Notices for the week beginning 18th June 2018
St Andrews Churchyard
Someone has provided planters and filled them with flowers along the south wall of the church. Despite diligent enquiry, the person or persons responsible cannot be traced. Whoever you may be, your thought and kindness are much appreciated.
This will be held on Saturday 28th July: full details of the day are now available: see below.
We wish Saffrey a very Happy Birthday
St Andrew’s Rota
Sides persons: Joan and Ros
St Mary’s Rota
John Dymond substitute
Wednesday 20th June 2018
Wednesday 20th June
The next meeting of Dunblane Area Council takes place at 18.30 at St James Dollar. This will be an opportunity to find out more about indoor and outdoor labyrinths. The evening will be concluded with supper and a service of Compline.
Sunday 24th June 2018
The Birth of John the Baptist
by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born,
and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour
by the preaching of repentance:
lead us to repent according to his preaching
and, after his example,
constantly to speak the truth, boldly to rebuke vice,
and patiently to suffer for the truth’s sake;
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
Wednesday 27th June 2018
Friday 29th June
19.30 Aberfoyle Vestry meets
Wednesday July 18th
Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open
Sunday 15th July – Feis Fhiort Concert (to be confirmed)
Saturday 28th July
Diocesan Pilgrimage in association with Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum
To help us experience something of the spiritual potential of pilgrimage, a section of the Fife Pilgrim Way will be navigated on Saturday 28 July this year, ending at the Cathedral ruins in St Andrews, then with refreshments and Evensong at All Saints’ Church, nearby. Destroyed during the Scottish Reformation, St Andrews Cathedral was consecrated in July 1318, the largest church in Scotland, and had already been a major pilgrimage destination for centuries for Christians from all over Europe. The Cathedral ruins remain an attraction for tourists and pilgrims from all over the world, with a renewed spiritual emphasis supported by new pilgrim routes, like the FPW. Different pilgrimage options have been provided to encourage participation from those with a wide range of mobility requirements and ages, along the different stages of the route. There will be places to rest and pray on the route and each stage will begin with a short act of worship during which any additional pilgrims will be welcomed and incorporated.
OPTION A would suit those who are used to walking longer distances – over 10 miles – covering some rough farm tracks, rural, woodland and urban paths, with some sustained hills to climb (transport back to Ceres will be provided for those who park at the start of this option).
OPTION B would suit those who are comfortable with some rougher sections, sloping surfaces and a distance of about 4-5 miles along country and urban paths. It starts at Craigtoun Country Park so could be part of a longer day out with children (transport back to Craigtoun will be provided for those who park at the start of this option).
OPTION C would suit those who are comfortable with up to a 3 mile route in a fairly flat, urban setting on fairly good tarmac and paved surfaces.
OPTION D would suit those who are comfortable with a distance of about half a mile, in a flat, urban setting along pavements and the paths and cut grass of the Cathedral ruins. Ceres Craigtoun Park
If any of the above are of interest, please let Richard know. Application by booking form obtained from Richard
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
Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.
No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.