Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 4th November 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 4th November 2019

This bulletin covers two weeks detailing change of service times and venues for two Sundays 10th and 17th November

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.


Mary Bates writes ‘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 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’.

Diocesan Newsletter

The first issue of the Diocesan Newsletter will be available online via the Diocesan Website   The front page near the bottom allows the addition of your email address.  Once this has been entered, your details you will be added to the mailing list.

Wednesday 6th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 14.25-33

11.30 Killearn

Luke 14.25-33

19.30 Wednesday 6th November

 At the next meeting of the Loch Ard Local History Group, first cousins Marjory Brown and Ann Wallace born in Drumlean between Kinlochard and Aberfoyle will reminisce about World War 2. The war featured as a major part of their childhood. In conversation with Joyce Kelly, they will recall what it meant growing up at that time. The discussion will include memories of evacuees in the area, the arrival of American and British soldiers, and how VE day was recognised. Their first-hand childhood experience of testing gas masks will be equally interesting! This is one of those rare experiences not to be missed. Venue is Kinlochard Village Hall starting at 7.30 pm in Wednesday 6th November. Further details from Joyce Kelly-secretary on 01877 387292 or James Kennedy-chairman on 01877 387201.

19.30 Thursday 7th November.
Doctor’s Choir

A concert being held at Callander Kirk with tickets priced at £5.00 with refreshments available at the door. In addition, there will be items played by Callander Brass. All proceeds to Strathcarron Hospice.

Saturday 9th November

 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall commencing 10.00

Sunday 10th November


St Andrews

10.00 Short Remembrance Service without Communion

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 Mary’s.

Wednesday 13th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 17.11-19

Thursday 14th November

14.00 Callander Kirk Guild Open meeting

Sunday 17th November

Confirmation Sunday.

8.00 Balfron Holy Communion

10.00 No service at St Andrews

11.15 Confirmation Service at St Mary’s. Please come and support the candidates as well as meeting Bishop Ian for his first visit to the Linkage. The service will be followed by a Linkage Lunch at the Faerie Tree Main Street Aberfoyle commencing at 13.00. The lunch needs to be pre-ordered. There is an application form at the foot of this Bulletin or paper order to be returned to Richard please by Sunday 10th November. After lunch:

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The multi-talented musician, Calum Robertson is welcomed back to Aberfoyle with soprano Sally Carr, trumpeter Christopher Roberts and timpanist, Thomas Lowe. They are all successful young musicians, educated in Scotland and recipients of prestigious prizes and awards. They will be playing a very interesting and varied programme including music by Boyce, Handel and Burgon.

Future Notices:

 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 at 11.15, St Mary’s Annual Parish Meeting

16.30 Diocesan Advent Carol Service 

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.


Application form

Linkage Congregational Luncheon Sunday 17 November following the Confirmation Service

The Faerie Tree, Main Street Aberfoyle.


Roast gammon/vegetable curry/haddock & chips followed by apple crumble/fruit salad + ice cream. Soup, drinks, and coffee may be ordered separately. All options are gluten-free.

To book your place, complete this proforma and return it by Sunday 10 November please to Richard:


Please tick your options and indicate additional number of meals required.

Main Course: Roast gammon


Vegetable Curry


Haddock & Chips


Apple Crumble


Fruit Salad and Ice Cream