Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 18th July 2016

Notices for the week beginning 18th July


St Andrew’s

 Parish Trip

The trip to Dunkeld Cathedral and Birnam attracted a record number of participants and was accompanied by warm sunshine.  Our thanks to Hilary Gunkel, the organizer whose skill ensured the day ran smoothly and enjoyably

Church Garden

An anonymous person continues to devote labour and love to the grounds at St Andrew’s to the extent that it has never looked better. Thank you for all that has been done.

 Alistair and Mary Barclay

With great sadness yesterday St Andrew’s bade what is hoped in only ‘au revoir’ to Alistair and Mary who over the past years have been a tower of strength to St Andrews in any number of ways. Our thanks for their service and friendship and best wishes for their move north later this week.

St Mary’s

Third at Three concert series.

The first of these was held yesterday afternoon when an encouraging number came to listen to Gallic music performed by Feis Fhorit. The remainder of this season’s concerts are noted in this issue of the bulletin: please transfer these dates to your diary now! Thank toy Elizabeth, Mary-Clare and Christopher for your vision and enthusiasm.

The Linkage – paper copies

The Bulletin is transmitted by email to save costs. Inevitably those without computers can often be devoid of news. Thanks to Amanda and Sandra, paper copies are distributed weekly around St Andrew’s parish. From this Sunday onwards copies will be found at St Mary’s. Please make this generally known and take a copy for anyone you feel might benefit.

For your prayers

Jenny, the sister of John Champness recently diagnosed with serious illness.

Those preparing to be married in Linkage churches during the coming months

For those on holiday that they might find rest and refreshment

For Walter Hall and his family following the death of his mother, Brenda

Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July

11.00 to 16.00 Port of Menteith Church

A Festival of Flowers

Entrance by donation

Produce Stall

Saturday 23rd July at St Mary’s

The wedding of Fiona Brown to William Findlay


Sunday 24th July The ninth Sunday of Trinity

Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
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

Gen. 18:20-32

Col. 2:6-15

Luke 11:1-13


11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 18:20-32

Col. 2:6-15

Luke 11:1-13


Wednesday 26th July 2016

10.00 Callander

Matt. 13:44-46


Future Notices


Sunday 31st July

St Mary’s

The Annual Camp service of the Manchester Church Lads and Girls Brigade


Sunday 21 August 2016

 St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series

Commencing 15.00

Pure Brass Andrew Connell-Smith Trumpet Iain Archibald Trumpet Chris Gough French Horn Chris Mansfield Trombone Danielle Price Tuba Pure Brass are one of the UK’s most established brass quintets and will entertain with a kaleidoscopic programme covering music from the Baroque to the contemporary.

Saturday 27th August

St Mary’s

The wedding of Cara Denholm to Craig Duff

Saturday 10th September

St Mary’s Blessing of Marriage

St Andrew’s Wedding

Sunday 11th September

St Andrew’s

14.00 – 16.00 Stirling Council Open Doors weekend

Monday 12th September

Service of Renewal of Wedding Vows

Tuesday 13th September

Area Council meets at Auchterarder

Saturday 17th September

Casting the Net Gathering at Perth Cathedral

Details and Booking Form to follow

Sunday 18th September

St Mary’s ‘Third Sunday at Three’ concert series

15.00 Music for Trumpet, Soprano and Organ Ann Archibald former Principal Soprano, Scottish Opera Iain Muirhead former Principal Trumpet, Scottish Opera Liam Devlin organist Pollokshields Parish church Programme will include music by Handel, Bach and Scarlatti.

Saturday 24th September

St Andrews

The wedding of Leanne Stevenson to Wayne Johnson

Friday 7th October

St Andrew’s

Linkage Harvest Supper

Sunday 9th October

Harvest Festivals

Sunday 16 October

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

15.00 Ecclesiastical Heraldry Illustrated talk by Elizabeth Roads, LVO, FSA, FSA (Scot), Snawdoun Herald of Arms. Ecclesiastical heraldry is literally woven into the fabric of all of Scotland’s main-stream churches, particularly the Roman Catholic Church. You do not need to be an expert on heraldry, or ecclesiastical matters, to learn something of this colourful subject, which will give an insight to many of Scotland’s buildings, not just churches.

Saturday 12th November

St Andrew’s Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 13th November

Armistice Sunday

Sunday 20 November 2016

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three series

3pm The Kentigern Quartet

Barbara Downie violin Feargus Hetherington violin Nicola Boag viola Jessica Kerr cello Programme to include Beethoven, Ravel and Mendlessohn.

Sunday 27th November

Callander Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service

Sunday 4th December

Aberfoyle Annual Parish Meeting following Morning service

 Sunday 18th December

Carol Service Sunday

Sunday 15 January 2017

St Mary’s Third at three series

Commencing 15.00

Pistons and Pipes Tom Poulson Trumpet Calum Robertson Organ/Clarinet This exciting and entertaining young duo have promised a wide ranging programme with a strong sense of spectacle.