Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 15th October 2018

Notices for the weeks beginning 15th October




St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Sunday 21st October at 15.00

The Monzani Trio

Lee Holland – Flute

Rachel Spencer – Violin

Feargus Egan – Cello


Haydn – London Trios

Bartok – Folk Dances

Oswald – Scots Songs



St Andrew’s Christmas Fair

10.00 Saturday 10th November at Callander Kirk Hall

We are seeking donations of tombola and raffle prizes and there is a box at the back of church for that purpose. It would be of great assistance in planning for the day if gifts could be given in good time: thank you for your support.


St Mary’s Carol Service

Sunday 16th December

Please note that St Mary’s Carol Service will start at 16.00 and not 15.00 as previously published

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


St James the Great Dollar

Richard has been appointed interim Rector of this parish during interregnum. This will not affect Sunday services in the Linkage. It may necessitate occasional change to midweek events.


This week


Callander   Roger and Joan

Aberfoyle James Stirling, Marie Thompson

Wednesday 17th October 2018

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.42-46


Saturday 20th October

Consecration of The Revd Canon Ian Paton as Bishop of St Andrews Dunkeld and Dunblane – Attendance by invitation. If you would like to attend, please speak with Richard.

Sunday 21st October

The twenty first Sunday after Trinity

Teresa of Avila transferred from 15th October


O God, by your Holy Spirit you moved Teresa of Avila to manifest to your Church the way of perfection: Grant us, we pray, to be nourished by her excellent teaching, and enkindle within us a keen and unquenchable longing for true holiness; through Jesus Christ, the joy of loving hearts, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.


Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

John 15:1-8


10.00 Callander

Isa. 53.4-end

Heb. 5.1-10

John 15:1-8



11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 53.4-end

Heb. 5.1-10

John 15:1-8

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The Monzani Trio


Wednesday 24th October 2018

10.00 Callander

Luke 12.39-48


Future Notices


Sunday 28th October

16.30 Diocesan Choral Evensong in St Ninian’s Cathedral.

This will be an opportunity for everyone throughout the diocese to come and welcome and meet our new Bishop, Ian Paton. 

This is an open invitation to all members of congregations who would like to attend.

Saturday 10th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair: see above.

Sunday 11th November

Remembrance Sunday


Sunday 18th November

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The St Petersburg Resurrection Choir

Sunday 2nd December

10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrew’s

No service at St Marys that day


Sunday 9th December

St Mary’s following the 11.15 morning service-Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 16th December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service

18.30 St Andrews Town Carol Service.

Friday 21st December

11.30 at St Mary’s

Aberfoyle School Carol Service


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.