This Week's Notices

Week beginning 13 October 2019

Valerie Hardwick Award - Valerie will be receiving her award to the Order of St. Ethelbert this afternoon at 3.30 pm in Hereford Cathedral. All welcome.

Brexit - A national crisis - Confused but not powerless. Plans are in hand for a day long silent Vigil on Saturday 19th October involving all churches in Ludlow. While Parliament debates Christians can pray. There will be a rota form in church inviting people to commit to a half hour slot and ensure continuity of prayer.

Life & Learning - The latest programme of lectures gets underway on 24 October with a study day ‘Unravelling (the enigma of) John's Gospel' led by the Revd Dr Neil Richardson. Full details available on the church website and in the leaflet by the door. Advance booking essential. Contact Barry Forrester on 01584 878872.

St Laurence's monthly prayer group Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month and the next meeting is the 24th October from 10.30-11.00 in church. Do come and join us on Thursday.

Open the Book, an organisation that goes into schools fortnightly to lead Bible based assemblies, has taken on two more local primary schools this year and we are looking for volunteers to join our teams, specifically on a Monday afternoon at 1.10 pm, though there may be slots on other days. Please contact John Eadie if you can help (877761 or

Celtic Prayer - 6pm 20th October. 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.

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 14th October. 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 date will be the 24th October.

The Week Ahead

Sun 13 Oct 2019
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins

Mon 14 Oct 2019
09:00 - 10:30 Church Cleaning
14:00 - 17:00 Set up Mission and Mortar Tool Presentation
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 15 Oct 2019
08:30 - 14:00 Mission and Mortar Workshops and Visit by Archbishop of Canterbury
18:30 - 19:30 Baby Loss Awareness Service

Wed 16 Oct 2019
All day Cards for good causes - set up and delivery
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
17:30 - 18:30 PCC Meeting

Thu 17 Oct 2019
All day Cards for good causes - set up
10:30 - 11:30 Quiet Time
11:15 - 12:15 Funeral - David Brian Rogers RIP
12:30 - 13:30 Quiet time
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 18 Oct 2019
All day Cards for good causes - set up
09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group
10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers
11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up
12:00 - 13:00 John Humphrey's and Ulrich Heinen Workshop (with Steinway)- setup
13:00 - 15:00 John Humphrey's and Ulrich Heinen Workshop (with Steinway) 
17:30 - 18:00 Compline

Sat 19 Oct 2019
All day Cards for good causes - trading starts
09:30 - 14:00 Arts Recital Cello & Piano

Sun 20 Oct 2019
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
14:30 - 15:30 SLL - Quarter Peal
15:30 - 16:30 Choral Evensong
18:00 - 19:00 Celtic Prayer