Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 18th June 2018

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.

 Diocesan Pilgrimage  

This will be held on Saturday 28th July: full details of the day are now available: see below.

Saffrey Miller

We wish Saffrey a very Happy Birthday

 St Andrew’s Rota

Sides persons: Joan and Ros

 St Mary’s Rota

John Dymond substitute

Jonny North

This week

Wednesday 20th June 2018

10.00 Callander


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

Trinity 4

The Birth of John the Baptist

Almighty God,

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

10.00 Callander

Isa. 40.1-11

Acts 13.14b-26

Luke 1.57-66,80


11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 40.1-11

Acts 13.14b-26

Luke 1.57-66,80

Wednesday 27th June 2018

10.00 Callander

Matt. 7.15-20


Future Notices

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

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.