Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 16th April 2018

Notices for the week beginning 16th April 2018 



Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The concert with the Edinburgh Renaissance Band proved both enjoyable and an education. Thank you to all those who came to hear the group. The next concert will be held at 15.00 on Sunday 20th May (see below)


Linkage Songs of Praise – Sunday 10th June

Please let Richard know as soon as possible whether you can participate by choosing a favourite hymn.


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Cath Adie

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.

A prayer for the week

Grant to us O Lord this day the royalty of inward happiness and the serenity that comes from living close to Thee.  Daily renew in us the sense of joy and let the eternal spirit of the Father dwell in our heart and mind, filling every corner of our hearts with light and grace, so that bearing about us the infection of a good courage, we may be diffusers of Life and may meet all ills and cross accidents with gallant and high hearted happiness, giving thee thanks alway for all things.


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ros Grant

Sides persons: Peter, Joan and Christine


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Vi Boyd

Sides persons: James Stirling and Jamie Parker


This week


Wednesday 18th April 2018                                            

10.00 Callander

John 6.35-40


19.30 Friday 20th April

Aberfoyle Vestry meets


Sunday 22nd April 2018

Easter 4

Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ is the resurrection and the life:

raise us, who trust in him,

from the death of sin to the life of righteousness,

that we may seek those things which are above,

where he reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.



Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Acts 4.5-12

1.John 3.16-24

John 10.11-18


11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 4.5-12

1.John 3.16-24

John 10.11-18



15.00 Sunday 22nd April

A concert by the Syrian Classical Guitarist Ayman Jarjour at 14 South Church Street Callander

Admission free; donation to Forth Valley welcome


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 01786 450971


15.00 Sunday 29th April

The Glasgow Phoenix Choir

Killearn Kirk

A Choral Celebration

Details 01360 550994


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


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




Cleaning products

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

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.