Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 25th July 2016

Notices for the week beginning 25th July

For your prayers

 Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.

Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing treatment.

Those preparing to be married in Linkage churches during the coming months

For those on holiday that they might find rest and refreshment


Wednesday 26th July 2016

10.00 Callander

Matt. 13:44-46

 Sunday 31st July –  The tenth Sunday after Trinity

God of glory,
the end of our searching,
help us to lay aside
all that prevents us from seeking your kingdom,
and to give all that we have
to gain the pearl beyond all price,
through our Saviour Jesus Christ.

 Services & Readings

10.00 Callander


Col. 3:1-11

Luke 12:13-21

 11.15 Aberfoyle

The Annual Camp service of the Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade.


Col. 3:1-11

Luke 12:13-21


Preacher and co-celebrant: The Revd Jack Hemsworth


John Corbishley, a Commanding Officer of the Brigade writes: ‘The Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade is this year celebrating its 125th anniversary since the formation of the CLB on 11th November 1891.  We have also been involved this year in many commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme where the CLB suffered many hundreds of deaths and casualties.  Throughout many years and many conflicts the CLB members were awarded 22 Victoria Crosses.  We are incredibly proud of our heritage.  


As the Manchester Regiment of the CL&CGB we will be parading our colours through Manchester in October at our Regimental Parade to celebrate our 125 years.  We are also delighted to be back in Aberfoyle where we have been holding our Regimental camp for nearly 30 years.  We have made many friends here, are delighted to be parading in Aberfoyle and sharing the Eucharist with you all.  As we bring a 3rd generation of our members to the Dounans we hope to be returning for many years.  Thank you all for the welcome we have received and continue to receive’  


Wednesday 3rd August

10.00 Callander

Matt. 15:21-28

11.30 Killearn

Matt. 15:21-28

Future Notices

 Tuesday 9th August

17.00 Fellowship Group meets at Barbara’s home 7 Spinner Street Balfron

Sunday 21 August 2016

 St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series

Commencing 15.00

Pure Brass Andrew Connell-Smith Trumpet Iain Archibald Trumpet Chris Gough French Horn Chris Mansfield Trombone Danielle Price Tuba Pure Brass are one of the UK’s most established brass quintets and will entertain with a kaleidoscopic programme covering music from the Baroque to the contemporary.

Saturday 27th August

St Mary’s

The wedding of Cara Denholm to Craig Duff

Saturday 10th September

St Mary’s Blessing of Marriage

St Andrew’s Wedding

Sunday 11th September

St Andrew’s

14.00 – 16.00 Stirling Council Open Doors weekend

Monday 12th September

Service of Renewal of Wedding Vows

Tuesday 13th September

Area Council meets at Auchterarder

Saturday 17th September

Casting the Net Gathering at Perth Cathedral

Details and Booking Form to follow

Sunday 18th September

St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series

15.00 Music for Trumpet, Soprano and Organ Ann Archibald former Principal Soprano, Scottish Opera Iain Muirhead former Principal Trumpet, Scottish Opera Liam Devlin organist Pollokshields Parish church Programme will include music by Handel, Bach and Scarlatti.

Saturday 24th September

St Andrews

The wedding of Leanne Stevenson to Wayne Johnson

Friday 7th October

St Andrew’s

Linkage Harvest Supper

Sunday 9th October

Harvest Festivals

Sunday 16 October

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

15.00 Ecclesiastical Heraldry Illustrated talk by Elizabeth Roads, LVO, FSA, FSA (Scot), Snawdoun Herald of Arms. Ecclesiastical heraldry is literally woven into the fabric of all of Scotland’s main-stream churches, particularly the Roman Catholic Church. You do not need to be an expert on heraldry, or ecclesiastical matters, to learn something of this colourful subject, which will give an insight to many of Scotland’s buildings, not just churches.

Saturday 12th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

 Sunday 13th November

Armistice Sunday

Sunday 20 November 2016

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

3pm The Kentigern Quartet

Barbara Downie violin Feargus Hetherington violin Nicola Boag viola Jessica Kerr cello Programme to include Beethoven, Ravel and Mendlessohn.

Sunday 27th November

Callander Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service

Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service

Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

Commencing 15.00

Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.