Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 7th November


Notices for the week beginning 7th November 2016 




Saturday 12th November

St Andrews Christmas Fair will be from 10-2pm in Callander Kirk Hall. This is our main fund raiser of the year.
There will be the usual tombola, cake and candy, gift and brick a brac stalls. The Cubs and Guides will be there and of course we will be having our wonderful Christmas Hampers raffle. There will be tea/coffee, scones, cakes, soup, and toasties for sale. We hope to see you there, and please encourage family and friends to call in and help support our wonderful Church in our fundraising efforts.

Thank you to those who have already contributed to the appeal for donations to the tombola and raffle: items though are still required. There are boxes at the back of the church for these, or you can drop them off at Roslynn’s house, or alternatively call her on 330353 to make arrangements for collection. Please note this year, there WILL be a bric-a-brac stall.


St Andrew’s 

Callander Kirk Guild

The Guild has kindly invited the ladies of St Andrews to a meeting at 14.00 on Thursday 17th November at the Kirk Halls. RSVP please to Evelyn Nicolson 01877 330436 (See below)


Sunday 13th November Remembrance Sunday

Please note change of service times and venues (See below)

Sunday 20th November

The Kentigern Quartet play at St Mary’s on 20th November 2016 at 3pm Their programme includes Dvorak’s ‘American’ Quartet and a selection of lighter music including Purcell, Puccini, Brubeck and Shostakovich

The Kentigern quartet was formed in 2014 and has already given several performances, including concerts at Glasgow Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Isles in Millport

Barbara Downie-Violin
Feargus Hetherington – Violin
Nicola Boag –  Viola
Jessica Kerr  – Cello

 Tickets are £10 from

or book on line at


Start Up Stirling

Requirements are listed at the end of this sheet.  

For your prayers


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

Ann Andrews, the daughter-in-law of Christine Ffinch undergoing and thankfully responding to treatment

Nancy Fielding presently in respite care at Blanefield House.

Struan Seymour now discharged from hospital and for his parents and grandparents.

Those recovering from operations.

Those recently bereaved.


St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: Amanda

Readers and sides persons: Christine and Joan

This week

Tuesday 8th November 2016

17.00 Fellowship Group meets at Croftamie

Future notices 

Saturday 12th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall (see above)

6.30-830pm in the Deli Ecosse, Callander.

Callander Filling Station

Robert Scott writes

‘Emma Stark from the Glasgow Prophetic Centre is our speaker for the evening. Jenne and Alex will be leading worship and Julie will be there to serve us coffee and cake. Emma will be bringing along a team of people who will offer personal prophetic ministry from 6 – 6.35pm. If you would like to receive this ministry from Emma and her team, could you please reply to this e-mail ( as soon as possible and a time slot will be allocated to you. Spaces are limited so please get in touch soon.

 Sunday 13th November

Remembrance Sunday (see above)

St Mary’s

There will be no service at St Mary’s. There will be a Joint Service with Aberfoyle Kirk. Please Please gather at the war memorial in the Kirk grounds at 10.45 for the Act of Remembrance at 11.00am

St Andrew’s

10.00 Remembrance Service at St Andrews (non Eucharistic)

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Callander Kirk followed by laying of wreaths at the Memorial.

Wednesday 16th November

No midweek service – Richard away

 Thursday 17th November

14.00 Callander Kirk Guild Meeting (see above)

Sunday 20 November 2016

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

3pm The Kentigern Quartet (see above)

Sunday 27th November

Callander Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 10.00. Items to be added to the Agenda must be notified to the Rector in writing no less than seven days before commencement of the meeting

Preacher at St Mary’s The Revd. Graham Willey

 Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 11.15 Items to be added to the Agenda must be notified to the Rector in writing no less than seven days before commencement of the meeting

 Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Please remember that Service times and venues will vary:

8.00 Holy Communion at Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion at St Andrew’s

11.15 No Morning Service at St Mary’s

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service (Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk) at St Mary’s

18.30 St Andrew’s Carol Service (Joint with Callander Council of Churches)


Christmas Eve

St Mary’s Midnight Service Joint with Aberfoyle Kirk at the Kirk

 Christmas Day

8.00 Balfron

10.00 Callander

11.15 Aberfoyle

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.


Start Up Stirling is ongoing to allow contributions of the following items to be delivered to the tray in church on any Sunday.

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.

From time to time appeals for specific items in short supply at Start Up’s warehouse will be made.

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.