Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 4th June 2018

Notices for the week beginning 4th June 2018


 Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair (see below)


Sunday 10th June

Linkage Songs of Praise Sunday

 The main service of the day will be joint at Aberfoyle commencing 11.15. There will however be a said Prayer Book Eucharist at St Andrews starting at 10.00. It is hoped though that as many as possible will come to the later service. Thank you to all who have contributed hymns to the service. 

New Bishop 

The Rev Canon Ian Paton has been elected as the new Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane. He has been Rector of Old St Paul’s Church, Edinburgh since 1997, and is also honorary Anglican Chaplain to Edinburgh University, Canon of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh and Associate Tutor at the Scottish Episcopal Institute. He was previously a rector in East Lothian, Vice-Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, a university chaplain in Oxford, a bishop’s chaplain, and a curate in Reading. He is a former convener of the Scottish Episcopal Church’s (SEC) provincial Liturgy Committee, involved in writing new services for the SEC, and continues to teach worship to students training for ministry. He is a supporter of the ordination of women, the rights of LGBTQI people, and the inclusion of people of all ages in the Church.

Canon Ian Paton is married and he and his wife have, between them, four grown-up children. They enjoy art and poetry, hospitality around the dinner table and have a love of the sea.

On hearing the news of his election Canon Ian Paton said “I am very happy and deeply honoured to have been elected by the people of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane to serve them as their Bishop. I ask for your prayers for the whole Diocese, and for me, as we set out together on this new journey for all of us.”

Linkage Prayer Diary

Owing to doubts concerning the new Data Protection legislation, the diary has regrettably needed to be closed until clarification has been obtained.


St Andrew’s Rota

Flowers: Hilary

Sides persons: none required


St Mary’s Rota

Flowers tba

Sides persons: Julie Edmonstone and James Stirling, but no readers required.


This week


Saturday 9th June

St Mary’s Summer Fair 12 noon – 4 pm Tourist Information Centre Aberfoyle.

This will again have a raffle stall. A green plastic box for contributions gratefully received is now at the back of the church. Come and join us and support your local community

Crafts, Baking, Tombola, etc


Contact: Susan Forsyth 01877387265


Sunday 10th June

Trinity 2

Lord, you have taught us

that all our doings without love are nothing worth:

send your Holy Spirit

and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,

the true bond of peace and of all virtues,

without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.

Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,

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

Holy Communion


Mark 3.20-35


11.15 Aberfoyle

Joint Linkage Service: Songs of Praise


Tuesday 12th June 2018

Quiet Garden at Gleneagles open

17.00 Fellowship Group-Croftamie


Wednesday 13th June 2018

10.00 Callander

Matt. 5.17-19

Future Notices

Wednesday 20th June

The next meeting of Dunblane Area Council will take place at 18.30 at St James Dollar. This will be an opportunity to find out more about indoor and outdoor labyrinths. The evening will be concluded with supper and a service of Compline.


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.