Linkage Bulletin for week commencing 6th March 2017

Notices for week beginning 6th March 2017 



BBC Songs of Praise

In March, Songs of Praise is coming to St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, for two recordings of traditional hymns. We are invited to come for one or both recordings.
The dates and times are as follows:

Rehearsal: Saturday 11th March, 2:30pm – 5:30pm
The rehearsal takes place at St Leonard’s in the Fields, Marshall Place, Perth, PH2 8AG.

Recording One: Saturday 18th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Recording Two: Sunday 19th March, 2.30pm – 5.30pm
The recordings take place at St Ninian’s Cathedral, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP.

Admission will be by free ticket. To apply, Google ‘Songs of Praise Perth’ and download the ticket application form and e-mail it to
Alternatively you can post it to:

Songs of Praise Tickets (Perth), 1st Floor, Dock House, Media City UK, Salford M50 2LH.

The deadline for ticket applications has passed, but the BBC indicates that booking is still open owing to a disappointing response thus far.

Queries please to 335 8429 or contact Richard.


 St Mary’s Lent Group

These will continue after the morning service on the following Sundays in Lent: 12th March, the 2nd April and if required the 9th April. There is a break in between for Concert Sunday on the 19th March and Mothering Sunday on the 26th March. The theme is ‘The fifth Evangelist’. The sessions will finish promptly! Thanks to all who attended the opening session.


St Andrew’s World Day of Prayer

This took place at St Andrew’s on Friday 3rd March and was well supported by the Callander Churches. Thanks to Sandra Connell who is convenor of the event and the many who assisted in numerous ways.


St Mary’s Summer Fair 17th June

Susan Forsyth asks that you publicise this event as widely as possible and its date Saturday 17th June. We are particularly interested in offering potential stallholders spaces for the day.


Easter Lily funds

Carol Seymour, the flower rota convenor at St Mary’s writes

‘The flower ladies give their time and flowers over the years to make St Mary’s look cheerful.  I feel sorry that it is mostly them who donate to the lily fund and hope others can be kind and donate to support the flower ladies who do so much at Easter, Christmas, Harvest Festival making the church look wonderful

Any extra money will be kept for buying Oasis, candles at Christmas and the Advent wreath and only this year the Easter Eggs which can be safely kept for another year’.


Heather Swaine the convenor at St Andrew’s will also welcome similar donations in the box at the back of church for that purpose.


St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

This will take place on Sunday 19th March Details to follow.


St Mary’s Opticians

St Mary’s has managed to collect sufficient pairs of glasses, lenses and cases to start a dispensing service. You may care to view the collection sometime and decide whether anything belongs to you!


For your prayers

Those in hospital: Rozzie and Jamie Parker’s granddaughter undergoing surgery

Those recovering from operations – Elizabeth Roads and John Champness

For members of the Preparatory Committee for the Diocesan Episcopal Election


St Andrew’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Roslynn Grant

Roger Bradley


St Mary’s Rota

Readers and sides persons:

Marie and David Thompson


This week


Wednesday 8th March 2017

10.00 Callander

Luke 11.29-32


Saturday 11th March

Diocesan Synod meets at Perth Cathedral


Saturday 11th March


Callander Filling Station will be held in the Deli Ecosse Ancaster Square between 6.30 – 8.30pm. Tea, coffee, cakes and scones are on offer.

Convenor Robert Scott writes

‘This month Bert McKaig who is a motivational and encouraging speaker, best known for his involvement with Pray for Scotland will be our speaker. This informal Christian meeting brings people together from different churches or no church connection. Using celebration meetings held in non-church venues Filling Stations all over the UK and beyond have seen Christian communities grow in depth and numbers. The Filling Station offers high quality speakers and teachers, worship and accessible prayer ministry and an opportunity to network’.


Sunday 12th March

The Second Sunday in Lent



Almighty God,
by the prayer and discipline of Lent
may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings,
and by following in his Way
come to share in his glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Services & Readings

10.00 Callander 

Gen. 12.1-4a

Rom. 4.1-5;13-17

John 3.1-17


11.15 Aberfoyle

Gen. 12.1-4a

Rom. 4.1-5;13-17

John 3.1-17


Tuesday 14th March

17.00 Fellowship Group- Croftamie

19.30 Callander – Vestry


Wednesday 15th March

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20.17-28


19.30 Friday 17th March

St Anthony’s Church Balfron 150th Anniversary

Ceilidh, Supper, BYOB

McLintock Hall Balfron

Tickets £8.00 and children under 12 £5.00 avaialbe from Fiona Martin or Ray Power 07818112702

Proceeds to Mary Meals Charity Partner

Future Notices


Sunday 19th March

The Third Sunday of Lent

Pippa Reid- Foster

Pippa Reid- Foster

15.00 St Mary’s Third Sunday at Three Concert Series Pippa Reid Foster Harpist

Sunday 26th March

The fourth Sunday of Lent

Mothering Sunday


Sunday 26th March   7pm   Killearn Kirk

Strathendrick Singers 40th Anniversary Concert

To celebrate 40 years of singing, the choir will be performing Carl Orff’s dramatic cantata Carmina Burana, and the premiere of a new work written specially for the choir by Aran Browning, a very talented young graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Tickets £10 from choir members, at the door, or email


Saturday 27th May

Casting the Net Gathering


Sunday 25th June

18.00 Farewell Service for Bishop David at Perth Cathedral


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.

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.


I am very grateful for the donations that now regularly appear. Some of it is used to address need within the Linkage.