Linkage Bulletin for weeks commencing 16th July and 23rd July 2018

Notices for the weeks beginning 16th and 23rd July


Joan Dymond 

It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Joan died on Saturday night in hospital.  Joan had been under treatment, and had been suffering, for a long time. 

Our thoughts and Prayers are with John and the family. 

Please pray for Joan and the Family and may her soul rest in peace.


There is presently no internet connection to The Rectory. Please text as necessary for urgent matters until further notice. 

Diocesan Pilgrimage  

This will be held on Saturday 28th July: full details of the day are now available: see below.


14th -29th July 2018

Callander and Trossachs Summerfest

Music, Film, Dance, Drama, Art, Crafts, Outdoor and Kids’ activities, Heritage and Poetry. St Andrew’s  is involved by hosting ‘Art in the Pews’ – an exhibition of works by artists Darren Woodhead, Michael P. Young and Orla Stevens, alongside artwork from a school project on Flanders Moss, the best photos from Callander Photo Club, felt pictures by Val Adie and a Heritage Society display on Scotland’s Suffragettes. It is open Monday to Sat 12 to 16.30 and Sunday 14.00 to 16.30 and we hope you will look in and see it at some point. If you would like to help by stewarding, please contact Hilary Gunkel direct on  or Tel 01877 330798

St Mary’s Sunday 29th July

11.15 Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade Camp Service.

St Andrew’s Rota

Fiona, Hilary, Sandra 

St Mary’s Rota

Sunday 22nd July

Kate Joynson or substitutes 

Sunday 29th July

David Miller

Jonny North

This week

Wednesday 18th July

10.00 Callander

Matt. 11.25-27


Wednesday July 18th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open

Sunday 22nd July

The eighth Sunday after Trinity

Theme: The Lord’s Prayer ‘Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us’


Almighty Lord and everlasting God,

we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern

both our hearts and bodies

in the ways of your laws

and the works of your commandments;

that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,

we may be preserved in body and soul;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

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

Son of Sol. 3.1-4

  1. Cor. 5.14-17

Matthew 6:14-15


11.15 Aberfoyle

Son of Sol. 3.1-4

  1. Cor. 5.14-17

Matthew 6:14-15


Wednesday 25th July

James the Apostle

10.00 Callander


Saturday 28th July

Diocesan Pilgrimage in association with Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum

To help us experience something of the spiritual potential of pilgrimage, a section of the Fife Pilgrim Way will be navigated on Saturday 28 July this year, ending at the Cathedral ruins in St Andrews, then with refreshments and Evensong at All Saints’ Church, nearby. Destroyed during the Scottish Reformation, St Andrews Cathedral was consecrated in July 1318, the largest church in Scotland, and had already been a major pilgrimage destination for centuries for Christians from all over Europe. The Cathedral ruins remain an attraction for tourists and pilgrims from all over the world, with a renewed spiritual emphasis supported by new pilgrim routes, like the FPW. Different pilgrimage options have been provided to encourage participation from those with a wide range of mobility requirements and ages, along the different stages of the route. There will be places to rest and pray on the route and each stage will begin with a short act of worship during which any additional pilgrims will be welcomed and incorporated.


OPTION A would suit those who are used to walking longer distances – over 10 miles – covering some rough farm tracks, rural, woodland and urban paths, with some sustained hills to climb (transport back to Ceres will be provided for those who park at the start of this option).


OPTION B would suit those who are comfortable with some rougher sections, sloping surfaces and a distance of about 4-5 miles along country and urban paths. It starts at Craigtoun Country Park so could be part of a longer day out with children (transport back to Craigtoun will be provided for those who park at the start of this option).


OPTION C would suit those who are comfortable with up to a 3 mile route in a fairly flat, urban setting on fairly good tarmac and paved surfaces.


OPTION D would suit those who are comfortable with a distance of about half a mile, in a flat, urban setting along pavements and the paths and cut grass of the Cathedral ruins. Ceres Craigtoun Park


If any of the above are of interest, please let Richard know. Application by booking form obtained from Richard

Sunday 29th July

The ninth Sunday after Trinity



Almighty God,

who sent your Holy Spirit

to be the life and light of your Church:

open our hearts to the riches of your grace,

that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit

in love and joy and peace;

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

10.00 Callander

  1. Kings 4.42-44

Eph. 3.14-21

John 6.1-21

11.15 Aberfoyle

Parade Service (see above)

  1. Kings 4.42-44

Eph. 3.14-21

John 6.1-21



Wednesday 1st August 2018

10.00 Callander


11.30 Killearn


Future Notices:

Friday 17th August

10.45 for 11.00



FROM THE Rolling Stones to Caravaggio

Kate Seymour

Head of Education SRAL Netherlands

Gartmore Village Hall FK8 3RW

Illustrated Lecture

Questions led by Lyon and Turnbull

Lunch (gluten-free & vegetarian)

Wine donated by Lyon and Turnbull


Charities: music in Hospitals, The Tullochan Trust, The Sons of the Rock Society


RSVP BY 1st August to or 01786 870710 indicating number of tickets

Tickets £20.00

Payable by cheque to the chosen charity and sent to Carol Seymour at Thorntree, Arnprior FK8 3EY or cash payment at the door if requested in advance.


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.


Saturday 20th October

Consecration of  The Revd Canon Ian Paton as Bishop of St Andrews Dunkeld and Dunblane – details to follow.


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.