This Week's Notices

Week beginning 12 January 2020

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 Parish Office.

Morning Prayer
17th, 20th, 24th January
Evening Prayer
14th, 15th January

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020 - Churches Together Around Ludlow (CTAL) are running this event from Saturday 18th January until Saturday 25th. The title of this year's week is ‘Unusual Kindness' and it has been prepared for us by the Churches in Malta. The schedule is as follows:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8
Sat 18Sun 19Mon 20Tue 21Wed 22Thu 23Fri 24Sat 25
Ludlow Methodist Church 

St Peter's Church 

Ludlow Quaker Meeting House 

St John's Church

St Laurence's Church 

Ludlow Baptist Church 

Ludlow Elim Church 

Ludlow Living Waters Church 


Change to Church Services - From January 2020 the 1st and 3rd Sundays will now be 9.30am Eucharist and 11.30am Matins (Choral Eucharist on the 1st Sunday). The 2nd and 4th Sundays will now be 9.30am Eucharist and 3.30pm Evensong.

Shop Move Programme - will take about 8-10 weeks to complete. The font has already been moved as phase 1 is prepared. Thank you for all your patience as these building works take place.

Shop Closure - the church shop will close on the 31st January and re open in its new location in April. The PCC would like to thank all the volunteers who have worked in the shop over the years helping to make it a success.

Shop Sale - there is now 50% off everything in the shop. Great bargains so do drop in and see what you might want. Bids for shop cabinets or the shop fixings can be made to Peter Nield.

Celtic Prayer - 6pm 19th January. 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.

Christian Aid. - A very big thank you to our collectors and to all who contributed on our Christian Aid ‘flag' day ( but no flags!). Our collectors from the 4 churches collected £1005.27, of which £253 was raised through the carol singing under the Buttercross. This is the 1st time the amount raised, on this day, has been more than £1000 - an excellent result and a good start to our 2020 efforts. Claire: tel: 877199.

Ludlow Fairtrade Town Group and Ludlow Food Network are holding a conference and workshops on ethical food sourcing on Saturday 29th February 2020. 10am-2pm at Ludlow Methodist Church, Broad Street, Ludlow SY8 1NH. Tickets £8.50. Available from or tel: 01584 831654.

Pledge Envelopes
- 2020 Pledge envelopes are now available at the Welcomers' Desk.

Traidcraft Stalls after 9.30am Eucharist in St Laurence continue on 1st and 3rd Sundays. Pick up some store cupboard staples or sumptuous snacks. 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.

Churches Together in Shropshire 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.

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

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 13th January. 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.

The Week Ahead

Sun 12 Jan 2020

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

Mon 13 Jan 2020
09:00 - 10:30 Church Cleaning
10:30 - 11:30 Organ Practice
13:00 - 14:00 Church/Trust Liaison Group Meeting
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice 

Tue 14 Jan 2020
16:00 - 17:00 Evening Prayer (Kelvin). Parish Office
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells 

Wed 15 Jan 2020
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
16:00 - 17:00 Evening Prayer (Kelvin). Parish Office

Thu 16 Jan 2020
11:30 - 12:00 - Quiet Time - Funeral - Tom Caulcott RIP 
12:00 - 13:00 Funeral - Tom Caulcott RIP
13:30 - 14:00 - Quiet Time - Funeral - Tom Caulcott RIP
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice 

Fri 17 Jan 2020
09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group
10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers
10:00 - 11:00 Morning Prayer (Kelvin). Parish Office
11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up
17:30 - 18:00 Compline 

Sat 18 Jan 2020
Light the Tower : William (Bill) Summers
14:30 - 15:00 Set up - Church Stretton District of Bellringers AGM
15:00 - 19:00 Church Stretton District of Bellringers AGM
16:00 - 16:30 Bell Ringers Service (Juergen) 

Sun 19 Jan 2020
All day Light the Tower - William Nash
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins
13:00 - 17:30 Beckett - full rehearsal
18:00 - 19:00 Celtic Prayer