Linkage Bulleting for week beginning 24th April 2017

Notices for week beginning 24th April 2017

 For your prayers

Those awaiting and those recovering from operations Ros Ford, Roger Bradley and Alan Clarke

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election

St Andrews Rota

Flowers: Roslynn Grant

Readers and sides persons:

Fiona Gibson

Sandra Connell

Peter Forrester


St Marys Rota

Flowers: Vi Boyd

Readers and sides persons:

Jamie Parker

George Willis

This week

Tuesday 25th April 2017

Commencing 18.30

Seminar Double Bill:
The Charity Trustees’ Toolkit
The Role of the Charity Chair
Accredited Specialist in Charity Law, Colin Liddell, and Charity Law Solicitor, Sarah Rennie, will be hosting their Annual Seminar for Charity Trustees and Charity Managers at The Soutar Theatre at the AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth

The evening will be split into two sessions:

‘The Charity Trustees’ Toolkit’  In the first session, from 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m., Colin and Sarah will cover a variety of topics including the process for Trustee selection, Risk Management together with recent changes and current issues.

‘The Role of the Charity Chair’  In the second session, from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m., Colin will cover a subject which is relevant to all Trustees and not just Chairs, or Vice-Chairs, in order to understand the Chair’s role and challenges.

There will of course also be the usual Q & A session after each session and a short refreshment break in between.

Places are £10 per person for either or both sessions and all proceeds will be donated to this year’s nominated charity PKVAS, Scottish Charity Number SC005561

If you would like to attend, please contact to request a Booking Form.

There are a limited number of spaces and bookings will be dealt with on a first-paid, first-served basis.

Wednesday 26th April 

10.00 Callander

John 3.16-21

Sunday 30th April

Easter 2

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

10.00 Callander

Acts 2.14a, 36-41

1.Peter 1.17-23

Luke 24.13-35


11.15 Aberfoyle

Acts 2.14a, 36-41

1.Peter 1.17-23

Luke 24.13-35

Future Notices

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

10.00 Callander

John 6.35-40

11.30 Killearn

John 6.35-40

Future Events 

18.00 Sunday 7th May

St Modoc’s Doune

The choir of St Saviour’s Bridge of Allan will sing Choral Evensong: preacher The Revd Canon Dom Ind

Tuesday 9th May

17.00 Fellowship Group at Croftamie

19.30 Callander Vestry meets

Tuesday 16th May

Dunblane Area Council Meeting

St Saviours Bridge of Allan

19.30 Tuesday 16th May at St Saviours Bridge of Alan

James Gardner ‘Young people’s involvement in the Church’

15.00 Sunday 21st May

St Mary’s Third Sunday@ Three Concert Series

Soprano, Baritone and Organ Recital

An hour-long concert of music spanning four centuries including baroque arias and duets.

Ursuala Bambuch Soprano

Simon Oberst Baritone

Kevin Duggan Organist and Director of Music at Dunblane Cathedral

Tickets £10.00 at the door


19.30 Thursday 25th May at St Mary’s Dunblane

Dunblane Area Council Ascension Day Festal and Choral Communion Service.


Saturday 27th May

Casting the Net Gathering


Bishop David’s last visit to the Linkage

This will take place on Sunday 28th May. To mark the occasion, there will be a joint service at St Mary’s starting at 11.15. There will be no service at St Andrew’s that day. Transport from Callander will be provided: please see Richard if you require a lift


St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Sunday 25th June

14.00 – 17.00

Carol and Mark Seymour’s Garden at Thorntree Arnprior FK8 3EY will be open. The solar panel greenhouse watering system and solar pond aerator will be of special interest.

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral


7th – 11th August

10.00 – 12 noon

Guardians of Ancora Holiday Club

For all Primary aged children

Games, Crafts, Stories, Songs

Online booking now open

Or contact Richard for further details.

Linkage Harvest Supper Friday 29th September at Callander


 St Andrews Christmas Fair Saturday 11th November


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.