Linkage Bulletin week commencing 14th November 2016


 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 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

Roslynn Grant the Fair’s organiser writes

‘We made over £1300 with the sale of the residual baking still to come.  A fantastic amount raised!

Huge thanks to all who donated for the event and who organised and manned tables.  Many people commented on the wonderful community atmosphere (as there always is at our Christmas Fair).

Thank you all again for your efforts in raising such a great amount for the Church’.

Our thanks are added to Roslynn and Tom for a phenomenal amount of work and careful organisation to make this possible.

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

Wednesday 16th November

No midweek service – Richard away

 Thursday 17th November

14.00 Callander Kirk Guild Meeting (see above)

Sunday 20th November 2016

Christ the King

Sunday next before Advent

God the Father,
help us to hear the call of Christ the King
and to follow in his service,
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, one glory.

Services & Readings

08.00 Balfron

Luke 23:33-43

10.00 Callander

Jer. 23:1-6

Col. 1:11-20

Luke 23:33-43

 11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 23:1-6

Col. 1:11-20

Luke 23:33-43

 Sunday 20 November 2016

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

3pm The Kentigern Quartet (see above)

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 21:12-19


 Future notices 

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 4th December

Aberfoyle Kirk Christmas Fayre

Aberfoyle Memorial Hall

13.00 – 16.00

Entrance £1.00 child 50 pence

To book a table (£8.00)01877 382701 Trish or 01877 382230 Nicola

 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.