This Week's Notices

Week beginning 19 August 2018

Mayor’s Charity Market - will be held in Castle Square, Ludlow on Thursday 30th August in aid of young people in Ludlow, from 9am until 4pm. All welcome.

Cory Brass Band – have a concert at St Laurence on Saturday 25th August, starting at 7pm. You can buy tickets via their website, adults £16, under 16s £8, please visit www.coryband.com.

Annual Leave - Following the Rector's sermon the other Sunday on rest and relaxation in our busy lives, please note that both Kelvin and Shaun will be taking much needed holiday during August into September. They will not be available either by phone or email so if there is a matter that cannot wait until their return please contact either of the Churchwardens who will do their best to help. The Parish Office is open 10 am – 12 noon every morning for routine enquiries, Thank you.

Half an hour - if you can spare that long just once a month (usually on the last Friday in the month) to help deliver copies of the Ludlow Tower magazine to 10-12 businesses in the centre of Ludlow please contact the Parish Office. No cold calling involved, just an opportunity to build links between the church and the community.

Volunteers for Sunday afternoons - We are looking for volunteers for Sunday afternoons 2.30-5pm for the Shop and Welcome desk, please contact the Parish Office if you are interested.

Just a Minute……The Conservation Trust for St Laurence Ludlow is in need of a new Minute Secretary for the four meetings of the Palmers and Trustees which are held each year . This is not onerous but is essential and it gives someone a chance to play their part and see the inner workings of the Trust to preserve our wonderful historic building. Would love to have you on board - please contact Sylvia Turner Chair of CTSLL. 01584 890586, sylviaturner812@btinternet.com

Prayer for the future One of the ways you can support what is going on in St Laurence's is to spend a few minutes in prayer after the Sunday 9.30 services or any time during the week. The Lady Chapel is set aside for this as we give thanks for progress so far and ask for wisdom as we take the next steps. There will usually be someone to lead this but if no-one is there please pray anyway. +

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 starting 7 June for our new Knit and Natter. 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.

Lifts to St Laurence - The Pastoral Group are looking for more committed helpers, who could offer lifts to Church, for the congregations of both St. Laurence and St. John's (during building work at St. John's). If anyone is willing to provide this help, or anyone requiring a lift, please contact Sue Thomas 01584874352 email suethomas465@gmail.com

Deanery Service, Deanery Eucharist at St Michael's, Tenbury on Sunday August 19th at 10:30am.

The Week Ahead


Sun 19 Aug 2018
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
11:30 - 12:30 Baptism - Rex Charles Gregory Stephens
14:30 - 15:30 SLL - Quarter Peal

Mon 20 Aug 2018

09:00 - 10:30 Church cleaning
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice
13:00 - 17:00 Steinway Piano Delivery
16:30 - 17:00 Evening Prayer
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 21 Aug 2018
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 22 Aug 2018
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer
12:00 - 12:45 Holy Communion
16:30 - 17:00 Evening Prayer

Thu 23 Aug 2018
10:30 - 11:00 Monthly Intercessions Prayer Group
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 24 Aug 2018
Light the Tower - The Tower is lit for Peter & Glynis Lucas
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer
09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group
10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers
All day Ludlow Arts - Summer Exhibition
10:00 - 16:00 Summer Art Exhibition - Picture Hanging
11:15 - 12:00 Toddler group clear up
17:30 - 18:00 Compline
18:30 - 20:30 Summer Art Exhibition - Preview Event

Sat 25 Aug 2018
All day Ludlow Arts - Summer Exhibition
09:30 - 12:00 Organ rehearsal/preparation
13:00 - 14:00 Organ recital
14:15 - 15:30 Church Tour
16:30 - 22:00 Cory Brass Band Concert

Sun 26 Aug 2018
All day Ludlow Arts - Summer Exhibition
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist including the Baptism of Paisley
Alice Woodfield

PARISH OFFICE

2 College Street, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 1AN
Telephone: 01584 872073
e-mail: office@stlaurences.org.uk website: www.stlaurences.org.uk

The office is normally open to the public on Mon - Fri between 10am and 12pm.
The telephone is monitored on a daily basis.

WHO'S WHO
Days Available

CLERGY
Rector
Rev'd Kelvin Price 07799 243867
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun

Assistant Priest

Rev'd Prebendary Ann Barge 01584 877307

Church Executive Manager
Shaun Ward 01584 872073
Oversight of office, administration, fabric, development, funding, retail
Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun (by appointment only)

Office Administrator
Nicky Luck 01584 872073
Parish secretary, events co-ordinator, commercial hire, communications
Wed, Thu (by appointment only)

Shop Manager
Amanda Davidson 01584 872073
Retail manager, shop and welcome steward liaison
Mon, Wed, Fri

Treasurer
Peter Nield 01584 872073
Mon (am) (by appointment only)

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