Linkage Bulletin for wek commencing 28th October 2019

Notices for the weeks beginning 28th October 2019


Saturday 9th November

10.00 St Andrews Christmas Fair at Callander Kirk Hall

Change of service times and venues for two Sundays

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 Mary’s.

Sunday 17th November

Confirmation Sunday.

8.00 Balfron Holy Communion

10.00 No service at St Andrews

11.15 Joint Service at St Mary’s

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’.

St Andrews Christmas Fair (see below)

There are now boxes at the back of church to receive items for the raffle and tombola. Many thanks to all who have generously donated items so far.

Linkage Confirmation.

This will be held at St Mary’s on Sunday 17th November (see above).  After the service, there will be a congregational lunch in the Faerie Tree. The order form for lunch appears at the end of the bulletin. Please complete and return this to Richard by Sunday 10th November.

Also on

Sunday 17th November

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…… a concert not to be missed!

This week



John Champness

Sandra Connell


Melanie Grosse

Kate Joynson

Wednesday 30th October

10.00 Callander

Luke 13.22-30

Sunday 3rd November

All Saints and All Souls


God of holiness,
your glory is proclaimed in every age:
as we rejoice in the faith of your saints,
inspire us to follow their example
with boldness and joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Services & Readings

10.00 Callander


2.Thess. 1.1-12

Matthew 5:1-12

11.15 Aberfoyle

Isa. 1.10-18

2.Thess. 1.1-12

Matthew 5:1-12

Wednesday 6th November

10.00 Callander

Luke 14.25-33

11.30 Killearn

Luke 14.25-33

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 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.


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

Please enclose payment. Price £10.00 per meal. Cash or cheque made payable to: Vestry of St Mary’s Church Aberfoyle)


Address or email address.