This Week's Notices

Week beginning 21 October 2018

Charles Juna Appeal - Thank you for all the donations at Harvest Thanksgiving in St Laurence on 7th October amounting to £232.26. For those of you who have been away please do still free to make a donation however small. A Gift Aided donation would also be welcome - see the leaflets on the dresser in the crossing along with collection container. There will be an update from our Deanery Treasurer in due course about what The Deanery as a whole has managed to raise. Penelope A Bridstrup, St Laurence Outward Concern Group.

Celtic Prayer – Being present to God in word, music and silence. A simple service in a style used by the Iona Community. The first service will be on the 18th November at 6pm and every 3rd Sunday of the month following. All welcome.

Monthly Intercessory Prayer meeting is this Thursday (25th)

The Old Ludlovians Association as part of its Reunion Weekend set up an exhibition in
St Laurence's to commemorate the century that has passed since the great War WW1 1914-1918. Links are shown between the pupils and staff of the Grammar and High School and the people of Ludlow, with different aspects of war at home and away, including copies of the Rolls of Honour for both the town and the Grammar School.

Church Executive Manager - In order that Shaun can be given more time to concentrate on commercial activity and major projects within St Laurence’s, there has been negotiation between the Rector, Churchwardens and himself regarding his ongoing role. The PCC has recently ratified the proposal that his role will no longer include the line management of other parish staff and the volunteer network so that he can focus on the future major projects.

The Jeffry Wilcox Memorial Lecture takes place in St Laurence’s at 6.30pm for 7pm on 6 November. The lecture will be given by the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark. Full details and booking form for this and future lectures in the Life & Learning @ Ludlow series can be found in the programme by the church door, at, or by contacting Barry Forrester on 01584 878872. Advance booking essential, please.

Cards for Good Causes commenced trading on Wednesday 17 October.  We still require volunteers to help in the shop on Saturday mornings.  Please speak to Val Hardwick or Sarah Dixon if you would like to join us.

Holy Land Group on Saturday afternoon, 27 October, two local doctors who have recently worked with Medical Aid for Palestinians will share their experiences of working in palliative care. Email Rev. David Roberts to reserve a place:

Housing in Older Age Options in the Ludlow Area for Independent Older People, Wednesday, 24 October between 3 – 5 pm. Ludlow Methodist Church, Broad St. A Seminar in the Positive Older Age series led by Ann Sutcliffe, Director of Wellbeing and Support Services, Connexus. Jane Robinson Email:

Indonesia Tsunami Appeal many of you will already have donated but for those who haven’t and would like to, The Outward Concern Group this week agreed to suggest you do so direct to DEC Disasters Emergency Committee:

Online, which is an easier way to make a donation and helps process donations faster:

Other ways to donate:

· Phone: 01204 770822

· JustGiving:

· Post (cheque, voucher etc)

· CAF Charities Aid Foundation)

For a full list visit

All donations should be made payable to DEC **Indonesia Tsunami Appeal** and posted with a completed postal donation form (there are some on notice board or from Office at St Laurence) to: DEC **Indonesia Tsunami Appeal**, PO Box 999, London,EC3A 3AA

Open Tea – every Monday at 3pm. Please do join us.

Volunteers needed Stewards are urgently required to man the Welcome Desk and Shop on Sunday afternoons. Each slot is 1.5 hours. Please consider giving your time to help welcome and serve visitors.  Further information from Fay Carson or Val Hardwick.

Dementia Support Drop in - 2nd Monday of every month from 10.00 – 1.00pm at Ludlow Library, 7/9 Parkway, Ludlow SY8 2PG. 12th November 2018, 10th December 2018. We can support both carers and people with dementia. We offer personalised support to help you manage the symptoms of dementia, develop strategies for day-to-day living, and help with making plans for the future.

Contemplation Group Wednesday 11am: The Contemplation group meets at 6 The Snicketts, Portcullis Lane. 30 minutes of silent prayer is followed by coffee for those who wish to stay. Further details from Helen Blyth 875041 and Pat Helm 877683

Knit & Natter – Love knitting and crochet? Join us in St Laurence’s fortnightly on Thursdays between 1.15 & 3.15. Got a project you need to finish, or in need of some support? Join a group of like-minded people for an afternoon of fun. Dates for October are 11th and 25th.

Lifts to St Laurence - The Pastoral Group are looking for more committed helpers, who could offer lifts to Church, for the congregations of both St. Laurence and St. John's (during building work at St. John's). If anyone is willing to provide this help, or anyone requiring a lift, please contact Sue Thomas 01584874352 email

The Week Ahead

Sun 21 Oct 2018

08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion

09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist

14:30 - 15:30 SLL - Quarter Peal

15:30 - 16:30 Choral Evensong

Mon 22 Oct 2018

All day WWI exhibition - setup

All day WWI Exhibition

09:00 - 10:30 Church cleaning

09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer

10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice

15:00 - 16:00 Open Tea (with or without Rector)

17:30 - 18:30 PCC Meeting

19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 23 Oct 2018

All day WWI Exhibition

09:30 - 12:00 Ludlow Lectures (Using the Nave)

12:00 - 14:00 Greater Churches Southern chapter

12:00 - 17:00 Medieval Organ Installation - South aisle

15:00 - 16:00 Poppies arriving - west end

17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 24 Oct 2018

All day WWI Exhibition

09:00 - 09:45 Little Angels Playgroup Setup

09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer

09:45 - 11:15 Little Angels Toddlers' Group

11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up

12:00 - 12:45 Holy Communion

19:30 - 20:30 Parade Rehearsal TBC

Thu 25 Oct 2018

All day WWI Exhibition

10:30 - 11:00 Monthly Intercessions Prayer Group

12:00 - 13:00 Funeral Gary Bradley RIP

13:15 - 15:15 Knitting Group

17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 26 Oct 2018

All day WWI Exhibition

09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group

10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers

11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up

17:30 - 18:00 Compline

Sat 27 Oct 2018

All day WWI Exhibition

14:15 - 15:30 Church Tour

Sun 28 Oct 2018

All day WWI Exhibition

08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion

09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist

11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins

Readings for Last Sunday after Trinity Sunday, 28 October 2018

1st Reading: Job 42.1-6, 10-end

2nd Reading: Hebrews 7.23-end

Gospel: Mark 10.46-end
Psalm: 34.1-8, 19-end

Please pray for the sick:

Pat Perry, Freddy Johnston, Judith Polly, Mary Gill, Hazel McCracken, Joyce Smallman, Mitch, Rob Bullock, Di Corston, Geoffrey Adams.

If you have any queries about the prayer list, please contact the office


2 College Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1AN

Telephone: 01584 872073

e-mail: website:

The office is normally open to the public on Mon - Fri between 10am and 12pm.

The telephone is monitored on a daily basis.


Days Available

Rev’d Kelvin Price 07799 243867
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

Assistant Priest
Rev’d Prebendary Ann Barge 01584 877307

Church Executive Manager
Shaun Ward 01584 872073
Oversight of office, administration, fabric, development, funding, retail
Mon, Thu, Sat, Sun (by appointment only)

Office Administrator
Nicky Luck 01584 872073
Parish secretary, events co-ordinator, commercial hire, communications
Mon, Thu (by appointment only)

Shop Manager
Amanda Davidson 01584 872073
Retail manager, shop and welcome steward liaison
Mon, Wed, Fri

Peter Nield 01584 872073
Mon (am) (by appointment only)