Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 30th May 2016

Notices for the week beginning 30th May


 Margaret Johnson died last Tuesday. Her funeral will take place at St Mary’s at 11.00 on Thursday 2nd June. Margaret for many years was an active and faithful member of St Mary’s congregation. Our prayers and condolences to the family

St Mary’s Summer Fete – Saturday 18th June 

Noon until 16.00 at Aberfoyle Tourist Office

All Welcome

Stalls:   Crafts, Art, Pottery, Produce, Baking, Plants, Lucky Dip, etc.

Please contribute to the Church Table, Lucky Dip etc by donating -preserves, bottles, and non-perishables.  Collection baskets will be at the back of the Church.     Contacts:  Melanie Grosse or Susan Forsyth There are posters at the back of church for display: please take one

St Andrew’s Charity Concert 15.00 Saturday 18th June

Callander Chorale presents ‘Music for a Summer Afternoon’ at 15.00 in aid of Strathcarron Hospice. Tickets £5.00 with school-age children free at St Andrew’s Church.

St Mary’s Scottish Fiddle Concert 19.30 Saturday 18th June 

Alastair Savage and his friends return following the very successful concert last April. These are wonderful musicians, so we do hope that you will be able to come and hear them. The Line up is likely to include Alastair Savage on Fiddle, Euan Drysdale on guitar and piano, Iain Crawford on double bass, Eddie McGuire on flute and Ewan Robertson on whistle and piccolo

Tickets will be £10

Further details from Mark Seymour or book at


Congratulation to Carol and Mark Seymour upon the birth of their first grandchild, a strapping boy weighing in at birth 8 pounds 10ozs

Thursday 14th July

Advance provisional Notice of a Linkage outing to Dunkeld Cathedral and also to the Birnam Art Centre and Beatrix Potter garden. Confirmation of the day with details will be notified.

St Mary’s Organ

St Mary’s was visited by the Scottish Historic Organ Trust recently. The Trust reported thus

‘The S.H.O.T. group visited St Mary’s Episcopal Church where we gave the third degree to the rebuilt J.J. Binns instrument installed by Henry Willis in 1957.  Carefully adapted for its new home, this instrument compliments the musical requirements in this delightful well appointed building by James Miller 1894’.

This week:

13.00 Saturday 4th June

Scotland’s Churches Trust Organ Recital Perth

Howard Duthie will play music by Wesley, Schumann and Bach at St John’s Kirk, Perth.  Admission is free and there will be refreshments afterwards

 Sunday 5th June 2016 – Trinity 2

Susan and David King will be visiting St Andrew’s and David has graciously accepted an invitation to play the organ for the service.


Lord, you have taught us
that all our doings without love are nothing worth:
send your Holy Spirit
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,
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

1Kings 17:7-end

Psalm 104:1-9


Luke 7:11-17


11.15 Aberfoyle

  1. Kings 17:17-end


Luke 7:11-17

Future Notices

Wednesday 8th June 2016

10.00 Callander

Matt 5:17-19