This Week's Notices

Week beginning 21 July 2019

Celtic Prayer - 6pm today. 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.

St Laurence's monthly prayer group Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month and the next meeting is the 25th July from 10.30-11.00 in church. Do come and join us on Thursday. Sandi

The Derby Singers 29th July- 4th August - The Derby Singers are very much looking forward to singing again at St Laurence's Church. We start with evensong at 5.30 on Monday 29th July and sing every day except Wednesday. On Friday 2nd August we are singing a concert at Diddlebury church at 8.00. The Derby singers is an adult choir formed by friends in Derby who enjoyed singing evensong. Since then singers have moved away from Derby but still congregate in Ludlow for a week in the summer. This year we have singers coming from as far as Malaysia and France to sing.

Quiet Garden at Walford Grange on Friday, 26th July, from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm, come for the whole time or just drop in for an hour or two. Please bring a packed lunch. Contact Carole Dixon on 01547 540683 or at

The Good Grief Cafe ́
is a new bereavement support group that has been set up 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 S Y8 1RZ. The next meeting is on ́ 1st August, 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.

Christian Aid Coffee morning is on August 8th, 10am -12 noon here in St Laurence's. Please be here to welcome our friends from other churches and please bring your friends with you. Meanwhile, please dig out your bric a brac and books for the stalls. Nearer the time cakes will be very welcome. It would be good to have 2 more helpers -offers please to Claire. I shall be selling tickets at coffee -please seek me out- if I don't find you 1st . The committee is grateful for your support. Thank you. Claire 877199.

Back Packers Children's Holiday Club - a holiday club packed with Bible stories, games, crafts, music, drama, challenges and lots of fun. Monday 5th August - Friday 9th August. Ages 4-11 years. Held at Ludlow Baptist Church, Rockspring Community Centre, SY8 1SX. Free Entry. For more information contact:

Ride and Stride 14th September 2019 - The 2019 Ride and Stride event is where congregations walk, ride or drive between churches in Shropshire. We would like to encourage you to take part as an act of witness. We will be welcoming ride and striders throughout the day here at St Laurence's. There is an application form and sponsorship form at the back of the church if you wish to participate. God Bless. Kelvin

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

Knit & Natter - Love knitting and crochet? Join us in St Laurence's fortnightly on Thursdays between 1.15 & 3.15. Got a project you need to finish, or in need of some support? Join a group of like-minded people for an afternoon of fun. Knitting skills not essential. Due to schools events in the church there is no meeting in July. The next dates will be 1st and 15th August.

The Week Ahead

Sun 21 Jul 2019
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 22 Jul 2019

10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice
11:00 - 12:00 Funeral Quiet Time
11:30 - 12:30 Funeral - Andrew Gurney RIP
12:30 - 13:00 Quiet Time Funeral
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 23 Jul 2019
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 24 Jul 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 25 Jul 2019
10:30 - 11:00 Monthly Intercessions Prayer Group
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 26 Jul 2019

09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group
10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers
11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up
17:30 - 18:00 Compline

Sat 27 Jul 2019
10:30 - 11:00 Quiet Time - Funeral
11:00 - 12:00 Memorial Service - Margaret MacGregor RIP
12:00 - 12:30 Quiet Time - Funeral
14:15 - 15:15 Church Tour
18:00 - 19:30 Tony Greatrex - Bells - Quarter Peal Attempt

Sun 28 Jul 2019
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins