This Week's Notices

Week beginning 21 April 2019

Mrs Joyce Smallman RIP - Family only at Hereford Crem; Thanksgiving Service on 24th May at Hopton Wafers. Officiant The Revd Vic Roberts.

Annual meetings - the Annual Parish Meeting (to elect churchwardens) and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (to elect PCC members and Deanery Synod representatives and to review the finances and working of the parish over the last year) will be held on Saturday 27 April at 10.30am in St Laurence's.

25th Anniversary of ordination of women priests - This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ordination of women priests and dioceses across the Church of England are marking the occasion in some way. There will be a special Eucharist at Hereford cathedral at 3 pm on 11th May. See the poster in church for more information or contact The Revd Preb Jane Davies -

Celtic Prayer - 6pm 21st April. A simple evening liturgy in a style used by the Iona Community where we seek to be present to God in word, music and silence.

Monday Open Teas - There will be an Open Tea on the first Monday in every month. The next open tea will be on Monday 6th May.

The Good Grief Café is a new bereavement support group that has been set up in Ludlow. Offering friendship and support after the loss of a loved one. There for people who just need a safe place to talk. Held the first Thursday of the month at The Pea Green Café, Ludlow Mascall Centre, Ludlow S Y8 1RZ. The next meeting is on 2nd May, 3.30pm - 5pm. It would be helpful to let them know in advance if you'd like to join, please email Jo Shield at Victoria Allen Funeral Services on on or call on 01584 879035.

Coffee Morning 26th April 10am-12pm at Clifton Court, Old Street in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Raffle. Donations.

St Laurence's monthly prayer group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month and the next meeting is the 25th April from 10.30-11.00 in church. Do come and join us on Thursday. Sandi

Rector's Chair Appeal,
Thank you - Our first order of chairs has now arrived, thank you to all who have donated so generously. Our appeal continues and will now be extended to the public. God bless, Kelvin.

Dementia Support Drop in
- 2nd Monday of every month from 10.00 - 1.00pm at Ludlow Library, 7/9 Parkway, Ludlow SY8 2PG. The next drop in is on 13th May. 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. Knitting skills not essential. The next dates are 25th April 2019, 9th May and 23rd May.

St Laurence Christmas Tree for some years now we have attempted to create a tasteful natural element for decorating the tree using natural recyclable materials as far as possible. Nikki Hook from Loudwater Studio has agreed to help develop a fresh creative plan for the tree re-using materials which are suitable, along with some new; and involving anyone interested in contributing with ideas, suggestions or practical help. This will be coordinated via the Knit and Natter Group which meets fortnightly on Thursdays between 1.15 & 3.15pm. Suggestions particularly welcome at the Knit and Natter meetings on Thursdays 9th and 23rd May. Or to Penny 07747025798,

Wanted a book keeper or treasurer for the Conservation Trust for St Laurence. Our current treasurer, Tony Cant, is retiring in June at our Annual Meeting. The volume of work and the level of involvement with the Trust is flexible so please contact the Chair Sylvia Turner (01584 890586 or to discuss possibilities."

The Week Ahead

Sun 21 Apr 2019
Easter Day
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist (Rev'd Kelvin Price)
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins
14:30 - 15:30 SLL - Quarter Peal
18:00 - 19:00 Celtic Prayer

Mon 22 Apr 2019
Easter Monday
10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 23 Apr 2019
St George's Day
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 24 Apr 2019
09:00 - 09:45 Little Angels Toddlers' Group Setup
09:45 - 11:15 Little Angels Toddlers' Group
11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up
12:00 - 12:45 Holy Communion

Thu 25 Apr 2019
10:30 - 11:00 Monthly Intercessions Prayer Group
13:15 - 15:15 Knit and Natter Knitting Group
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 26 Apr 2019
All day Spring Art Exhibition
09:00 - 10:30 Richard Walker - Organ Practice
09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group
10:00 - 17:00 Art Exhibition Picture hanging
10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers
11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up
17:30 - 18:00 Compline
18:30 - 20:30 Art Exhibition Preview Evening

Sat 27 Apr 2019
All day Spring Art Exhibition
10:00 - 11:00 APM & APCM Meetings
14:15 - 15:15 Church Tour
15:00 - 16:00 Housman Service - North Wall
16:00 - 17:00 Herefordshire Organists Society (Roger Judd)

Sun 28 Apr 2019
All day Spring Art Exhibition
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist