This Week's Notices

To download the sermon preached at this years Patronal Festival by Andrew Body, click here.

Week beginning 24 September 2017

Pilgrim Course Book 3 - "The Ten Commandments" will commence on Wednesday 20 September at 7.30pm at the house of John Burley (72, Dahn Drive, Ludlow). There is room for two more group members - anyone is welcome, it is not necessary to have done Book 1 or Book 2. For more details or to sign on please call John Burley on 01584 873155 or e-mail

Ludlow Palmers' Talk & Tea - "The Ludlow Buttercross Museum - Past, Present and Future",
21 September at 2:30pm - Ludlow Methodist Church. Helen Jones and Monty Lowe talk about the history of the Ludlow Buttercross Museum, its collection and future plans. Tickets: £5 on door (tea and cake included). All income goes to the work of the Conservation Trust for St Laurence, Ludlow.

Licensing of Readers
On Saturday September 23, Stephen Treasure is to be licensed as a Reader in the church. This will take place in Leominster Priory at 10.30am and if anyone would like to come to the service they would be very welcome. In addition if anyone would like to stay for a (free!) sandwich lunch afterwards could they please let the Parish Office know within the next fortnight so that we can let the Diocese know numbers. Stephen will be working in both the Ashford Parishes and here in Ludlow.

Walking Tour of ‘Medieval' Ludlow Friday 29 September, 2pm on the north side of St Laurence's (finishes at 4:30pm). ‘Medieval' Ludlow Palmer John Turnor, the alter ego of Mike Beazley, will lead a gentle 2½ hour walk around the town and afterwards at his solar above Olde Gate there will be a glass of his home-produced mead. Cost is £5 per person, all proceeds going to the Conservation Trust for St Laurence. Please book in advance as numbers are limited to 20 people. Send your request for ticket(s) and cheques (made payable to CTSLL) to CTSLL, 2 College Street, Ludlow SY8 1AN.

School for Ministry - Taster Mornings at Church Stretton Parish Hall SY6 6DQ on

Saturday September 30 and Earl Mortimer College, Leominster HR6 8JJ Saturday November 4 (9.30am for10.00am until12.30pm). Come to sample what's on offer and learn how the School can resource ministry and discipleship in your parish. Find out more & book your place at: or contact the School for Ministry:, 01584 871084. Pay parking is available on site at Leominster and nearby at Church Stretton.

The National Prayer Weekend is from 29 September to 1 October. The National Prayer Weekend is an opportunity for Christians to show God's love to those around them in a real and tangible way, as churches and communities unite in prayer for their local area. The Weekend is inspired by CWR's roots of personal and national transformation through prayer and Bible reading. The idea is simple. Ask people in your local area whether they would like prayer. Gather prayer requests together and pray for the requests during the Weekend.

Harvest Festival Evensong on Sunday 1st October at 5.30 pm will be followed by Harvest Supper. As in past years this will be a three course supper at £10 per person. Bar refreshments. To book a place please print your name and telephone number on the form at the back of the church. Further information from the Churchwardens or members of the Events Group. Donations of food for the Food Bank will be very welcome on Harvest Festival Sunday. Tins of food (vegetables, fruit, luncheon meat, anything in fact that is not perishable) please. We are keeping the period from now until mid-October as a time to help the less fortunate locally so donations to the Food Bank during these few weeks are more welcome than ever. Many thanks.

Donations for flowers in church are always gratefully received - dedication forms can be picked up by the pigeon holes at the back of church. Please put your donation, along with this form, into an envelope marked ‘flowers' or ‘pew sheet' and post it into the donations box. (Please be aware that donations will take a week to go through the system so should be made at least a week in advance.)

Contemplation Group at 6 The Snicketts, Portcullis Lane
11am Wednesdays. Details from Helen Blyth 875041 or Pat Helm 877683

Cards for Good Causes
Volunteers are required to assist the CFGC team. For more information, please contact
Liz Ince on 07806711444

This Week's Diary

Sun 24 Sep 2017

8am Holy Communion

9:30am Parish Eucharist

11:30am Choral Matins

2:30pm Messy Church

Mon 25 Sep 2017

8:30am Morning Prayer

10am Organ Practice

1pm Funeral Mona Mapp RIP

3pm Rector's tea time

4pm Wedding rehearsal

4:30pm Evening Prayer

7:30pm Bells Practice

Tue 26 Sep 2017

8:30am Morning Prayer

3:30pm Toddler Group set up

4:30pm Evening Prayer

6:15pm Handbells

Wed 27 Sep 2017

9:45am Little Angels Toddlers' Group

11:15am Toddler group clear up

12pm Holy Communion

Thu 28 Sep 2017

8:30am Morning Prayer

10am Wrekin Arts Society tour and lunch

4:30pm Evening Prayer

5pm Choir Practice

Fri 29 Sep 2017

8:30am Holy Communion

9:45am Toddlers' group

11:15am Toddler group clear up

5:30pm Compline

Sat 30 Sep 2017

9am Church cleaning

9:30am Safe guarding training tbc

1pm Wedding Hogg-Miller - Dovey

2pm Safe guarding training tbc

2:15pm Guided tour

Sun 1 Oct 2017

8am Holy Communion

9:30am Parish Eucharist

3:30pm Choral Evensong

5:30pm Harvest Festival Evensong