Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 16th October 2019

Linkage Harvest Supper

This will take place at 19.30 on Friday 27th September. Notifications of attendance please by this Saturday 21st September

As usual, this will be a Bring and Share Meal followed by a quiz. There will shortly be forms at the back of both churches for completion. Alternately, you can phone or email as below with your booking. It is asked that you provide something from the list below to serve six people.

Quiche – please specify type

Cold Meat -ditto-

Salad -ditto-

Pudding -ditto-

Wine -ditto-

Soft Drink – ditto

Please return a form or contact Fiona Gibson 01877 331508 (Callander) or Melanie Grosse 01877 382887 (Aberfoyle) by Friday 20th September.


Linkage Confirmation.

A Confirmation Service is to be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November. Anyone considering confirmation is invited to approach Richard. After the confirmation service, there will be a congregational lunch at the Faerie Tree, Main Street, Aberfoyle to give everyone a chance to meet the Bishop over lunch. This will be a two-course meal for £10. The options are: Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Drinks and coffee may be ordered separately.  Booking arrangements will follow in due course.

St Andrews

Remedial works on the Church Hall continue, although hopefully the end is in sight. Renewed thanks to those managing this difficult project.

Saturday 21st September

Balfron High School Choir and the Strathendrick Singers are hosting a free ‘Come & Sing’ day in the High School.  This will include rehearsals and workshops, followed by a public concert at 5pm. Registration will be at 9.45am. There will be no charge to participate.  All are welcome from every age and ability range; no previous singing experience is necessary.
For those who have not experienced a ‘Come and Sing’ event before, the idea is to rehearse much loved repertoire from  scratch to a standard ready for performance for the public at the end of the day. The main purpose is to enjoy the experience of singing with others, learn more about singing and discover new music!
The impact of singing on our health & wellbeing is well-recognised, improving confidence, resilience, self-esteem and much more.  Come and experience a fun and stress-free day singing some of our greatest choral favourites in the company of both choirs.
Book a place now at







Mark Seymour

John Dymond or substitute

This week

Wednesday 18th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 7.31-35

Sunday 22nd September

Trinity 14

The Feast of St Matthew


O Almighty God,

whose blessed Son called Matthew the tax collector

to be an apostle and evangelist:

give us grace to forsake the selfish pursuit of gain and the possessive love of riches

that we may follow in the way of your Son Jesus Christ,

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

Amos 8.4-7

1.Tim. 2.1-7

Mark 3:13-19

11.15 Aberfoyle

Amos 8.4-7

1.Tim. 2.1-7

Mark 3:13-19

Wednesday 25th September

10.00 Callander

Luke 9.1-6

Future notices

Friday 27th September 19.30 Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews (see above)

Sunday 6th October Harvest Festival Sunday

Offerings of tinned produce much appreciated, please

Thursday 10th October Aberfoyle Vestry meets

Sunday 20th October St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 The Atholl Duo

Sunday 20th October

 The Cathedral Gathering

An afternoon of shared experiences with others from across the Diocese. • Doors open 1.30pm (please bring your own packed lunch – tea, coffee, etc. provided) • Welcome from Bishop Ian at 2.30pm • Experience short tasters on: • young people in the church • worship that inspires • engaging with our communities • finding new resources • Bishop Ian and guest in conversation • Closing Evensong at 4.30pm

Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall. Details to follow

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service at St Andrews

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at Callander Kirk

St Marys

10.45 Joint Service commencing at Kirk Memorial followed by joint village service at Kirk. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 17th November Linkage Confirmation Sunday: full arrangements for the day tba No service at St Andrews.

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

Sunday 1st December 11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrews. No service at St Marys.

Sunday 8th December following the morning service St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

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

Christmas Day

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




Cleaning products

Household goods – good quality crockery, cutlery, towels, pots and pans.

No fresh fruit nor veget