This Week's Notices

Week beginning 17 November 2019

Morning & Evening Prayer with Kelvin Price - For those wishing to join Kelvin in morning and evening prayer, the dates are as follows. Morning prayer is at 10am and Evening prayer at 4pm. All held in The Chancel.

Morning PrayerEvening Prayer
Monday 18th NovemberTuesday 19th November

Church Flowers - Donated by Sylvia Martin in remembrance of dear Peter's birthday on the 17th November.

Traidcraft Stalls after 9.30am Eucharist in St Laurence continue on 1st and 3rd Sundays. Advent Calendars & Christmas Fayre available to buy or order. Pick up some store cupboard staples or sumptuous snacks. The very finest fair trade and organic foods made with sustainably sourced ingredients are purchased from around the world. You can stock up with ethical essentials, share recipe ideas, purchase gifts or cards knowing that you are supporting producers in developing countries. Laura, Melia and Penny, Traidcraft Fairtrader, 01584 876992. Harvest Stall Sales were £318.00 with thanks to buyers and shop volunteers for your support.

Churches Together wants 2020 to start with a best attend event, which is why our AGM is happening on: Wednesday 22nd January, 7pm at St Laurence's Church Hall, Church Stretton.

St Laurence's monthly prayer group Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month and the next meeting is the 28th November, 10.30-11.00 in church. Do come and join us on Thursday.

A Quiet Space in Advent - The lead up to Christmas can be busy and frantic but there will be an opportunity through Advent to stop for half an hour to be quiet and still. All are welcome to join us for half an hour of silent prayer in the Lady Chapel at 12.15 on Fridays 6th, 13th and 20th December. Pat Helm and Helen Blyth

Ludlow Food Bank Christmas Hampers - If you would like to donate any Christmas goodies for the Christmas Hamper scheme, we would be very happy to receive them and pass them on. If you could donate them before 10th December it would be much appreciated. All items should have a use by date after January 2020 if possible. Please note we do not give out alcohol.

Knit and Natter: Because numbers have been so low over recent months, it is with regret that the Knit and Natter group will no longer meet in St Laurence's on alternate Thursdays. Sessions on alternate Wednesdays will continue in Ludlow Library as usual.

Mediaeval Bazaar
Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November. We are preparing for the Bazaar and would be delighted to receive donations of your unwanted good quality items for our Pre-Loved stall, books and empty screw top wine bottles. Help on the stalls is required over the two days. Sign up sheets are on a board at the back of the church. Our grateful thanks for any time you may be able to give to help us raise the much needed funds for our lovely church.

Life & Learning @ Ludlow - continues this month with one lecture , 21 November the Revd Canon Anna Matthews will explore ‘The Four Last Things: What happens when we die?'. All places have now been taken.

The Posada, or Travelling Crib, will be making its way around the Parish, passing from house to house between December 1st and Christmas Eve. If you would like to take part please look out for the information at the back of Church and sign up for a night that suits you. Don't forget to leave your contact details! If you have any questions please direct them to Kathy Cowell or Andrea Weston

Autumn Meeting - "Mental health in the cloisters". Research into the Cloisters of Hereford Cathedral has revealed much about the mental health of the people who lived there through the centuries. Sarah Hollingdale, Activity Officer for the NLHF Eastern Cloisters Project and lead Access Ambassador at Hereford Cathedral, will share stories uncovered about how the Vicars Choral dealt with pressures as a community. These experiences could have much to teach us about the present day, when mental health is a matter of increasing concern. Venue Leominster Priory- Tuesday 19 November 2018, 7.00 pm. All are welcome to attend; refreshments will be served from 7.00 pm

Ludlow Tree of Light - Ludlow Rotary Club in collaboration with Ludlow Town Council have organised the Ludlow Tree of Light. Creating an opportunity for people to make a personal dedication to the memory of a loved one or to celebrate a special occasion. A complete list of dedications (received by 16 Dec) will be published in the Ludlow Advertiser's Christmas edition, recorded on the Ludlow Rotary Club website and featured in a Book of Remembrance on display in the Methodist Chapel, Broad Street. Dedication forms available from Wesley's Café or Nock Deighton's office in Ludlow or downloaded via All money raised goes to Hands Together Ludlow. For further information please email

Celtic Prayer - today, 6pm 17th November. 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

Open the Book, an organisation that goes into schools fortnightly to lead Bible based assemblies, has taken on two more local primary schools this year and we are looking for volunteers to join our teams, specifically on a Monday afternoon at 1.10 pm, though there may be slots on other days. Please contact John Eadie if you can help (877761 or

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 Week Ahead

Sun 17 Nov 2019
All day Light the Tower - Dennis Bromley
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

Mon 18 Nov 2019
10:00 - 11:00 Kelvin - Morning Prayer - Chancel
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 19 Nov 2019
09:30 - 10:00 Ludlow Lectures - set up 5 of 6
10:00 - 12:00 Ludlow Lectures 5 of 6
16:00 - 17:00 Kelvin - Evening Prayer - Chancel
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 20 Nov 2019

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 21 Nov 2019
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 22 Nov 2019
All day Light the Tower - Kerry Griffiths
09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group
10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers
11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up
12:00 - 17:00 Mediaeval Bazaar - Set up
17:30 - 18:00 Compline

Sat 23 Nov 2019
All day Mediaeval bazaar
08:00 - 10:00 Church Open - Stall Holder Set up
10:00 - 17:00 Mediaeval Bazaar Open
10:00 - 13:00 Peal Attempt

Sun 24 Nov 2019

All day Mediaeval bazaar
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion - St John's Chapel
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist - Chancel Service
11:00 - 16:00 Mediaeval Bazaar Open