This Week's Notices

Week beginning 15 July 2018

Website - help needed Assistance is needed for the regular updating of the church website.
Normally this takes about 15 minutes each week and no great IT skill is needed. If you can help, please contact Colin Hamer - 874727 or

Mothers' Union, Away from it all Holidays - is a holiday scheme funded by Mothers' Union members and donors in the Hereford Diocese to help people who would not otherwise be able
to have a holiday or short break. The scheme is open to anyone who is experiencing stress in their
family life. Referrals mostly come from Health Visitors, Social Workers, Clergy or any other professional working with the family. We aim to work closely together in planning the type of holiday that will be most beneficial for all the family. Last year we arranged holidays for 11 families, 19 adults and 25 children! The breaks ranged from a day out at Cadbury World, a Health Spa Day to a full week's holiday by the sea. Our funds are limited but we will always try to help as much as we can. All return refreshed and renewed ready to share their adventures with school friends and relatives. We are coming into the season for planning holidays and we would like to offer a break to people of any age, carers who are desperate for a break and bereaved people who have not been able to have a holiday for several years.

Please contact Pat Pardoe 01584 877 086 if you would like to discuss further or telephone the Mothers' Union office 01432 373 306 to request a referral pack. Pat Pardoe

Prayer for the future
One of the ways you can support what is going on in St Laurence's is to spend a few minutes in prayer after the Sunday 9.30 services or any time during the week. The Lady Chapel is set aside for this as we give thanks for progress so far and ask for wisdom as we take the next steps. There will usually be someone to lead this but if no-one is there please pray anyway.

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 starting 7 June for our new Knit and Natter. 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.

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 e.mail

Deanery Services, Deanery Eucharist at St Michael's, Tenbury on Sunday August 19th at 10:30am.

The Week Ahead

Sun 15 Jul 2018
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist & Baptism
11:30 - 12:30 Baptism - Crystal, Pebbles and Connor Morris
14:30 - 15:30 SLL - Quarter Peal
15:30 - 16:30 Choral Evensong
16:30 - 19:30 Volunteers BBQ

Mon 16 Jul 2018
09:00 - 10:30 Church cleaning
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice
11:30 - 12:30 Memorial Service - Georgina Cox R.I.P.
15:00 - 16:00 Rector's tea time
16:30 - 17:00 Evening Prayer
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 17 Jul 2018
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 18 Jul 2018
09:00 - 09:45 Little Angels Playgroup Setup
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer
09:45 - 11:15 Little Angels Toddlers' Group
10:30 - 11:30 Church Tour - Ciceroni Travel
11:15 - 12:00 Toddler group clear up
12:00 - 12:45 Holy Communion
16:30 - 17:00 Evening Prayer

Thu 19 Jul 2018

10:00 - 11:00 St Laurence's C of E School Leavers Service
13:15 - 15:15 Knitting Group
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 20 Jul 2018
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer
09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group
10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers
11:15 - 12:00 Toddler group clear up
17:30 - 18:00 Compline
18:00 - 19:00 Organ Lesson

Sat 21 Jul 2018
14:15 - 15:30 Church Tour
15:30 - 17:00 Rehearsal Time - Choir
17:00 - 18:00 Evensong All Saints Fulham - Andrew Body taking service

Sun 22 Jul 2018
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:00 - 09:30 Dacorum Community Choir Rehearsing
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins


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, Fri, Sat, Sun (by appointment only)

Office Administrator
Nicky Luck 01584 872073
Parish secretary, events co-ordinator, commercial hire, communications
Wed, 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)