This Week's Notices

Week beginning 15 April 2018

Change to weekly services, Dear St Laurence's, during the last 3 years our staffing resources
and active retired clergy has declined enormously. We cannot provide the same weekday pattern of
services that we did previously. Therefore, a new pattern of weekday worship must be created that is both regular and achievable from the resources that we currently have. The following pattern will be introduced from May 1st 2018. Yours in Christ, Kelvin.

9.00 am
4.30 pm
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer
12.00 noon
4.30 pm
Morning Prayer
Holy Communion
Evening Prayer
9.00 am
5.30 pm
Morning Prayer

Prayer in the Lady Chapel, There will be 10 minutes of prayer in the Lady Chapel after the Sunday 9.30 Eucharist for the way forward for St Laurence's. All welcome, with or without your cup of coffee.

Conservation Trust Quiz on Wednesday 16 May, there will another of the popular Brewery Quizzes in aid of the St Laurence's Conservation Trust on Wednesday 16 May. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Teams of four people at £5 per person, pay at the door. Fish (or sausage) and chips available at £5 per person, pay at the door. Jonathan Ormond is again Quiz-master. Please email Jim Hooper ( if you wish to enter a team.

Christian Aid week 13th-19th May, Volunteers needed! The annual plea for everyone to support this important week. Those who have collected before should be receiving calls from their patch organisers. Any potential new volunteers, please phone me - WE NEED YOU! This is our main annual money raising event, so very important we cover as many streets as possible. Claire tel.877199

English Domestic and Church Tiles, Saturday 21st April 2018, 9:30am, St Laurence. Have you ever taken a close look at St Laurence's floor tiles? The Ludlow Palmers have organised lectures by experts on Medieval to Victorian, Ecclesiastical and Domestic English Tiles. No specialist knowledge is required. Talks take place in the morning, followed by a stand-up buffet lunch. A coach will take participants to the Jackfield Tile Museum at Ironbridge for an afternoon, curator-led tour, followed by tea, coffee and biscuits and return coach back to Ludlow. Tickets: Ludlow Palmers £45; non-members £50. Send cheque payable to "CTSLL" to CTSLL, 2 College Street, Ludlow SY8 1AN

The Singing Pilgrim, Tuesday 17th April 2018, 7:45pm, St Laurence. Nicholas Jepson-Biddle, Precentor of Wells Cathedral (and former choral scholar at Hereford Cathedral), will draw upon his musical experiences to explore how music can enhance anyone's journey - whether a gentle country walk or long-distance rambling. Part of the Ludlow Palmers 'Pilgrims and Pilgrimage' 2018 Lecture Series. Tickets through the Ludlow Assembly Room or on door: Ludlow Palmers £7; non-Palmers £8

Christian Aid, Lent lunches are now over with a grand total of £1509.21. This is our best year ever, beating the previous record of 2016 by more than £100. A huge thank you thank you to everyone who supported us. Christian Aid week May 13-19th.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting & Annual Parish Meeting, Saturday 28th April at 10.30am, please note these will take place in St Laurences church and not in the Ludlow Mascall Centre. In advance of the Annual Parish Meeting there will be a revision of the Electoral Roll ending on Friday 13th April. If you are not already on the Electoral Roll and would like to be, please complete an application form (available at the back of church above the pigeon holes). Please advise us If there are any changes to your information such as change of address or email. If you have any questions about this please contact Dick Franks on 01584 892019.
Forms for Nomination for Election to the PCC, Nomination for Churchwarden and Nomination for Election to the Deanery Synod are also available on the chest at the back of the church. Please compete and return to the parish office by 21st April 2018.

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

The League of Friends for Ludlow Hospital
are urgently looking for volunteers to help them. Please contact, Gloria Corfield on 01584 318468, Yvonne Evans 01584 877668 or Alison Morris, Hospital Administration 01584 872201.

Jeremy Dickson RIP, Memorial Concert. For those of you who remember the Rev'd Brian Dickson and his wife Margaret, you may know that their son Jeremy sadly died last year and there is to be a memorial concert in Jesus College Oxford at 2.30pm on Saturday 28th April.
Monthly Intercessory Prayer Meeting will be on Thursday 26th April and are on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Sun 15 Apr 2018
All day Spring Art Exhibition
08:00 Holy Communion
09:30 Parish Eucharist
14:30 SLL - Quarter Peal

Mon 16 Apr 2018
All day Spring Art Exhibition
08:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 Organ Practice
16:30 Evening Prayer
19:30 Bells Practice

Tue 17 Apr 2018
All day Spring Art Exhibition
08:30 Morning Prayer
11:00 Staging Dismantle
16:30 Evening Prayer
17:30 Handbells
19:45 Conservation Trust Lecture

Wed 18 Apr 2018
All day Spring Art Exhibition
09:00 Little Angels Playgroup Setup
09:45 Little Angels Toddlers' Group
11:15 Toddler group clear up
12:00 Holy Communion
13:30 Funeral Michael Geary RIP

Thu 19 Apr 2018
All day Spring Art Exhibition
08:30 Morning Prayer
12:30 Funeral tbc Lawrence Ward
16:30 Evening Prayer
17:00 Choir Practice

Fri 20 Apr 2018
All day Spring Art Exhibition
08:30 Holy Communion
09:45 Toddlers' group
10:00 Flower arrangers
11:15 Toddler group clear up
14:00 Funeral Quite Time
14:30 Funeral - Ronald John Bufton RIP
17:30 Compline
18:00 Organ Lesson

Sat 21 Apr 2018
All day Spring Art Exhibition
All day Flag Day - SLL
08:30 Conservation Trust Lecture
14:15 Church Tour tbc

Sun 22 Apr 2018
All day Spring Art Exhibition
08:00 Holy Communion
09:30 Parish Eucharist
11:30 Choral Matins
13:30 Messy Church


2 College Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1AN

Telephone: 01584 872073

e-mail:               website:

The office is open to the public on Tuesdays between 10am and 12pm and at other times by appointment.  The telephone is monitored on a regular basis.


(Days off)


Rector (Tue)

Rev’d Kelvin Price          07799 243867

Parish Chaplain

Assistant Priest (Wed)

Rev’d Prebendary Ann Barge 877307

Church Executive Manager

Shaun Ward    01584 872 073

Oversight of office, administration, fabric, development, funding, retail (Tue, Wed)

Office Administrator

01584 872073

Parish secretary, events co-ordinator, commercial hire, communications

Shop Manager

Amanda Davidson       01584 872073

Retail manager, shop and welcome steward liaison (Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun)


Michael Hunt  01584 872073