This Week's Notices

Week beginning Sunday March 26

Bon Voyage!
This Sunday we say adieu to Brian and Liz Gardner who, in their sojourn in Ludlow, have contributed much to the life and wellbeing of St Laurence's. Brian has been Churchwarden and Deputy Churchwarden during a particularly difficult time and has shown wisdom and conviction in the exercise of his office. Liz, amongst other things, has headed that noble army of flower arrangers who make the church look and smell so beautifully. We thank them both. They will be sorely missed from our community and we wish them well in la belle France.

Electoral Roll
This is now being updated. If you are not on the Electoral Roll of Ludlow St Laurence and wish to be registered, please complete the application form found on the chest behind the nave pews. The closing date for applications is Saturday 8 April.

Christian Aid
Altogether £199.16 was raised through the Lent lunch. This included the £85 you generously gave last Sunday. A very big thank you to all who worked so hard and to all that supported. Claire Wilcox

Accommodation needed for young musicians during the Ludlow English Song Weekend (Fri 19- Sun 21 May). Can you help? Please contact Fay & Ewart (01584 879155)

Save lives this Easter
A retiring collection will be held on Sundays, 2nd & 9th April, in aid of the Barnabas Fund food aid appeal for half a million refugees from South Sudan. Please give generously.

Church cleaning dates
The next 2 will be on Monday, 10 April 9-10.30am and Saturday, 29 April 9.30-11am. There is a sign-up form on the Stewards' Notice Board. Thanks to all of you that help.

Mothers' Union Hereford Diocese - Away from it all
Please support a retiring collection after the 9.30 service this Sunday, in aid of the holiday scheme for local families in need of a break. Thank you. Pat Pardoe 877086

Say it with flowers
We all have a special day when we remember an anniversary, a wedding anniversary, a birthday, or a loved one. The flower team would be happy to arrange flowers for you to make the time more special. A donation at any time during the year would be most welcome, although we do not have flowers in church during Lent and Advent.
A warm thank you to everyone for your generosity.

Home Start are holding a spring sale charity event at the Methodist Hall on 1 April between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

More Tea Vicar
This Monday (27 March) will be the last Rector's tea time for a few weeks because of Holy Week, Easter and Kelvin moving house. They will start again on 15 May.

Volunteers Needed
We are very lucky with our wonderful stewards - you give so much of your time. At the moment we have 2 gaps during the week and can always do with more help on a Sunday. If you have more time to give, or know someone who can help, please contact the office.

This Week's Diary

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Mothering Sunday
8am Holy Communion
9:30am Parish Eucharist
11:30am Choral Matins

Mon 27 Mar 2017
8am Morning Prayer
10am Organ Practice
11:30am Church quiet in preparation for Funeral service
12:30pm Funeral Derrick Jenkyns RIP
2:30pm Staging being returned
3pm Rector's tea time
4:30pm Evening Prayer
7:30pm Bells Practice

Tue 28 Mar 2017
8am Holy Communion
9:30am LCS preparing staging for transport elsewhere
2pm St Laurence CE rehearsal
4:30pm Evening Prayer
6:15pm Handbells

Wed 29 Mar 2017
9:45am Little Angels Toddlers' Group
11:15am Toddler group clear up
12pm Holy Communion
1:30pm Church quiet in preparation for Thanksgiving service
2:30pm Thanksgiving Colin Weir
4pm LCS removing staging for transport elsewhere

Thu 30 Mar 2017
8am Morning Prayer
10am Church quiet in preparation for Funeral service
11am Funeral Jacky White RIP
1pm Ludlow Arts Society boards being delivered
4:30pm Evening Prayer
5pm Choir Practice

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Light the Tower : A birthday remembrance for Dennis Henry Wilding
Ludlow Arts Society Spring Exhibition 31 March - 10 April
8am Holy Communion
9:45am Toddlers' group
10am Ludlow Arts Society Spring Exhibition - set up
11:15am Toddler group clear up
1pm Tour Guide AGM
5:30pm Compline
6:30pm Ludlow Arts Society Spring Exhibition Preview

Sat 1 Apr 2017
Light the Tower : In memory of Meg Summers
11am Visiting bell ringers - John Hearn's Bell Ringers - Ringing Tour

Sun 2 Apr 2017
Passion Sunday
8am Holy Communion
9:30am Parish Eucharist
3:30pm Choral Evensong



Spring is a time of new beginnings - little lambs are born and gambol around the fields, snowdrops and daffodils poke their heads through the soil, and there is a promise of warm, sunny days ahead. New life makes us feel positive; we turn away from the grey winter days and we look forward towards the future, perhaps a different future to the one we've planned.

Too often people see Christianity as old fashioned, boring, even a bit embarrassing ... until things go wrong and they are struggling for something to support them, to hold on to, something to believe in.

Pilgrim is a course for people who are exploring the Christian faith - it isn't about persuasion but about thought and discussion. Come along and join us, search and find the answers.

On Wednesdays:
26 April in the afternoon - time and venue to be confirmed

For further information please contact as follows:
John Perry on 01584 873755
or phone St Laurence's office on 01584 872073 and leave a message