Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 24th July 2017

Notices for week beginning 24th July 2017 




Thursday 27th July

Oleksiy Kolomoiets and Igor Sayenko, Kyiv Classic Accordion Duo from Ukraine, return to St Modoc’s Church in Doune to thrill again with classical pieces and Russian and Ukrainian music. Come and enjoy their performance at 7.30pm in St Modoc’s Church Doune Refreshments provided at the interval £10 adults  £5 concessions Tickets available on the door or from Philip Gaskell 07980749972 For the last 10 years, the duo have toured the UK in time out from their orchestras raising much needed funds for the Hippokrat charity based in Chernigov, Northern Ukraine. Hippokrat provides support and services for now young adults disabled by Chernobyl fall-out when their mothers were pregnant.


St Mary’s Sunday 30th July

This Sunday we are joined by the Manchester Church Lads and Gilrs Brigade for the Annual Camp Service. This year a record number of young people are staying at Dounans.


The Callander and Trossachs Summer Fest runs in Callander from the 16th to the 30th July with a variety of daily activates. Brochures are available at St Andrews


The Linkage Annual Trip

This will be held on Monday 31st July with the destination being Callander House Falkirk. Callendar House dates from the 14th century but was rebuilt in the 19th in French chateau style fused with Scots Baronial. It is set in the nationally important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which contains a section of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site. The estate was originally one of the seats of the Thanes of Callander (note spelling) who also had a castle close to St Kessog’s Manse by the river Teith in our Callander.

The House’s permanent displays are ‘The Story of Callendar House (from the 11th to the 19th century)’, ‘ The Antonine Wall: Rome’s Northern Frontier’ and ‘Falkirk: Crucible of Revolution 1750-1850’ . When we visit there will be a temporary exhibition on the Romans and one called ‘Workhorse: the Clydesdales of Flanders Moss’ of photographs by Michael Prince.

In the restored 1825 Kitchen, costumed interpreters create an exciting interactive experience with samples of early 19th century food and stories of working life in a large household.

There is a tea room and all floors are accessible by lift.

We leave Callander at 10.00 and will return no later than 16.30. Cost £10.00 payable in advance to Hilary Gunkel 01877 330798

For your prayers

Margie Stephen recovering from a broken wrist


Those away and those visiting the area on holiday


For all preparing to attend the Manchester Camp


For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election and for +Mark Strange as he takes the role of Primus in the Province


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Ros

Readers and sides persons:

Peter, Hilary and Sandra


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers: Elizabeth Roads

Readers and sides persons:

Julie Edmonstone and Jonny North – NB change of readings


This week


Wednesday 26th July 2017

10.00 Callander

Matt. 13.1-9


Sunday 30th July


Services & Readings


10.00 Callander Lesser Festival, Mary, Martha and Lazarus companions of our Lord

1.Kings 3.5-12

Rom. 8.26-end

John 11:1-44 (part)


11.15 Aberfoyle

Parade Service

Ephesians 6: 10-18

Matt. 3.13-17


Wednesday 2nd August 2017

10.00 Callander

Matt. 13.44-46

11.30 Killearn

Matt. 13.44-46

Monday 31st July

Church Outing (see above)

7th – 11th August

10.00 – 12 noon

Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club

For all Primary aged children

Games, Crafts, Stories, Songs

Online booking now open

Or contact Richard for further details.


Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander


St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November


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.