Linkage Bulletin for the two weeks commencing 27th June 2016


St Mary’s Vestry meets on the 15th July. One item on the Agenda will be discussion of a suitable recipient of St Mary’s charitable giving. If you have suggestions for a favored cause, please let Richard have a note of this in writing by Saturday 9th July to allow time for circulation to Vestry members. The suggestion should include a note of the aims of the charity and reasons for the proposal.

St Andrew’s: A red watering can now be found near the bins. If you are passing and have time, could you please ensure that the plant tubs are sufficiently watered? Many thanks.

Callander and Trossachs Summer Festival 16th – 31st July

including music, film, crafts and exhibitions

Details at

 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.

Wednesday 29th June 2016

10.00 Callander

Matt. 16:13-19

Sunday 3rd July 2016

Trinity 6

The Feast of St Peter and St Paul


Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in all things and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
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.


Almighty God,
whose blessed apostles Peter and Paul
glorified you in their death as in their life:
grant that your Church,
inspired by their teaching and example,
and made one by your Spirit,
may ever stand firm upon the one foundation,
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


Eph. 2:19-end

Matthew 16:13-19

11.15 Aberfoyle

Hab. 2:1-4

Eph. 2:19-end

Matthew 16:13-19

Future Notices

Wednesday 6th July

No midweek services either at St Andrew’s or Killearn

Saturday 9th July

Blessing of Marriage Denise Harrington and Geoffrey Burns

Sunday 10th July 2016

Trinity 7

Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
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

Psalm 85:1-10

Jer. 23:1-6

Eph. 2:11-end

Mark 6:30-34,53-end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 23:1-6

Eph. 2:11-end

Mark 6:30-34,53-end

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 or

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:
Mobile:  07984172266 and Carol
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

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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
16.00 Feis Fhiort concert at St Mary’s

Saturday 23rd July

St Mary’s

The wedding of Fiona Brown to William Findlay

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