This Week's Notices

Week beginning 19 May 2019

Mrs Joyce Smallman RIP - Family only at Hereford Crem; Thanksgiving Service on 24th May, 12 noon at Hopton Wafers. Officiant The Revd Vic Roberts.

Change of time for Services: Please note that the Ascension Day Eucharist on 30th May and the Eucharist for Corpus Christi on 20th June will both be at 7pm not at 7.15pm as may have been advertised elsewhere.

Benefice Service 30th June: There will be no 9.30 Eucharist on Sunday 30th June at St Laurence's. Instead there will be a Benefice Service at St John's at 9.30 and members of the St Laurence's congregation are encouraged to attend that service.

Christian Aid Week - A very big thank you to all those who took part in Christian Aid week. The end of week service is at the Methodist Church this evening at 6 o'clock. Please take your collection bags with the label clearly indicating the street where you collected. If you are not going to the service, please take your bag to the garden room, behind the church on Monday morning 20th May. Counters are needed please. If you have a few hours spare between 9.30 and 2.30, your help will be much appreciated. Again counting takes place in the garden room. Next up the annual coffee morning, on Thursday August 8th, which we are hosting here at St Laurence's. Please make a note of this. Please look out for details later.

Concert featuring Simone Rebello, Tuesday 4th June, 6pm. Samba percussion and music for brooms. Free entry. Retiring Collection. Featuring Ludlow school children. For everyone!

Monday Open Teas - There will be an Open Tea on the first Monday in every month. The next open tea will be on Monday 3rd June.

St Laurence's monthly prayer group Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month and the next meeting is the 23rd May from 10.30-11.00 in church. Do come and join us on Thursday. Sandi

Celtic Prayer - tonight 6pm 19th May. 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.

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 6th June, 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 or call on 01584 879035.

St Laurence's monthly prayer group Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month and the next meeting is the 23rd May from 10.30-11.00 in church. Do come and join us on Thursday. Sandi

Rector's Chair Appeal, Thank you - Our first order of chairs has now arrived, thank you to all who have donated so generously. Our appeal continues and has now been extended to the public. God bless, Kelvin.

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 10th June. 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.

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 are 23rd May, 6th and 20th June.

St Laurence Christmas Tree for some years now we have attempted to create a tasteful natural element for decorating the tree using natural recyclable materials as far as possible. Nikki Hook from Loudwater Studio has agreed to help develop a fresh creative plan for the tree re-using materials which are suitable, along with some new; and involving anyone interested in contributing with ideas, suggestions or practical help. This will be coordinated via the Knit and Natter Group which meets fortnightly on Thursdays between 1.15 & 3.15pm. Suggestions particularly welcome at the Knit and Natter meetings on Thursdays 23rd May., 6th and 20th June. Or to Penny 07747025798,

The Week Ahead

Sun 19 May 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 20 May 2019
09:00 - 10:30 Church Cleaning
10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice
10:00 - 12:30 School Tour x 3
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 21 May 2019
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 22 May 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 23 May 2019
10:30 - 11:00 Monthly Intercessions Prayer Group
13:15 - 15:15 Knit and Natter Knitting Group
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 24 May 2019
09:45 - 11:15 Toddlers' group
10:00 - 12:00 Flower arrangers
10:30 - 11:30 Piano Tuning for Ludlow Orchestra
11:15 - 11:30 Toddler group clear up
15:00 - 17:00 Richard Walker - Organ Practice
17:30 - 18:00 Compline

Sat 25 May 2019
09:00 - 11:00 Ludlow Orchestra Staging
14:30 - 17:30 Ludlow Orchestra - Rehearsal
19:30 - 21:30 Ludlow Orchestra - Concert

Sun 26 May 2019
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:30 Baptism - Augusta Sybil Lazuli Lettice Underhill
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins
17:00 - 18:00 Wedding Rehearsal - Emily Walton -Alexander Matthews (Wedding 27th May)