Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 15th July 2019


The Revd. Canon David Redwood RIP

With sadness, David’s death is announced. He served as Rector of St Andrew’s when Killin and Lochearnhead were attached to the parish between 1974-76.   Following a parish reorganisation, he continued to minister to St Andrew’s and St Modoc’s, Doune as a non-stipendiary minister along with St Mary’s, between 1978-85.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Sheila and the family. David’s funeral will take place at St Mary’s, Dunblane on Monday 22nd July with the time of the service to be confirmed.

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

15.00 Sunday 21st July

Feis Fhiort

Gaelic Traditional music played by young musicians

Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard.

St Andrews

Please note there is no midweek service on Wednesday 17th July

St Andrews

Summerfest is being held in part at St Andrews for the next fortnight. A programme of events is available from most local shops in the town or through the internet.

St Andrews

The fact that Summerfest could be held at St Andrews has only been made possible by the herculean efforts of Peter Forrester and Hilary Gunkel in conjunction with the understanding of excellent contractors presently remedying the latest outbreak of Dry Rot in the Hall. The work is now at a half-way point and will continue after the Festival closes in a fortnight. A working party, including members of Stirling Baptist Church, undertook a cleaning operation to allow use of the Hall again. This dedication and effort by all concerned is greatly appreciated.

St Marys Sunday 28th July

The Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade

The Church Lads and Girl’s Brigade will make their customary visit and attend Church Parade in St Mary’s. This year, the Village Committee has invited the Brigade to participate in the Aberfoyle Gala Day. The Brigade will march from the Medical Centre at 13.30. At a time when Aberfoyle Vestry is considering its outreach to the wider community, this is an encouraging development.






Elizabeth Roads

Christopher Roads

Wednesday 17th July

No midweek service

Sunday 21st July

Trinity 5


Almighty and everlasting God,

by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified:

hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,

that in their vocation and ministry

they may serve you in holiness and truth

to the glory of your name;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Readings

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

15.00 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert series (see above)

Wednesday 24th July

10.00 Callander

Matt. 13.1-9

Sunday 28th

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 or 087980749972 and on the door.


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

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




Cleaning products

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

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.