This Week's Notices

Week beginning Sunday February 19

Women’s World Day of Prayer

Rehearsals for this will take place on Thursday, 23 February at 11am in the nave.

Quiz Night at Ludlow Brewery on Monday 20 February

The quiz night on 20 February will be an entertaining evening and is a fund-raiser for the church; it will include food and a raffle draw.  Please take a poster from the back of church and help publicise the event..

Churchwarden and Volunteers’ Coffee Morning

The next coffee morning is this coming Saturday, 25 February from 10am to 11.30am – please come along and join us.

Church cleaning dates

Thank you to everyone who helped last Monday. The next 2 church-cleaning sessions will be – on Saturday, 25 February 9.30-11am and on Monday, 13 March 9-10.30am.  There is a sign-up form on the Stewards’ Notice Board – all offers help gratefully accepted.

Sweeping the outside of the church

The path around the church is in need of sweeping and clearing. This will take place in conjunction with the inside cleaning on 25 February. If you are able to offer this kind of elbow grease please come along – and bring a stout brush.

Ludlow Arts Society

St Catherine’s Chapel is now alive with artwork. Take the opportunity to visit Ludlow Arts Society’s rolling exhibition and revisit it as it changes.

Contemplation Group at 6 The Snicketts, Portcullis Lane

11am Wednesdays.  Details from Helen Blyth 875041 or Pat Helm 877683

Work in St John’s Chapel – For about 4 weeks from the end of February, work will be work taking place in St John’s Chapel to conserve timber, screens and communion rail. Services that normally take place in St John’s Chapel will be moved to the Lady Chapel.

Help with Coffee and Cake

We are looking for a small group of volunteers who are prepared to do coffee and cake after the summer organ recitals.  If you can help, please contact the office.

Bible Reading Fellowship Notes –
There are still some additional copies of Jan-April 2017 notes available to purchase in the shop.  For further information or to subscribe regularly please contact Penny Bridstrup pabridstrup@btinternet.com   01584 876992

Pigeon Holes – please remember to check these regularly.

Sent to the Tower - an insider's view of the Tower of London

An illustrated talk by Jane Hall on 22 February, 7.30pm at Ashford Carbonell Village Hall; nibbles and a cash bar. Tickets £5.00 from Liz Taylor 831149 and Lynda Tilt 831362 or on the door. Proceeds to Ashford Carbonell Church

Monthly Intercession Prayer Group

This meets in St Catherine’s Chapel every second Thursday between 10.30 and 11.00am. It is a time of prayer and anyone is welcome to join in. Prayer includes the requests left in church (with discretion if visitors join the group for prayer).

Conservation Trust Display

The display in the south transept is a vital form of communication for the Conservation Trust. Having replaced the TV following a theft, it appears that someone is interfering with the equipment regularly and turning it off. Please can all staff and volunteers keep an eye on whether the film is showing and report any interference to the church staff.  There are instructions on how to switch the TV on again in the Stewards’ folder on the desk.  Thanks.

Yours in Christ,   Kelvin

“Ah but the vicar knows” ….  or maybe he doesn’t

We can all be guilty of failing to communicate, of making the assumption that people know things when they don’t. Hearing something twice is not a problem, but not hearing it at all may be.  And if you send an email it is worth checking that it has been received – just because you have sent it does not mean it’s been received and read.

Volunteers Needed

We are so lucky to have such a large band of enthusiastic welcome stewards but, at the moment, we have 6 vacant slots that need filling.  If you have more time to give, or know someone who can help, please contact the office.

This Week's Diary

Sun 19 Feb 2017

Light the Tower : For John Edward's birthday, with love from Gill and all the family

8am Holy Communion

9:30am Parish Eucharist

2:30pm Quarter Peal

3:30pm Choral Evensong

Mon 20 Feb 2017

8am Morning Prayer

10am Organ Practice

3pm Rector's tea time

4:30pm Evening Prayer

7:30pm Bells Practice

Tue 21 Feb 2017

8am Holy Communion

10am Fairtrade stall set up

4:30pm Evening Prayer

6:15pm Handbells

Wed 22 Feb 2017

11am Moor Park School Visit

11:15am Toddler group clear up

12pm Holy Communion

Thu 23 Feb 2017

All day Work on woodworking and finishing taking place

8am Morning Prayer

11am Rehearsal for Women's World Day of Prayer

1pm Burial of Ashes - Trevor Rostron RIP

4:30pm Evening Prayer

5pm Choir Practice

Fri 24 Feb 2017

All day Work on woodworking and finishing taking place

8am Holy Communion

9:45am Toddlers' group

11:15am Toddler group clear up

5:30pm Compline

6:30pm Organ Lesson

Sat 25 Feb 2017

All day Work on woodworking and finishing taking place

9:30am Church cleaning

10am Church Wardens and Volunteers' coffee morning

Sun 26 Feb 2017

All day Work on woodworking and finishing taking place

8am Holy Communion

9:30am Parish Eucharist

11:30am Choral Matins

Notices for this section should be delivered to the office or emailed by the Wednesday evening prior to the relevant Sunday. They should contain the word NOTICES in the subject line and be sent to office@stlaurences.org.uk

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