Linkage Bulletin week commencing 20th August 2108

Notices for the weeks beginning 20thAugust




Jamie Orr Ewing


It is with regret that Jamie’s death is announced. Funeral arrangements will be confirmed. May he rest in peace and rise in glory. Our prayers and condolences to the family.


The Diocesan Pilgrimage


The Revd Nerys Brown writes

28th July, the day of our first diocesan pilgrimage to St Andrews, was a day to remember. It was a day of sunshine and showers, a day for prayer and song, conversation and laughter.

Those hardy souls who tramped the first five miles from the picturesque village of Ceres were rather damp when they arrived at Craigtoun Park. It was easy to distinguish between them and those who joined them for the second half of the journey.

The excitement grew as we caught a glimpse of the twin towers of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in the distance and the sun had dried clothes and hair by the time we arrived at Hallow Hill where even more pilgrims were waiting for us.

A long line of about 70 walkers threaded their way along the Lade Braes towards St Andrew’s Church. There were Episcopalians from Leven, Lochgelly and Kinross, Dunfermline and Rosyth, Aberfoyle, Doune, Dunblane and Dollar, Stirling, Perth, Blairgowrie, Forfar, Cupar, Ladybank and St Andrews. There were Catholics from Tayport and Dundee, Methodists and members of the Church of Scotland, two medievalists from Glasgow University and a couple who live near the Camino in France.

We arrived at our destination in bright sunshine and then made our way to All Saints for a welcome cup of tea and evensong.

Thank you, Alasdair Coles and Nick Cooke for organising the pilgrimage, to the two churches at St Andrews for their hospitality and to all who led the reflections along the way and the final worship, including bishops Bruce and Bob. On the day, there was talk of another pilgrimage next year and some were even planning a trip to walk the Camino. In the meantime, should any church group like to walk part of the Fife Pilgrim Way in the coming months, Alasdair would be happy to be your guide. He can be contacted at

Linkage Harvest Supper 2018

We plan to hold a Harvest supper and Quiz at 19.30 on Friday 28th September 2018 in St Andrew’s Hall. If you can attend, please contact Fiona Gibson (St Andrews) (01877 331508 email or Melanie Grosse (St Mary’s) (01877382887 email  as soon as possible, and by the latest Friday 21st September, with the number of people accompanying. As in previous years, supper is provided on a bring and share basis. It is suggested that each person brings one item serving six people. The items are quiche, cold meat, salad, pudding, a bottle of wine or a soft drink. When contacting Fiona or Melanie, please indicate what you feel able to provide. Alternatively, paper forms are available to complete and return in both churches.


St Andrew’s Garden

The trees are beginning to bear fruit. Please feel free to pick and encourage others to do likewise



Peter and Christine



John Dymond and Melanie Grosse

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

10.00 Callander

Matt. 20.1-16


Trinity 13

Sunday 26th August 2018

Trinity 13

Perseverance in Prayer (1)

Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo.


Faithful God,
who strengthened Monica, the mother of Augustine, with wisdom,
and through her patient endurance encouraged him
to seek after you:
give us the will to persist in prayer
that those who stray from you may be brought to faith
in your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
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


Eph. 6.10-20

Mark 3:31 – end

11.15 Aberfoyle


Eph. 6.10-20

Mark 3:31-end


Wednesday 29th August 2018

10.00 Callander


11.00 St Mary’s

The funeral of James ‘Jimmy’ Johnson followed by burial (11.45) at Aberfoyle cemetery




Future Notices:

19.30 Tuesday 11th September

Callander Vestry meets. Agenda 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

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

Alastair Savage and Friends

Friday 28th September

Linkage Harvest Supper at St Andrews (see above)

Saturday 29th September

‘Photography as Prayer’

The launch of a touring exhibition of 50 photographs of people and places taken by members of the Diocese

Launch at Holy Trinity Stirling commencing 14.00 with refreshments.


Saturday 20th October

Consecration of The Revd Canon Ian Paton as Bishop of St Andrews Dunkeld and Dunblane – details to follow.


Sunday 21st October

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The Monzani Trio


Sunday 11th November

Remembrance Sunday



Sunday 18th November

15.00 Third Sunday at Three Concert Series

The St Petersburg Resurrection Choir


Sunday 2nd December

10.00 St Andrews Annual Parish Meeting

11.15 Linkage Advent Service at St Andrew’s

No service at St Marys that day


Sunday 9th December

St Mary’s following the 11.15 morning service-Annual Parish Meeting


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.