Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 21st October 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 21st October 2019


The clocks go back on Sunday 27th October.

St Andrews

Callander Kirk Guild has invited members of St Andrews to the Open Meeting to be held on Thursday 14th November. The speaker will be Tamsin Dingwall who is the Callander Kirk Youth Worker. Names please to Sandra Connell.


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 from Mary Bates 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.

St Andrews Christmas Fair (see below)

There are now boxes at the back of church to receive items for the raffle and tombola.

Linkage Confirmation.

This will be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November.  After the service, there will be a congregational lunch in the Faerie Tree. The Faerie Tree is providing a two-course lunch 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. Details for booking the meal will be published in due course.

Loch Ard History Group.

The Loch Ard Local History Group which serves the communities of Stronachlachar, Inversnaid, Kinlochard and Aberfoyle was started in 1999 and is still going strong some twenty years later The group has met regularly since its inception and its activities centre on an annual Winter Programme that runs from October through to April/May, which comprises a monthly talk on a topic of local interest. The group also runs a local interest programme each December where members are invited to talk about an issue of historical research relevant to the local area. To mark the group’s 20th anniversary there will be an exhibition on the construction of Glasgow’s Water Supply on Sunday 27th October in Kinlochard Village Hall. This coincides with the 160th anniversary of Queen Victoria opening the first the Loch Katrine aqueducts Victoria on 14 October 1859

St Mary’s

12.30 Tuesday 29th October

Aberfoyle Parish Church ‘Bats about Batter at the Forth Inn. Menu: Fish and Chips or Steak Pie (pre-order by 27th October through Morna (382330) or Janet (382677)  

This week



Peter Forrester

Amanda Smith


Mark Seymour for James Stirling

George Willis

Wednesday 23rd October

10.00 Callander

Luke 12.39-48

Sunday 27th October

Trinity 19

Bible Sunday


Blessed Lord,

who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:

help us so to hear them,

to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them

that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,

we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life,

which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,

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. 14.7-10,19-end

2.Tim. 4.6-8,16-18

Luke 18.9-14

11.15 Aberfoyle

Jer. 14.7-10,19-end

2.Tim. 4.6-8,16-18

Luke 18.9-14

Wednesday 30th October

10.00 Callander

Luke 13.22-30

Future Notices:

Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Sunday 10th November Remembrance Sunday

St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service

10.45 Town Remembrance Service at 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 and followed by the next St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series: 15.00 Pistons and Pipes

Sunday 1st December 10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting followed by

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

Diocesan Advent Carol Service – Sunday 8th December 2019 at 4.30pm

Sunday 15th December

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

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




Cleaning products

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

No fresh fruit nor vegetables please.