This Week's Notices

Week beginning 16 June 2019

The New Director of Music - Micheal Oakley - We are delighted Michael Oakley has accepted the post of Director of Music. He is starting with the new term in September. Michael has recently retired and has a broad range of musical talents and interests. More information will be shared closer to that time. To complete our music team Gemma King will continue as Acting Director of Music and Roger Judd as our lead organist. I believe we can all look forward to new music, continued excellence and new experiences. God Bless, Kelvin

Change of time for Services: Please note that the Eucharist for Corpus Christi on 20th June will be at 7pm not at 7.15pm as may have been advertised elsewhere.

St Laurence's monthly prayer group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month and the next meeting is the 27th June from 10.30-11.00 in church. Do come and join us on Thursday. Sandi

Wednesday 3rd July - The Choir Quiz @ Ludlow Brewery, Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Teams of 4, £5 per person. A Fish Bar supper can be booked on the evening for an additional £5 per person. To book your place email

Benefice Service 30th June: There will be no 9.30 Eucharist on Sunday 30th June at
St Laurence's. Instead there will be a Benefice Service at St John's at 9.30 and members of the St Laurence's congregation are encouraged to attend that service.

Celtic Prayer - 6pm 16th June. 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.

Ride and Stride 14th September 2019
- The 2019 Ride and Stride event is where congregations walk, ride or drive between churches in Shropshire. We would like to encourage you to take part as an act of witness. We will be welcoming ride and striders throughout the day here at St Laurence's. There is an application form and sponsorship form at the back of the church if you wish to participate. God Bless. Kelvin

13th July - the Ludlow 10 Fun Run. Can you Volunteer and help raise funds for St Laurence's ?
The organisers need volunteers to help marshal, hand out water, encourage those taking part from the roadside around the course. So if you are not running yourself - could you help with this community event for a couple of hours? We would be based along the Linney and close to the church. We will get a donation from the organisers for everyone who helps. Do please contact the office for more details.

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 8th July. 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 dates 20th June and 4th July.

The Week Ahead

Sun 16 Jun 2019 - Trinity Sunday
All day Ceramics Exhibition - 15-30 June (Lady Chapel)
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 - Conservation Trust
18:00 - 19:00 Celtic Prayer

Mon 17 Jun 2019
All day Ceramics Exhibition - 15-30 June (Lady Chapel)
09:00 - 10:30 Church Cleaning
10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 18 Jun 2019
All day Ceramics Exhibition - 15-30 June (Lady Chapel)
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 19 Jun 2019
All day Ceramics Exhibition - 15-30 June (Lady Chapel)
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
18:30 - 20:00 Remi Harris - Arts Event-SETUP
20:00 - 22:30 Remi Harris - Arts Event

Thu 20 Jun 2019

All day Ceramics Exhibition - 15-30 June (Lady Chapel)
13:15 - 15:15 Knit and Natter Knitting Group
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice
19:00 - 20:00 Choral Eucharist for Corpus Christi

Fri 21 Jun 2019

All day Ceramics Exhibition - 15-30 June (Lady Chapel)
09:30 - 10:00 Set up
10:00 - 11:00 Church Tour - Textiles
10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers
10:00 - 12:00 Papagena Vocal Ensemble-Schools Workshop
14:00 - 17:00 Papagena Vocal Ensemble-Rehearsals
17:30 - 18:00 Compline
18:00 - 19:00 Wedding Rehearsal - Evans/Tennant
19:30 - 21:30 Papagena Schools Concert

Sat 22 Jun 2019
All day Ceramics Exhibition - 15-30 June (Lady Chapel)
12:00 - 13:00 Wedding Set up
13:00 - 14:00 Wedding - Ashton Evans & Mark Tennant (KP)
14:00 - 15:00 Wedding Clear up
17:00 - 22:00 Mary Webb Concert

Sun 23 Jun 2019
All day Ceramics Exhibition - 15-30 June (Lady Chapel)
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:30 Parish Eucharist with Baptism - Delilah Clare Bedford & Ben Loisz
11:30 - 12:30 Mayors Civic Service