Linkage Bulletin for two weeks commencing 18th November 2019

Notices for the week beginning 18th November for a fortnight

Stirling Street Pastors

Open Afternoon invitation

Sunday 24th November

14.00 -15.30

St Andrews Church Hall

Come along and meet members of the team and find out more what Street Pastors do in Stirling. There will be information available about upcoming training opportunities.

For more information: Morag Hendry coordinator 07545527511 or

St Andrews Christmas Fair

Thank you everyone for hard work and commitment that made the Fair held on the 9th November run so smoothly and raise a total of £1379.45.

Confirmation Sunday

Thank you to those who made the Confirmation Service on the 17th November a memorable occasion. A special thanks to those who decorated the church and organised the lunch.

Third Sunday at Three Concerts

The last of the 2019 season of Third Sunday at Three concerts took place yesterday and, as always, the standard of performance was remarkable. This gives the opportunity to acknowledge the work and dedication of the Concert Committee throughout this year. The new series begins on the 19th January 2020

Notice of Annual Parish Meetings

Notice of any matter to be added to the meeting agendas must be clearly notified in writing to the respective Vestry Secretaries within seven clear days of the date of the meeting to which the matter relates.

St Andrew’s Callander 10.00 Sunday 1st December

St Mary’s Aberfoyle following the morning service on Sunday 8th December

Changes of Service timetable for December

Sunday 1st December

No morning service at Aberfoyle

11.15 Joint Linkage Service at Callander for Advent

Sunday 8th December

Normal timetable

Sunday 15th December

8.00 Balfron Holy Communion

10.00 No service at Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle

18.30 Callander Carol Service

Sunday 22nd December

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

No service at Aberfoyle

16.00 Aberfoyle Carol Service


Mary Bates writes ‘Loch Lomond and Trossachs 2020 Calendar is now available, featuring for the first time, St Mary’s in the December picture. A kitchen calendar with a tear-off postcard plus a recipe for each month, it is great value for money at £3.50 each – or £3 each if you buy 2 or more. Available at St Mary’s (supplies are in my car boot!) or contact me by email at and I can arrange delivery – within reason. A donation for each calendar sold through the church will be made to the Linkage’.

Diocesan Newsletter

The first issue of the Diocesan Newsletter will be available online via the Diocesan Website   The front page near the bottom allows the addition of your email address.  Once this has been entered, your details you will be added to the mailing list.

The next fortnight

Rotas for 24th November





John Dymond

Mark Seymour

No rota required for the 1st December

Wednesday 20th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 19.11-28

Sunday 24th November

Christ the King

 Sunday before Advent


Eternal Father,

whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven

that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:

keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit

and in the bond of peace,

and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Services & Reading

10.00 Callander

Jer. 23.1-6

Col. 1.11-20

Luke 23.33-43

11.15 Aberfoyle

Mal. 4.1-2a

2. Thess. 3.6-13

Luke 21.5-19

Wednesday 27th November

10.00 Callander Holy Communion

Sunday 1st December 

Advent Sunday

10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting followed by

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.


Almighty God,

give us grace to cast away the works of darkness

and to put on the armour of light,

now in the time of this mortal life,

in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;

that on the last day,

when he shall come again in his glorious majesty

to judge the living and the dead,

we may rise to the life immortal;

through him who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Future Notices

Sunday 8th December 

following the morning service at 11.15, St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

16.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service at the Cathedral 

19.00 Gartmore Village Hall

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

The concert will feature Britten’s Ceremony of Carols as well the usual favourites for all to sing along.

Festive refreshments will be provided in the interval

Tickets (£10, £3 for children) at the door or from choir members

Contact Amy Anderson at or Colin Cameron at

Sunday 15th December

18.30 St Andrews Carol Service. No morning service at St Andrews.

19.00 Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers Christmas concert

As above

Sunday 22nd December

16.00 St Mary’s Carol Service No morning service at St Mary’s

Tuesday 24th December

Christmas Eve

23.30 Midnight Holy Communion Service

Wednesday 25th December

8.00 Holy Communion BCP Balfron

10.00 Holy Communion Callander

11.15 Holy Communion Aberfoyle.

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