This Week's Notices

Week beginning 10 February 2019

17th March 2019 - At 9.30am there will be a Said Eucharist. At 11am the church will be leading worship in a special service of thanksgiving for The Friends of Mortimer Forest with The Rt. Rev. James Jones, former Bishop of Liverpool and eminent environmentalist. At 3.30pm there will be the High Sheriff's Legal Service.

24th March 2019 - There will be no 9.30am service due to a special celebratory Baptism and Confirmation service with the Bishop of Ludlow, Alistair Magowan at 11.30am which will include Holy Communion. We encourage all of our St Laurence's church family to come together to welcome those committing to their faith on this day.

B & B Accommodation needed for young musicians performing in the Ludlow English Song Weekend. Two nights Friday and Saturday 5 and 6 April. If you can help please contact Ewart Carson (01584 879155 / Complimentary tickets available for hosts.

Hereford Cathedral Life and Learning - Peter White is giving two presentations on French religious art of the 12th century on February 21st and 28th at 7.00 pm. Details on Hereford Cathedral's website.

Lent 2019 - CTAL Alpha Course, Lent Groups, Lectures and Reflections. Please see the church notice board for detailed information on all Alpha Courses, Lent Groups and Lectures during Lent 2019.

St Laurence's monthly prayer group Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month and the next meeting is 28th February from 1030 - 11.00 in church. Do come and join us on Thursday. Sandi.

The Life & Learning @ Ludlow programme
continues on 28th February, 10am-12 noon at Ludlow Mascall Centre with a lecture by the Revd Canon Chris Walsh called Finding Words for Worship. Places should be booked in advance. Contact Barry Forrester on 01584 878872 or at

Coffee/Lunch with the Rector - If you would like to have coffee or lunch with Kelvin, please add your name and details on his availability sheet which will be left on the Welcomers Desk. Kelvin will then confirm the time with you, which will be between 12pm-2pm. The dates will run from January 21st till June 24th.

The Table - This monthly inter-church Family Service takes place on the second Sunday every month in the Elim building. The next service is today, Sunday, 10th February at 3.00 pm. All are welcome.

Christian Aid Lent lunch -The Lent lunch which we are hosting has been rescheduled to March 29th -a date you cannot forget. Please make a fresh note in your diary. Please support the other churches on the other Fridays if you are free. Claire tel:877199

Rector's Chair Appeal, Thank you - We are well on our way to securing the chairs needed in the reordered nave; your generosity has now secured over 180 new chairs. A formal thank you will be sent to you in the near future and your names will be recorded in the Dedication Book. If you haven't yet donated, please do consider this important step forward in the life of our church. Our reordered nave will not only enable flexibility in our church services, but also allow us to welcome more and wider activities into our building helping to secure its future. Please remember every penny counts, donations great and small are very welcome. If you are unable to support a whole chair, a part donation would be gratefully received. 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 11th February 2019. 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. Next dates are 14th February and 28th February 2019.

Lifts to St Laurence - The Pastoral Group are looking for more committed helpers, who could offer lifts to Church, for the congregations of both St. Laurence and St. John's. If anyone is willing to provide this help, or anyone requiring a lift, please contact Sue Thomas 01584874352 email

Celtic Prayer - 6pm 17th February. 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.

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 third Thursday of the month at The Pea Green Café, Ludlow Mascall Centre, Ludlow SY8 1RZ. The next meeting is on 21st February, 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.

The Week Ahead

Sun 10 Feb 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins

Mon 11 Feb 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 12 Feb 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 13 Feb 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
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 14 Feb 2019

All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
13:15 - 15:15 Knit and Natter Knitting Group
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 15 Feb 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group
10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers
11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up
17:30 - 18:00 Compline

Sat 16 Feb 2019

All day Nave unavailable due to works on site

Sun 17 Feb 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
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