Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 22nd January 2018

Notices for week beginning 22nd January 2018


Heating at St Mary’s

It is intended that a new heating system will be installed in St.
Mary’s over the summer, grants permitting . Details of this are described on a storyboard placed at the back of the church near the font for those interested in knowing more about it. Many thanks to Christopher and Nick who have spent a great deal of time and effort pursuing the project

Nicky Aitken RIP

Some members of Aberfoyle congregation will have known the late Peggy Aitken of Mullanhead, Parkhall Balfron. The Rector has recently been advised that Nicky Aitken (Peggie’s step-son) died last June in New Zealand after a long illness. May he rest in peace.


Clergy Conference.

Richard is absent at the above between Monday 22nd and Wednesday 24th January. Urgent matters can of course reach him by text. There is no midweek at Callander on Wednesday 24th.


Inclement weather

An email was sent out early Sunday morning cancelling the services because of expected snowfall. Not everyone however was aware of the message and so this is obviously not the best method of urgent communication. Should in the future there be doubt of a service being held, it is probably best to phone the Rectory 01877 382887 to check before starting out.  Hopefully this is the first and last Sunday of the winter that this will happen!


For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

All housebound


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Elizabeth

Sides persons: Christine, Amanda


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers n/a

Sides persons: Julie Edmonstone and Michael Forsyth


This week

Wednesday 24th January

No Midweek Communion at Callander – Clergy Conference


Saturday 27th January

10.00 Episcopal Synod convenes at Perth


Sunday 28th January

The Third Sunday of Epiphany

Almighty God,

whose Son revealed in signs and miracles

the wonder of your saving presence:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness

sustain us by your mighty power;

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

Deut. 18.15-20

Rev. 12.1-5a

John 2.1-11


11.15 Aberfoyle

Deut. 18.15-20

Rev. 12.1-5a

John 2.1-11


Wednesday 31st January 2018

10.00 Callander

Mark 6:1-6a


Future Dates

Wednesday 14th February

Ash Wednesday

10.00 Callander Holy Communion

19.30 Aberfoyle Taize Service with Holy Communion.


Sunday 18th February

1st Sunday of Lent

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series – Lee Holland (flute) and Sasha Savaloni (guitar)


Sunday 25th February

2nd Sunday of Lent

Aberfoyle Lent Group

The illustrated talk given over two sessions starting today is entitled ‘A long road to a foretaste of Heaven’ Each session will be held after the morning service after a short refreshment break and will finish promptly.


Friday 2nd March

World Day of Prayer

For St Mary’s congregation 14.00 Aberfoyle Kirk

For St Andrews congregation 14.00 St Joseph’s Callander


Sunday 4th March

Third Sunday of Lent

Second Lent Group


Sunday 11th March

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday


Tuesday 13th March

Callander Vestry meets


Sunday 18th March

Passion Sunday

St Mary’s

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Programme to be announced


Sunday 25th March

Palm Sunday


Holy Week begins

Monday 26th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall


Tuesday 27th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall


Wednesday 28th March

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall


Thursday 29th March

Maundy Thursday

19.30 St Andrew’s ‘In Memorium’

A dramatic re-enactment of the Last Supper


Friday 30th March

Good Friday


10.30 St Mary’s Devotion

12.00 St Andrew’s Devotion

19.30 Joint devotion Callander Kirk Hall


Sunday 1st April

Easter Day

Clocks go forward one hour

8.00 St Anthony Balfron Holy Communion BCP

10.00 St Andrews

11.15 St Mary’s


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.