This Week's Notices

Week beginning 17 June 2018

The Annual Meeting of the Conservation Trust for St Laurence, Ludlow (Charity No. 1114678) will be held at St Laurence's, TODAY 17 June, 2pm. It will be followed by a lecture on "Princes, Paupers and Palmers" by Rachael Harkes (Durham University PhD candidate). Afterwards tea & cake will be served and then there will be a special Ludlow Palmers Evensong to celebrate reaching the
milestone of raising £500,000 for the repair and conservation of the building and its historic treasures.


Street collection in aid of the Conservation Trust for St Laurence, 30 June 2018: 10am to 2pm, LOudlow Town Centre. All income goes towards the repair of St. Laurence's building and historic treasures. Contact Sylvia Turner (890586) if you can help collect.

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.

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 Pastrol 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 suethomas465@gmail.com

Deanery Services, Deanery Evensong at Munslow, 7:30pm on Thursday June 28th. Deanery
Eucharist at St Michael's, Tenbury on Sunday August 19th at 10:30am.

Ashford Carbonell Open Gardens, Sunday 24th June, 1-6pm. Tickets £8, (accompanied
children free) available on day from village hall. More than 14 lovely gardens plus plant stall,
refreshments, nature trail. Proceeds in aid of Ashford Carbonell Church and village hall.

PARISH OFFICE

2 College Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1AN

Telephone: 01584 872073

e-mail: office@stlaurences.org.uk               website: www.stlaurences.org.uk

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.

WHO’S WHO

(Days off)

CLERGY

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)

Treasurer

Michael Hunt  01584 872073

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