This Week's Notices

Week beginning 23 February 2020

Morning Prayer with Kelvin Price - For those wishing to join Kelvin in morning prayer, the next date will be Friday 28th February at 10am in the Parish Office. 

Miss Elizabeth Frater RIP - Elizabeth Frater sadly passed away on the 16th February after a short illness. Having moved to Lancashire she previously lived in Ludlow for many years and had connections to the church. For anyone who knew her and would like any further information, please contact Paul Smith 01253 667048, Thank you. 

Coronavirus - The Church of England's Adviser on Health issues recommends that people with coughs and sneezes should a) not exchange handshakes at the Peace and b) receive Communion in one kind only (i.e. the consecrated bread). The practice of intinction (dipping the wafer into the wine) is discouraged. There is currently no need for anyone else to take precautions. If this advice is updated, we will inform you.

Thank you from Jane Robinson - Jane sends love to all, and thanks everyone who paid visits, sent cards, flowers, food and good wishes upon fracturing her patella. All these thoughts and goodies really cheered her up. Things are slowly progressing with the knee.
Jane Robinson 

Monday Open Tea - There will be an Open Tea on the first Monday in every month. The next open tea will be on 2nd March at 3pm. 

St Laurence's monthly prayer group - Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month and the next meeting is the 27th February from 10.30-11.00 in church. Do come and join us on Thursday. Sandi 

The Good Grief Cafe ́ is a bereavement support group in Ludlow. Offering friendship and support after the loss of a loved one. There for people who just need a safe place to talk. Held the first Thursday of the month at The Pea Green Cafe, Ludlow Mascall ́ Centre, Ludlow SY8 1RZ. The next meeting is on 5th March, 3.30pm - 5pm. It would be helpful to let them know in advance if you'd like to join, please email Jo Shield at Victoria Allen Funeral Services on on or call on 01584 879035. 

Ash Wednesday 26th February: The service of Imposition of Ashes will be held at both the 12.00 noon Holy Communion Service and at 7pm in the Chancel. During this service incense will be burning on a stand but will not be used in any procession. People who wish to return old palm crosses can deposit them in a basket by the South Door by Sunday 23rd February. 

World Day of Prayer Friday 6 March 2pm at St. John's. Ladies of St. Laurence's are invited to join this special service at St. John's church Ludlow. Please let me know as soon as possible if you intend going to the service. I am looking for someone to be a small participant in the service as unfortunately I cannot attend myself on that day. Find me in church on Sunday. Val Hardwick 

Christian Aid Lent lunch alert - The Lent lunches this Lent will be held on 5 Fridays, the 1st being on Friday March 6th, and then March 13th 20th and 27th, with the final one on April 3rd. There will not be a lunch on February 28th. Please try to support as many as possible, particularly as we would like to raise as much money across 5 Fridays as we have across 6. And please make every effort to support the lunch which St Laurence's hosts in the Garden Room behind the Methodist church, 12noon to 1.30pm on March 13th. We always appreciate your support. Claire, Tel 877199 

Churches Together Around Ludlow - The 2020 Competition - are looking for talented performers, singers, musicians and poets who may wish to enter ‘Totally Psalmic'. A Psalms competition with a £500 prize. Held on the evening of Saturday 20th June at Ludlow Methodist Church, Broad Street. For entry details and form please contact Colin Sheward C/o Friends Meeting House, St Mary's Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DZ, 01584 875946 

Life & Learning @ Ludlow ends the current season with a series of four lectures ‘A
Christian Response to Climate Change' to be given by the Revd Canon Dr Maureen Palmer on 20 & 27 February and 5 & 12 March. Just a few places remain. Contact Barry Forrester on 01584 878872 for details. 

Lent 2020 in Ludlow - Between 26th February and 4th April there will be choice of Services, Lectures & Reflections:
- A Christian Response to Climate Change - 20, 27 February and 5,12 March.
10.30am - 12 midday. Ludlow Mascall Centre.
- The Way of the Cross, weekly series of meditations with prayer and music following the journey of Jesus to Calvary. Fridays 28 February and 6,13, 20, 27 March. 2.30 - 3.30pm. St Peter's Church, Henley Road.
- Lent Eucharist and Prayer Service - 18th March, 11am - 1pm. St Laurence's Church.
- Wednesday Evening Compline Services - 4, 11, 18, 25 March and 1st April. 7pm to
7.45pm. St John's Church, Gravel Hill.
Please find further information about all of the above from the handouts on the welcome desk in Church or the poster on the notice board. 

Wednesday 18th March, Eucharist with Bishop Alistair at St Laurences - It's good to pray together, and with that in mind I will be presiding at the eucharist with this intention at four special (and more or less identical) services during Lent, at which I hope many of you and your parishioners will join me. The eucharist will start at 11am, will include a period of extended prayer (with different "ways" available including silence), and will end by 1pm, with drinks available afterwards. Please bring a packed lunch if you wish. There is no need to book. The three other services I will be attending are: Tuesday 3rd March - St George, Pontesbury. Monday 9th March - St Mary, Ross on Wye. Saturday 14th March - Holy Trinity, Hereford. Yours in Christ, Bishop Alistair. 

Sunday 23rd Feb 2020 Robin Roth CEO Traidcraft - We welcome Robin Roth CEO Traidcraft who will preach today at 09.30 Parish Eucharist. All welcome to the Service and to join us at The Big Brew afterwards with a Coffee Theme supporting Traidcraft Exchange. Produce made with Fairtrade Ingredients welcome for the Big Brew Bake and Buy. Do please also support the Traidcraft Stall which will run until 8th March in the South Aisle. 

Fairtrade Fortnight Monday 24th Feb - Sunday 8th March 2020 - Volunteers welcome to help with stall during above dates - offers to Penny. 

Ludlow Fairtrade Town Group and Ludlow Food Network are holding a conference and workshops on ethical food sourcing on Saturday 29th February. Our Food The Cost to The Earth and its People,10am-2pm at Ludlow Methodist Church, Broad Street, Ludlow SY8 1NH. Tickets £8.50. Available from or tel: 01584 831654. Laura, Melia and Penny, Traidcraft Fairtrader, 01584 876992 

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 23 Feb 2020
All day Traidcraft Stall - Start Trading
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
14:30 - 15:30 SLL - Quarter Peal 

Mon 24 Feb 2020
09:00 - 10:30 Church Cleaning
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice 

Tue 25 Feb 2020
09:30 - 10:00 Ludlow Lectures - Set up
10:00 - 13:00 Ludlow Lectures
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells 

Wed 26 Feb 2020
09:00 - 09:45 Little Angels Toddlers' Group Setup
09:45 - 11:15 Little Angels Toddlers' Group
11:00 - 12:00 School Visit
11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up
12:00 - 12:45 Holy Communion
19:00 - 20:00 Ash Wednesday - Solemn Eucharist 

Thu 27 Feb 2020
10:30 - 11:00 Monthly Intercessions Prayer Group
18:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice 

Fri 28 Feb 2020
All day Light the Tower - Amy Lloyd
09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group
10:00 - 11:00 Morning Prayer - Kelvin (Parish Office)
11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up
17:30 - 18:00 Compline 

Sat 29 Feb 2020
10:30 - 11:30 Organ Practice 

Sun 1 Mar 2020
All day Light the Tower - Judy
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist (Wedding Banns 1 - Snelling & Shanks)
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins