This Week's Notices

Week beginning 18 August 2019

Christian Aid - The local Christian Aid committee would like to thank most warmly Kelvin Price and the PCC for allowing St Laurence's to be used for the Christian Aid coffee morning. It was a resounding success, breaking all previous records and raising £775 for Christian Aid. A very special thank you to Claire Wilcox and her team, who worked so hard, not only during the morning, but also setting up on the Wednesday afternoon and clearing up very efficiently afterwards.

St Laurence's monthly prayer group Meets this Thursday, 22nd August from 10.30-11.00 in church. Do come and join us on Thursday. Sandi

Celtic Prayer - 6pm today 18th August. 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.

Traidcraft Stalls after 9.30am Eucharist in St Laurence continue on 1st and 3rd Sundays. 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 or purchase gifts or cards knowing that you are supporting producers in developing countries. Laura, Melia and Penny, Traidcraft Fairtrader, 01584 876992.

Paved Garden Exhibition: The small exhibition in Church giving the history of the Paved Garden, list of plants and information about some of the wild flowers proved popular and has been retained in church throughout August. I have had interesting conversations with many visitors to the church and Ludlow visitors who just happen to be walking along College Street while I have been gardening, and I should like to thank them both for their interest and for their donations to the collection tin; to date I have received £28.00, divided between the Conservation Trust plant stall held at the lovely fund raising event at Broadward Hall and retained for the next purchase of plants required for the church - border to the West door for example. Jen Davies

Inter-faith event: ‘The mountains of the Himalayas to the Shropshire Hills'. The life of a Buddhist Nun. Venerable Tsuiltrim Tenzin Choesang will discuss Buddhism and insights of living as a Buddhist nun in Himalayan countries and the UK. This event will be held on Thursday, September 5th at The Garden Room at The Methodist Church, Broad Street, Ludlow. 7pm for 7.30 - 9pm. Refreshments available from 7.00pm

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. The next dates will be 29th August and 12th September.

The Week Ahead

Sat 17 Aug 2019
09:30 - 12:00 Arts Recital Rehearsal - Martin Foisset
12:30 - 13:00 Doors close to the public
13:00 - 14:00 Arts Recital - Martin Foisset
15:00 - 16:00 Wedding Set up
16:00 - 17:00 Wedding Terence Davies-Amina Comley

Sun 18 Aug 2019
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
11:00 - 12:00 Toby Wright - Organ Pracice
14:30 - 15:30 SLL - Quarter Peal
18:00 - 19:00 Celtic Prayer

Mon 19 Aug 2019
09:00 - 10:30 Church Cleaning
10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 20 Aug 2019
All day Summer Art Exhibition
14:30 - 15:30 Guided Tour - JAC Travel
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells
18:30 - 20:30 Ludlow Art Society - Preview Evening

Wed 21 Aug 2019
All day Summer Art Exhibition
12:00 - 12:45 Holy Communion

Thu 22 Aug 2019
All day Summer Art Exhibition
10:30 - 11:00 Monthly Intercessions Prayer Group

Fri 23 Aug 2019
All day Summer Art Exhibition
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 24 Aug 2019

All day Summer Art Exhibition
14:30 - 18:00 Arts Recital Rehearsal - Cory Band
18:30 - 19:00 Doors Open to Public
19:00 - 21:30 Arts Recital - Cory Band in Concert

Sun 25 Aug 2019
All day Summer Art Exhibition
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist