This Week's Notices

Week beginning 18 March 2018

Jeffry Wilcox funeral You are all wonderful - what an inspiring outpouring of love and concern, huge appreciation and thanks. St Laurence's is a caring and loving Christian community, for which we shall always be deeply grateful. Claire.

Christian Aid Lent lunch Your final chance to support in person is this coming Friday (23rd). Please do so, especially if you have been unable to attend the previous lunches. A big thank you to all who contributed to the collection following our lunch on March 2nd. Final amounts will be announced later, but it looks as if the total will approach £400 - tremendous generosity. Thank you. Claire (01584 877199 ).

B&B Accommodation needed for young musicians participating in the Ludlow English Song Weekend, 6-8 April. If you can help please contact Ewart Carson ( or 01584 879155)

Contemplation Group at 6 the Snicketts, Portcullis Lane. 11am Wednesdays. During Lent we will be using the Bangor Diocese Lent Book 'Praying the Statues'. Copies are provided. Details from Helen Blyth 875041 and Pat Helm 877683.

Monthly Intercessory prayer meeting will be on Thursday 22nd March and on the fourth Thursday of the month thereafter.

Donations for flowers in church are always gratefully received - dedication forms can be picked up by the pigeon holes at the back of church. Please put your donation, along with this form, into an envelope marked ‘flowers' or ‘pew sheet' and post it into the donations box. (Please be aware that donations will take a week to go through the system so should be made at least a week in advance).

A challenge for Lent: To complete 40 acts of kindness. This can be found at

The 6th annual Life & Learning @ Ludlow programme comes to an end on 22 March with the final lecture in the series ‘Hereford's Rogues Gallery' being given by the Very Revd Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford. The lecture takes place at the Ludlow Mascall Centre beginning at 10.30am with coffee available beforehand from 10am. Please register in advance by contacting Barry Forrester at or by phone (01584 878872)

Churches Together Around Ludlow - Meeting Dates for Abiding, Explorations in John's Gospel Taking place at St Peter's Church Ludlow, Thursday's from 2.30pm - 4pm, led by Neil Richardson. Tea and coffee will be served around 3.45pm, all are welcome to all sessions. Remaining sessions on, 15th and 22nd March. For further information please contact: Heather Price - 01584 876480, Neil Richardson - 01568 780710,

The League of Friends for Ludlow Hospital are urgently looking for volunteers to help them. Please contact, Gloria Corfield on 01584 318468, Yvonne Evans 01584 877668 or Alison Morris, Hospital Administration 01584 872201.

School Visits on March 20, 21, 22 As part of Experience Easter 14 groups from 12 different Primary schools around Ludlow will be visiting the church between 11.00 and 3.30 each day. If you would like to help as an extra steward/welcomer for these schools please see Sandi Burley after the service this morning, or contact her on 01584 873155.

Use of incense in services during Holy Week.
Just a reminder that incense will be used in the Maundy Thursday service at 7.15pm and the Easter Vigil on Saturday 31st March at 7.30pm.

The Week Ahead

Sun 18 Mar 2018
08:00 Holy Communion
9:30 Parish Eucharist
14:30 SLL - Quarter Peal
15:30 Choral Evensong

Mon 19 Mar 2018

08:30 Morning Prayer
09:00 Church cleaning
10:00 Organ Practice
16:30 Evening Prayer
19:30 Bells Practice

Tue 20 Mar 2018
All day Provisional Experience Easter
08:30 Morning Prayer
15:30 Toddler Group set up
16:30 Evening Prayer
18:15 Handbells

Wed 21 Mar 2018
All day Provisional Experience Easter
09:45 Little Angels Toddlers' Group
11:15 Toddler group clear up
12:00 Holy Communion
13:00 Funeral David Martin RIP

Thu 22 Mar 2018
All day Experience Easter
08:30 Morning Prayer
10:30 Monthly Intercessions Prayer Group
16:30 Evening Prayer
17:00 Choir Practice

Fri 23 Mar 2018
08:30 Holy Communion
09:45 Toddlers' group
10:00 Flower arrangers
11:15 Toddler group clear up
17:30 Compline

Sat 24 Mar 2018
13:00 Ludlow Choral Society rehearsal
19:30 Ludlow Choral Society Spring Concert

Sun 25 Mar 2018
08:00 Holy Communion
09:40 Procession of Palms from the Buttercross
10:00 Benefice Parish Eucharist


2 College Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1AN

Telephone: 01584 872073

e-mail:               website:

The office is open to the public on Tuesdays between 10am and 12pm and at other times by appointment.  The telephone is monitored on a regular basis.


(Days off)


Rector (Tue)

Rev’d Kelvin Price          07799 243867

Parish Chaplain

Assistant Priest (Wed)

Rev’d Prebendary Ann Barge 877307

Church Executive Manager

Shaun Ward    01584 872 073

Oversight of office, administration, fabric, development, funding, retail (Tue, Wed)

Office Administrator

01584 872073

Parish secretary, events co-ordinator, commercial hire, communications

Shop Manager

Amanda Davidson       01584 872073

Retail manager, shop and welcome steward liaison (Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun)


Michael Hunt  01584 872073