Linkage Bulletin for week beginning 20th February 2017


BBC Songs of Praise

In March, Songs of Praise is coming to St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, for two recordings of traditional hymns. We are invited to come for one or both recordings.
The dates and times are as follows:

Rehearsal: Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
The rehearsal takes place at St Leonard’s in the Fields, Marshall Place, Perth, PH2 8AG.

Recording One: Saturday 18th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Recording Two: Sunday 19th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
The recordings take place at St Ninian’s Cathedral, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP.

Admission will be by free ticket. To apply, Google ‘Songs of Praise Perth’ and download the ticket application form and e-mail it to
Alternatively you can post it to:

Songs of Praise Tickets (Perth), 1st Floor, Dock House, Media City UK, Salford M50 2LH.

The deadline for all ticket applications is Tuesday 28th February.

Queries please to 335 8429 or contact Richard.

If you have applied for tickets, please let Richard know and we will arrange for group transport as necessary


The Revd Terry Taylor Church of Scotland Minister at Aberfoyle and Port of Menteith

Terry leaves the area after next Sunday to take up a post at East Kilbride South in the Presbytery of Hamilton. We wish her and Graham well and thank them for their fellowship.

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Our thanks to the Gliondar Ensemble for the concert yesterday afternoon and to Elizabeth and Christopher Roads for organising what proved to be a very enjoyable afternoon. The next concert will be on Sunday 19th March


World Day of Prayer

This will be hosted by St Andrew’s in church on Friday 3rd March at 14.00. Sandra Connell thanks all who have offered to assist.


St Mary’s Lent Group

These will follow shortly after the morning service on the following Sundays in Lent: 5th and 12th March, the 2nd April and if required the 9th April. There is a break in between for Concert Sunday on the 19th March and Mothering Sunday on the 26th March. The theme is ‘The fifth Evangelist’. The sessions will finish promptly!


St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Susan Forsyth asks that you publicise this event as widely as possible and its date Saturday 17th June. We are particularly interested in offering potential stallholders spaces for the day.

Bill Richardson is now out of hospital and recuperating at home


For your prayers

Those who mourn

Those in hospital: Rozzie and Jamie Parker’s granddaughter undergoing surgery

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and Carol Seymour

St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Hilary and Joan

St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

James Stirling (Kate Joynson standing in)

George Willis


This week


Wednesday 22nd February

10.00 Callander

Mark 9.38-40

 Sunday 26th February

Sunday next before Lent

Almighty Father,
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
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

Exod. 24.12-end

  1. Peter 1.16-end

Matt. 17.1-9

11.15 Aberfoyle

Exod. 24.12-end

  1. Peter 1.16-end

Matt. 17.1-9

Future Notices

Wednesday 1st March 2017


10.00 Callander

John 8.1-11

11.30 Killearn

John 8.1-11

19.30 Aberfoyle

Taize Service

Wednesday 1st March

Loch Ard Local History Group

Rural Schools and their Relationship to their Communities

Helen Young

University of Stirling

Kinlochard Village Hall

All welcome (Non-members £4.00


Saturday 11th March

Diocesan Synod meets at Perth Cathedral

Saturday 27th May

Casting the Net Gathering

Sunday 25th June

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral

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.

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.