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Dunblane Churches Together

All the churches of Dunblane join in wishing you a happy and blessed Christmas. We differ in our histories, styles and traditions, but are united in proclaiming that the love of God to all humanity is shown in the birth of Jesus. Listed here you will find all our special services in celebration of Christmas, and when we meet regularly in worship. Anyone is most welcome to any of these services.

Dunblane Cathedral (Church of Scotland)

The Cross

Sunday 16th December        6.30 pm Service of Readings and Carols

Sunday 23rd December       10.30 am Morning Worship including Cathedral Kids’ Nativity Play,
                                     6.30 pm Advent Reflection

Monday 24th December, Christmas Eve,

                                      6.30 pm Christingle,

                      11.30 pm Watchnight Service

Tuesday 25th December      10.30 am Christmas Day Service

Regular Services:

Sunday 10.30 am

Thursday 11.00 am

Dunblane Christian Fellowship (Independent)
Station Road

Sunday 9th December          5.00 pm Carols for Christmas

Tuesday 25th December, Christmas Day

                                                     10.00 am Christmas Service

Regular Services:

Sunday 10.30 am

Dunblane Free Church of Scotland

Beech Road

Sunday 2nd December         11.00 am Craft for Kids Family Service, Wise up - (with drinks and snacks)

Sunday 23rd December       11.00 am Family Service, Come on Inn - (with drinks and snacks)

                                                     6.30 pm Carols by Candlelight

Regular Services

Sunday 11.30 am with Kirk4Kids and 6.30 pm

Holy Family Church (Roman Catholic)

Claredon Place

Sunday 16th December - Bambino Sunday

                                                     11am Morning Mass and Blessing of Cribs

                                                     7.00 pm A Christmas Celebration

Monday 24th December, Christmas Eve

                                                     10 am Morning Mass,

                                                     8 pm Children’s Celebration of Christmas,

                                                     Mass of Christmas Midnight - Carols begin at 11.30 pm

Tuesday 25th December      11 am Mass of Christmas Morning

Sunday 30th December, Feast of the Holy Family - our Patrons,

                                                     Morning Mass 11 am

Christmas Week, daily Mass at 12 noon and on January1st and 2nd.

Regular Services

Saturday 5 pm Vigil Mass

Sunday 11 am Mass

Orthodox Community of St Nicholas

Laighill Loan, Ramoyle

Wednesday 19th December 11.00 am Liturgy of St Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker

Monday 7th January              11.00 am Liturgy, Old Calendar Christmas

Saturday 19th January          11.00 am Liturgy Theophany (Baptism of Christ), Great Blessing of the Waters

Regular Services

Liturgies usually every Sunday at 11 a.m., but check www.orthodoxchurchdunblane.com , and also for directions.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Meet in Braeport Centre

Regular Meetings for Worship on Sundays at 10.30 am

St Blane’s Church (Church of Scotland)

High Street (East)

24th December Christmas Eve     6.30 pm Family Service and film

                                                                11.30 pm Watchnight Service

25th December Christmas Day     10.30 am Family Service

Regular Services:

Sunday 10am (During December thinking about “The Colours of Christmas”)

St Mary’s Church (Scottish Episcopal Church)

Four Ways Roundabout

Sunday 16th December        4.00pm Carol Service: Luke’s Story

Monday 24th December, Christmas Eve,

                                                     4.00 pm Christingle Service

                                                     11.30 pm, First Eucharist of Christmas

Tuesday 25th December, Christmas Day,

                                                     8.30 am Said Eucharist

                                                     10.30 am All-Age Eucharist

Regular Services:

Sunday    8.30 am Said Eucharist

10.30 am Sung Eucharist

Thursday, 22 November 2018 07:18

First Electric Train Arrives in Dunblane

The first ever electric train arrived in Dunblane last night having completed a full speed test run,.  Electric services to Edinburgh and Glasgow are due to start on 9th December with Dunblane being the most northerly station in the country to have electric services.  See the video from Network Rail :

https://twitter.com/networkrailegip/status/1067757592808697856?s=21

 

New Timings

Haymarket Timetable  Haymarket - Best time 51 minutes

EDI TimetableEdinburgh Park - Best Time 46 minutes

Glasgow Timetable Glasgow - Best time 35 minutes

The new rail times for Dunblane commuters are dissappointing and the background is complex :

 - This timetable introduces the Glasgow-Cumbernauld-Edinburgh service which was intended to cover the stops at Linlithgow and Polmont.  In fact the Dunblane train is stopping there - this may be due to protests or maybe an interim approach.  These stops may be removed in May (next timetable change) which would improve timings.  This was supposed to be a mitigation to the removal of the 7.23 Dunblane Express.

- At the next timetable change again in May all trains on the line will be electric and have faster acceleration.  There will now be 12 trains an hour instead of 10 through Newbridge Junction, so reliability will be an interesting challenge.

Juggling the greater number of trains on the Central Scotland triangle has required focus on the citys eg Stirling and this has resulted in the strange scenario of a quicker train from Dunblane that needs to sit at Stirling for a significant number of minutes.

.From the Stirling Observer 21 November 2018

 Trains

 

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 19:11

Partial Closure of A9 will impact on the Town!

Read the Stirlng Observer Articles

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Read the Stirlng Observer Article about the Bridge

 

 Here is the 28 November Stirlng Observer Article about the Wall

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Here is the 21 November Stirlng Observer Article about the Wall

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Stirling Observer Picks up the Pink Benches Story !

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From Facebook : Dear Stirling Council, please bring back our benches!

#bringbackourbenches #pinkbenches

Nora GilfillantoDunblane Development Trust  I thought the pink benches were lovely - sad they have gone https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/ff0/1/16/1f613.png")">?

Hamilton Rach Why did the go ??

Beth Boyd Hopefully to be repainted!!!!

Ann Robertson The volunteers spent a lot of time painting them. Maybe not to everyones taste but certainly colourful??

Alan Smeaton Why/who removed them? Does anyone have contact details?

Jane Stewart Disgraceful that after all that work the council come in & whip them away without a word & the cost? Council must have money to burn!!!!

Karen Patrick They looked great ..

Louise Owen #bringbackourbenches #pinkbenches

Nora Gilfillan I thought they were beautiful and fun - a change from black or dark green. It is the first time in my life that I ever stopped and took photos of park benches. (I’m glad I did) It was a lovely sunny day and they made me smile. With all the beautiful pink and purple flowers around they looked great .... in my opinion..... but then I love colour ??????????

Ros Walker Noooooooooo!

Helen Dixon Beautiful

Victoria Hall Dunblane people walking through this area will want to sit down and soak up the lovely atmosphere all year, not just in the summer. so hope Stirling Council bring them back soon

Margaret Lawrie Why have benches been removed and who removed them ?? Where they removed because someone didnt like colour - surely not - made you smile!

Arlene Lindsay Just like they need to bring back all the toilets too. A disgrace they havent got any now

 

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