Rectors Bulletin week ending 24th January 2016


John Champness

Both parishes will be saddened by news that John Champness is in hospital in Coleraine, N Ireland following a car collision on Tuesday. John has sustained a sternal fracture from the steering wheel.  This will heal itself, given time, but the doctors are being very careful to check for any other injury that might need more active treatment. We send our best wishes to John and to Ruth during this anxious time.

An appeal

There are a number of posts which require to be filled by Lay Members of congregations in this area

General Synod Representative

General Synod meets at Edinburgh in early June annually between Thursday morning and Saturday lunchtime. The dates this year are the 9th to the 11th June.  General Synod is the Episcopal Church ‘Parliament’ and each year a number of important topics are debated. The term for a Representative is normally for a four year period, but a shorter term might well be possible.

Alternate Lay Representative

This is for a one-year term. Should the elected Representative be unavailable for any reason the Alternate attends instead.

Lay Representative for Standing Committee

The Standing Committee meets to oversee the running of the Diocese and its committees: it convenes for a morning in Perth approximately every two months.


These are all important posts and accordingly need to be filled. If any are of interest, would you please contact me for an informal discussion as soon as possible?

 Sunday 24th January 2016 Epiphany 3 Septuagesima The Conversion of St Paul

 Almighty God,
who caused the light of the gospel
to shine throughout the world
through the preaching of your servant Saint Paul:
grant that we who celebrate his wonderful conversion
may follow him in bearing witness to your 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  

Neh. 8:1-3,5-6,8-10

1.Cor. 12:12-31a

For the Gospel Acts 9:1-22

11.15 Aberfoyle

Neh. 8:1-3,5-6,8-10

1.Cor. 12:12-31a

For the Gospel Acts 9:1-22


Tuesday 26th January

Dunblane Area Council

‘Same Sex Marriage’

A discussion led by the The Most Revd. David Chillingworth

Wednesday 27th January 2016

10.00 Callander

Mark 4:1-20

Friday 29nd January

19.30 Aberfoyle-Vestry meets

Future Notices

Wednesday 3rd February

Loch Ard History Group meeting at 19.30   Kinlochard Village Hall

The Clyde and a Family Shipyard by Sandy Steven.

Wednesday 2nd March Piping: Its History and Heritage by John Davidson Kelly.