Linkage Bulletin week commencing 24th October 2016

Notices for the week beginning 24th October 2016 


Sunday 30th October

British Summer Time ends

 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.

Donations for the tombola and raffle are 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.

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 Shostakovichkentigern-img_6516

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 and for his parents and grandparents.

Those recovering from operations and awaiting diagnosis.

St Andrew’s Rotas

Flowers: Hilary’s substitute

Readers and sides persons: Fiona, Sandra and Peter

This week

Wednesday 26th October 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 13:22-30

Saturday 29th October

19.30 until 22.30

Callander Kirk Community Ceilidh

Tickets available from Callander Kirk Office

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.30 – 12.30

Adult tickets £8.00 with concessions

Live Band


Sunday 30th October

CLOCKS GO BACK one hour (see above)

Trinity 23

4th Sunday before Advent

The Feast of Saints Simon and Jude

Almighty God,
who built your Church upon the foundation
of the apostles and prophets,
with Jesus Christ himself as the chief cornerstone:
so join us together in unity of spirit by their doctrine,
that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you;
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

Dan. 7:1-3,15-18

Eph. 1:11-end

John 15:17 – end

11.15 Aberfoyle

Dan. 7:1-3,15-18

Eph. 1:11-end

John 15:17 – end

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

10.00 Callander

Luke 14:25-33

11.30 Killearn

Luke 14:25-33

Future notices 

Saturday 12th November

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

 Sunday 13th November

Remembrance Sunday

St Mary’s

There will be no service at St Mary’s. There will be a Joint Service with Aberfoyle Kirk. 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.

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

Preacher at St Mary’s The Revd. Graham Willey

Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service starting at 11.15

 Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Please remember that Service times and venues will vary: details to follow

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.