Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 29th Januaary 2018

Notices for week beginning 29th January 2018


 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Christopher Roads writes
“This concert was a gem. It was not so much a display of virtuosity –
although there was that – as an exposition on organ construction, and
the relationship between Buxtehude and Bach, and Widor and Vierne, and
their individual contributions to the evolution of organ music. To those who braved the snow, a really enjoyable experience.” The flautist, Lee Holland, will be coming to the next concert to be held on the 18th February with the guitarist Sasha Savaloni’
Inclement weather

A reminder that, should in the future, there be doubt of a service being held, please phone the Rectory (01877 382887) or Richard’s mobile as above to check the situation before starting out.


Callander Kirk

Last Thursday evening the Revd Jeff McCulloch was instituted as Minister of Callander Kirk.  We wish Jeff and Fiona, his wife, every blessing and happiness.

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: Melanie Grosse and George Willis

This week


Wednesday 31st January 2018

10.00 Callander

Mark 6:1-6a


Sunday 4th February

The Second Sunday before Lent

Candlemas (celebrated 2nd February)


Almighty and ever-living God,
clothed in majesty,
whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple,
in substance of our flesh:
grant that we may be presented to you
with pure and clean hearts,
by your Son Jesus Christ 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 

Col. 1.15-20

Luke 2:22-40


11.15 Aberfoyle

Prov. 8.1.22-31

Col. 1.15-20

Luke 2:22-40


 Wednesday 7th February 2018 

10.00 Callander

Mark 7.14-23

11.30 Killearn

Mark 7.14-23

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


Saturday 24th February

10.00 Episcopal Synod reconvenes at Perth


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.