Rectors Bulletin week ending 27th September

Notices for week beginning Monday 21st September


Callander Open Doors 12th and 13th September

Thank you to everyone who helped and supported this venture. The floral displays were magnificent and the memorabilia displayed for the occasion created interest. Those who supplied the refreshments did a wonderful job. The inclement weather was against us on the Saturday, but other local organizations involved told a similar story. Sunday though brought a pleasing number to St Andrew’s. Now we look forward to next weekend and our part in the Railway Festival (see below)

 Refugee Crisis (see seperate post on this website)

The co-ordinator for the Linkage, Anne Winther writes ‘Can you please pass on many thanks from CalAid who were thrilled by the donations that were made by the congregation last week. Approximately 14 bags were delivered to the depot near Holyrood Edinburgh this week. Collection is still continuing (collection point St Mary’s Church Room), but the list has changed and is now much broader (see below). If any member of St Mary’s is visiting central Edinburgh by car on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon over the next month, please could they consider whether they could ferry a car full of donations to the CalAid drop-off depot is open every Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 7pm at Studio 24 24-26 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DP?’

Harvest Supper

If you have not done so already, could you please respond to Evelyn or Fiona (see below)

Notices for this week

Tuesday 22nd September

Callander Vestry meets.  The agenda should now be in the hands of Vestry Members.

Wednesday 23rd September 

Ember Day

10.00 Callander

Luke 9:1-6

19.30 St Andrew’s and St George’s West, George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PA

Love God, Love God’s World 


With speakers including:

The Most Rev David Chillingworth

Bishop of Dunkeld, St Andrew’s and Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church

Sally Foster Fulton

Convenor of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland

Philppa Bonella

Head of Communications and Education at the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund

The Rev John Humphreys

Synod Moderator of the United Reformed Church in Scotland

Thursday 24 September 2015 9.00am – 9.00pm

As the refugee crisis continues to escalate, many in our congregations are growing increasingly concerned, and are wondering what we might do. In response to this, many of the Cathedrals of the SEC are holding events at the end of September to mark their solidarity with those who are suffering at this time as a result of this crisis. For our part, St. Ninian’s Cathedral will be hosting a Day of Prayer and Action from 9am to 9pm on Thursday 24 September. The day will begin with a service of Holy Communion at 9am, in which all in the diocese are invited to take part.

Saturday 26th September and Sunday 27th September 11.00 – 16.30

Callander Railway Anniversary Weekend

September 2015 will be the 50th anniversary of the landslide at Glen Ogle that effectively closed the railway line known as the Callander to Oban Railway. The railway was crucial to the growth of Callander as a tourist centre. The Festival aims to celebrate this railway heritage and the legacy left behind. The Festival will be held at the following venues

Platform 1 Station Road Car Park

Display of period vehicles

5’’ gauge miniature railway

Platform 2 St Andrews

O Gauge Railway Display and ‘Railfuture Scotland’ which was recently involved in the reinstatement of the Borders Railway will be present: who knows, Callander might yet be served by rail again!

Platform 3 St Kessogs

‘Life in Victorian Callander’

The Clanranald Trust presents a Victorian Market in the Square together with a photo exhibition

Platform 4 Callander Kirk Hall

More photos and displays with book and DVD stalls.

Platform 5

Hamilton Toy Museum ‘ A hundred years of railway and other toys’ including the Museum’s garden railway weather permitting.

For further information see

Saturday 26th September

Lucy Moore of Messy Church fame is coming to our diocese to lead a one day workshop.  This workshop is not about Messy Church per se, but will explore how to be church for families with young children, and worship in all-age contexts.  We will explore themes of children’s spirituality, the unique ministry and worship needs of families, and how to think about making the experience of church welcoming to families with children.  Lucy is an internationally known presenter, worship leader, and author, and has influenced thousands of churches globally in their ministry with children and families. Location Crieff, St Columba’s, Perth Road, Crieff, PH7 3EB. Contact Thomas Brauer – Diocesan Missioner

Sunday  27th September 2015  Trinity 17

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander

Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29

Jas. 5:13-20

Mark 9:38-50

11.15 Aberfoyle

Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29

Jas. 5:13-20

Mark 9:38-50

Wednesday 30th September 2015

10.00 Callander

Luke 9:57-end

Future Notices

Friday 2nd October

Linkage Harvest Supper

Harvest supper and Quiz will be held at 19.30 at St Andrew’s Hall. If you are able to attend, please contact Evelyn Nicolson 01877 330436 or Fiona Gibson 01877 331508 email to notify your intention to come and what you might be able to contribute. The information required by Evelyn and Fiona is set out below. Alternatively, there are paper forms in both churches. Could you please be in touch by Friday 25th September to assist with planning?


It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people.




Saturday 3rd October

St Andrew’s The wedding of Stacey Adamson to Chris Brown

Sunday 4th October

1o.oo St Andrew’s

11.15 St Mary’s followed by an Extraordinary Meeting of St Mary’s Vestry

Saturday 28th November

2015 is a crucial year in the fight against climate change. This December, world leaders will meet at the UN climate talks in Paris to negotiate an international deal to limit global warming.

A fair and ambitious agreement is vital, but whatever is agreed in Paris, it won’t encompass everything needed to reduce global emissions and help those in poorer countries who are already affected by the impacts of the changing climate. At the same time as pushing hard for the best deal possible in Paris, we must also keep up the pressure at national, regional, local and community levels: where change is actually put into practice.

Join hundreds of thousands of people in capital cities around the world including Edinburgh marching for climate action as the UN climate talks in Paris begin.

News of all eco congregation matters can be found at