Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 30th April 2018

Notices for the week beginning 30th April 2018 



Linkage Songs of Praise – Sunday 10th June

Thank you to those from both parishes who have responded with a favourite hymn. Further details of the service will follow in due course.


Episcopal Vacancy

Following preliminary interviews last week, a short-list of three candidates to fill the post of Bishop has now been published These candidates will meet with the Electoral Synod on Saturday 26th May, with an election taking place the following Saturday the 2nd June. Our thoughts and prayers for all concerned.

For your prayers

Evelyn Nicolson

Mary Bates

Joan and John Dymond

Cath Adie

Our Diocese and the quest for a new Bishop

St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Fiona Gibson

Sides persons: Peter, Joan and Christine


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers Vi Boyd

Sides persons: Elizabeth and Christopher Roads * No readings required this Sunday


This week

 Wednesday 2nd May 2018

10.00 Callander

John 15.1-8

11.30 Killearn

John 15.1-8

Sunday 6th May

10.00 St Andrew’s

Rogation Sunday


Almighty God,
whose will it is that the earth and the sea
should bear fruit in due season:
bless the labours

of those who work on land and sea,
grant us a good harvest
and the grace always to rejoice in your fatherly care;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Sunday 6th May 2018

Easter 5

Rogation Sunday


Services & Readings   

10.00 Callander


1.John 5.1-6

John 15.9-17


11.15 Aberfoyle

11.15 Holy Communion and the Baptism of Arthur Spearing

Preacher: Kate Sainsbury Lay Reader of the Strathearn Group of Parishes


Gospel John 15.9-17


Tuesday 8th May 2018

19.00 Vestry- Callander

Tuesday May 8th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open

17.00 Fellowship Group -Croftamie

19.30 Callander Vestry meets


Wednesday 9th May 2018

10.00 Callander

John 16.12-15


Thursday 10th May 2018

Ascension Day

Dunblane Area Council Ascension Day Eucharist to be held at 19.30 on Thursday 10th May at St Saviours Keir Street Bridge of Allan FK9 4AY. The preacher will be The Revd Dr Harriet Harris MBE.  Before moving across the border, Harriet was Chaplain at Wadham College, Oxford and is now the University Chaplain at Edinburgh.                  


Quiet Garden at Gleneagles

Tuesday May 8th, Tuesday June 12th,

and Wednesday July 18th


to be led by

The Rev Giles Dove, The Rev Tracy Dowling , Canon Andrew Meynell

Warmth, tea and coffee are provided

The aim is to provide an opportunity for stillness and reflection for visitors of any faith or none in the beautiful setting of Gleneagles, a chance to wander around this recently created wild garden or walk the grass maze and finish the afternoon with a short service in the private 16th century chapel.

The first Quiet Garden was a dream of The Rev Philip Roderick that came true over 25 years ago. The Trust to which the Quiet Gardens are affiliated is in Buckinghamshire and has the vision of spreading a network of opportunities for stillness and reflection aided by the beauty of the garden.

A suggested Donation of £3 to the Quiet Gardens Trust

Enquiries to: Petronella Haldane, Gleneagles, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1PJ

Sunday 20th May

St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Christopher Nikol Organ Recital

Works by J.S. Bach, Haydn, Elgar and Maxwell Davies


Wednesday 23rd May

No midweek service at St Andrews


Saturday 26th May

14.30 at St Mary’s

The wedding of Seonaid Denholm to James Keenan


Sunday 27th May

Preacher at St Andrew’s and St Mary’s

Ms Luna Faulds Baird: Stirling Street Pastors


Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair

Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle

12 noon – 4 pm

come and join us and support your local community

Crafts, Baking, Tombola, etc


Contact: Susan Forsyth 01877387265



Sunday 10th June

Linkage Songs of Praise

This we hope will be a Joint Service at St Mary’s. However, your contribution is required! Members of both congregations are asked to select a hymn and, if possible will be willing to say, or write down the reason why the hymn has been chosen.  Suggestions to Richard please as soon as possible


Tuesday June 12th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open


Wednesday July 18th

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open

Saturday 28th July

Diocesan Pilgrimage in association with Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum

Details to follow


Saturday 15th September 10.00 – 16.00

St Mary’s Open Doors Day


Sunday 16th September 14.00 – 16.00

St Andrew’s Open Doors Day


Friday 28th September

Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews.


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.