This Week's Notices

Week beginning 14 October 2018

Church Executive Manager - In order that Shaun can be given more time to concentrate on commercial activity and major projects within St Laurence’s, there has been negotiation between the Rector, Churchwardens and himself regarding his ongoing role. The PCC has recently ratified the proposal that his role will no longer include the line management of other parish staff and the volunteer network so that he can focus on the future major projects.

The Jeffry Wilcox Memorial Lecture takes place in St Laurence’s at 6.30pm for 7pm on 6 November. The lecture will be given by the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark. Full details and booking form for this and future lectures in the Life & Learning @ Ludlow series can be found in the programme by the church door, at, or by contacting Barry Forrester on 01584 878872. Advance booking essential, please.

Cards for Good Causes will commence trading on Wednesday 17 October. We still require volunteers to help in the shop on Saturday mornings. Please speak to Val Hardwick or Sarah Dixon if you would like to join us.

Flower Dedication from Jane Allsopp – In loving and grateful memory of Pt Harry Evans, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, killed in action 14/15 June 1918.

Holy Land Group
on Saturday afternoon, 27 October, two local doctors who have recently worked with Medical Aid for Palestinians will share their experiences of working in palliative care. Email Rev. David Roberts to reserve a place:

Housing in Older Age
Options in the Ludlow Area for Independent Older People, Wednesday, 24 October between 3 – 5 pm. Ludlow Methodist Church, Broad St. A Seminar in the Positive Older Age series led by Ann Sutcliffe, Director of Wellbeing and Support Services, Connexus. Jane Robinson Email:

The Ale Wife’s Beer Fest is taking place on 19th & 20th October at St Laurences. Tickets can be bought for £5 via Eventbrite: The Ale Wife Beer Fest, or £7 on the door. Includes admission, first 1/3rd pint, festival glass and programme. Back in the medieval period they were an annual event, the proceeds helped to maintain the church building. Our colleagues in Hull Minster, Whitney and Grantham Parish Churches are one step ahead of us… but this is Ludlow, home of food festivals, we can do this too! Spread the word, 500 tickets this October, 2019 will be much larger.

Indonesia Tsunami Appeal many of you will already have donated but for those who haven’t and would like to, The Outward Concern Group this week agreed to suggest you do so direct to DEC Disasters Emergency Committee: Online, which is an easier way to make a donation and helps process donations faster: Other ways to donate: • Phone: 01204 770822 • JustGiving: • Post (cheque, voucher etc) • CAF Charities Aid Foundation) • Paypal: 0098 For a full list visit All donations should be made payable to DEC **Indonesia Tsunami Appeal** and posted with a completed postal donation form (there are some on notice board or from Office at St Laurence) to: DEC **Indonesia Tsunami Appeal**, PO Box 999, London,EC3A 3AA

Open Tea – every Monday at 3pm. Please do join us.

Coffee morning – on Friday 19th October, 10-12 at Clifton Court in aid of Mother’s Union, ‘Away from it all’ holidays for families in need. Donations and Raffle.

Volunteers needed – Stewards urgently required to man to Welcome Desk and Shop on Sunday afternoons. Each slot is 1.5 hours. Please consider giving your time to help welcome and serve visitors. Further information from Fay Carson or Val Hardwick.

Dementia Support Drop in - 2nd Monday of every month from 10.00 – 1.00pm at Ludlow Library, 7/9 Parkway, Ludlow SY8 2PG. 8th October 2018, 12th November 2018, 10th December 2018. 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.

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. Got a project you need to finish, or in need of some support? Join a group of likeminded people for an afternoon of fun. Dates for October are 11th and 25th.

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 (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 email

The Week Ahead

14 Oct 2018
All day Old Ludlovians
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins
5:00 - 16:00 Harvest Traidcraft Stall - Take Down

Mon 15 Oct 2018
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer
09:30 - 17:00 CFGC - Setup - Shop Area
10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice
15:00 - 16:00 Open Tea (with or without Rector)
17:45 - 18:30 Rehearsal
18:30 - 19:30 Baby Loss Awareness Service
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 16 Oct 2018
All day In remembrance of our dear son Simon who would have been 53 today
09:30 - 17:00 CFGC - Setup - Shop Area
09:30 - 12:00 Ludlow Lectures (Using the Nave)
14:00 - 15:00 Funeral - David Marsh RIP
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 17 Oct 2018
09:00 - 09:45 Little Angels Playgroup Setup
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer
09:45 - 11:15Little Angels Toddlers' Group
11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up
12:00 - 12:45 Holy Communion

Thu 18 Oct 2018
10:00 - 11:00 Harvest Festival - St Laurences Primary School
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 19 Oct 2018
09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group
11:15 - 11:30Toddler group clear up
10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers
12:00 - 23:00 The Ale Wife's Beer Festival
17:30 - 18:00 Compline

Sat 20 Oct 2018
12:00 - 23:00 The Ale Wife's Beer Festival

Sun 21 Oct 2018
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


2 College Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1AN
Telephone: 01584 872073
e-mail: website:

The office is normally open to the public on Mon - Fri between 10am and 12pm.
The telephone is monitored on a daily basis.

Days Available

Rev'd Kelvin Price 07799 243867
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

Assistant Priest

Rev'd Prebendary Ann Barge 01584 877307

Church Executive Manager
Shaun Ward 01584 872073
Oversight of office, administration, fabric, development, funding, retail
Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun (by appointment only)

Office Administrator
Nicky Luck 01584 872073
Parish secretary, events co-ordinator, commercial hire, communications
Wed, Thu (by appointment only)

Shop Manager
Amanda Davidson 01584 872073
Retail manager, shop and welcome steward liaison
Mon, Wed, Fri

Peter Nield 01584 872073
Mon (am) (by appointment only)