Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 9th April 2018

Notices for the week beginning  9th April 2018 


Many thanks to those who contributed to the Easter Services in the Linkage, and especially those responsible for the beautiful floral displays in both churches

Third Sunday at Three Concert Series continues this week

See below

 For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Cath Adie

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop.

St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Easter

Sides persons April: Peter, Joan and Christine


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Easter

Sides persons: Marie and David Thompson


Wednesday 11th April 2018

10.00 Callander

John 3.16-21

Sunday 15th April

The third Sunday of Easter

The Feast Day of George Augustus Selwyn (transferred from 11th April)


Almighty Father,

who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord:

give us such knowledge of his presence with us,

that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life

and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

Luke 24.36b-48


10.00 Callander

Acts 3.12-19

1.John 3.1-7

John 3:16-21

11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 3.12-19

1.John 3.1-7

John 3:16-21



15.00 Sunday 15th April


St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Edinburgh Renaissance Band

Ever wondered what the sound of a crumhorn is? What does a shawm look like? And what is the difference between a sliding trumpet and a sackbutt? This concert will answer all these questions and more!


Wednesday 18th April 2018                                            

10.00 Callander

John 6.35-40


19.30 Friday 20th April

Aberfoyle Vestry meets


15.00 Sunday 22nd April

A concert by the Syrian Classical Guitarist Ayman Jarjour at 14 South Church Street Callander

Admission free; donation to Forth Valley welcome


19.30 Thursday 26th April

The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Aberfoyle and Buchlyvie Practices will be held at Buchlyvie School Hall. Dr Hamish MacLaren, , will be the guest speaker. The talk will be followed by refreshments and a short Annual General Meeting


19.30 Saturday 28th April

Holy Trinity Church Albert Place Stirling FK8 2QL

Artlink central

Art Exhibition and refreshments including a musical performance.

Special guests

Crawford Logan Master of Ceremonies

Kenneth Reid Tenor

Penelope Cousland mezzo soprano

Nick Morris bass

Tim Dean accompanist

Tickets available from 01786 450971


Quiet Garden at Gleneagles

Tuesday May 8th, Tuesday June I2th

and Wednesday July 18th 2018


to be led by

The Rev Giles Dove, The Rev Tracy Dowling , Canon Andrew Meynell

Warmth, tea and coffee are provided

The aim is to provide an opportunity for stillness and reflection for visitors of any faith or none in the beautiful setting of Gleneagles, a chance to wander around this recently created wild garden or walk the grass maze and finish the afternoon with a short service in the private 16th century chapel.

The first Quiet Garden was a dream of The Rev Philip Roderick that came true over 25 years ago. The Trust to which the Quiet Gardens are affiliated is in Buckinghamshire and has the vision of spreading a network of opportunities for stillness and reflection aided by the beauty of the garden.

A suggested Donation of £3 to the Quiet Gardens Trust

Enquiries to: Petronella Haldane, Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1PJ

Tuesday May 8th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open


Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle


Sunday 10th June

Linkage Songs of Praise

This we hope will be a Joint Service at St Mary’s. However, your contribution is required! Members of both congregations are asked to select a hymn and, if possible will be willing to say, or write down the reason why the hymn has been chosen.  Suggestions to Richard please as soon as possible

Tuesday June 12th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open


Wednesday July 18th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open

Saturday 28th July

Diocesan Pilgrimage in association with Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum

Details to follow


Saturday 15th September 10.00 – 16.00

St Mary’s Open Doors Day


Sunday 16th September 14.00 – 16.00

St Andrew’s Open Doors Day


Friday 28th September

Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews.

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.