Jesus Christ our risen 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

Acts 8.26-40

1.John 4.7-21

John 15.1-8

 

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 8.26-40

1.John 4.7-21

John 15.1-8

also

15.00 The Glasgow Phoenix Choir

Killearn Kirk

A Choral Celebration

Details 01360 550994

 

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

10.00 Callander

John 15.1-8

11.30 Killearn

John 15.1-8

Sunday 6th May

11.15 during St Mary’s service

The Baptism of Artur Spearing

Preacher: Kate Sainsbury

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles

Tuesday May 8th, Tuesday June 12th,

and Wednesday July 18th

1.45-5pm

to be led by

The Rev Giles Dove, The Rev Tracy Dowling , Canon Andrew Meynell

Warmth, tea and coffee are provided

The aim is to provide an opportunity for stillness and reflection for visitors of any faith or none in the beautiful setting of Gleneagles, a chance to wander around this recently created wild garden or walk the grass maze and finish the afternoon with a short service in the private 16th century chapel.

The first Quiet Garden was a dream of The Rev Philip Roderick that came true over 25 years ago. The Trust to which the Quiet Gardens are affiliated is in Buckinghamshire and has the vision of spreading a network of opportunities for stillness and reflection aided by the beauty of the garden.

A suggested Donation of £3 to the Quiet Gardens Trust

Enquiries to: Petronella Haldane, Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1PJ

Tuesday May 8th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open

19.30 Callander Vestry meets

Sunday 20th May

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Christopher Nikol Organ Recital

Works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Elgar and Maxwell Davies

 

Wednesday 23rd May

No midweek service at St Andrews

 

Saturday 26th May

14.30 at St Mary’s

The wedding of Seonaid Denholm to James Keenan

 

Sunday 27th May

Preacher at St Andrew’s and St Mary’s

Ms Luna Faulds Baird: Stirling Street Pastors

 

Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle

 

Sunday 10th June

Linkage Songs of Praise

This we hope will be a Joint Service at St Mary’s. However, your contribution is required! Members of both congregations are asked to select a hymn and, if possible will be willing to say, or write down the reason why the hymn has been chosen.  Suggestions to Richard please as soon as possible

 

Tuesday June 12th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open

 

Wednesday July 18th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open

Saturday 28th July

Diocesan Pilgrimage in association with Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum

Details to follow

 

Saturday 15th September 10.00 – 16.00

St Mary’s Open Doors Day

 

Sunday 16th September 14.00 – 16.00

St Andrew’s Open Doors Day

 

Friday 28th September

Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews.

 


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

Tea/coffee/sugar

Snacks

Toiletries

Cleaning products

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

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.