This Week's Notices

Week beginning Sunday March 19

Christian Aid
A big thank you to all who supported us on Friday. And huge thanks to the ‘soup team', who worked so hard. There are 3 Fridays left so, if you haven't already done, please go along, enjoy the soup, support Christian Aid and meet our friends from other churches

Accommodation needed for young musicians during the Ludlow English Song Weekend (Fri 19- Sun 21 May). Can you help? Please contact Fay & Ewart (01584 879155)

Church cleaning dates
Thank you to everyone who helped last Monday. The next 2 church-cleaning sessions will be on Saturday, 25 March 9.30-11am and Monday, 10 April 9-10.30am. There is a sign-up form on the Stewards' Notice Board - please come and help make our church gleam.

Say it with flowers
We all have a special day when we remember an anniversary, a wedding anniversary, a birthday, or a loved one. The flower team would be happy to arrange flowers for you to make the time more special. A donation at any time during the year would be most welcome, although we do not have flowers in church during Lent and Advent.
A warm thank you to everyone for your generosity.

Life & Learning @ Ludlow - The current programme comes to an end with a series of lectures ‘Social Justice and the Bible' to be given by the Revd Dr Neil Richardson on Thursdays 16, 23, 30 March and 6 April. Full details are available in the Life & Learning leaflet available from the welcome desk and at Advance booking is essential. Reservations can be made via Barry Forrester on 01584 878872.

Bible Reading Fellowship Notes -
There are still some additional copies of Jan-April 2017 notes available to purchase in the shop. For further information or to subscribe regularly please contact Penny Bridstrup 01584 876992

Contemplation Group at 6 The Snicketts, Portcullis Lane
11am Wednesdays. Details from Helen Blyth 875041 or Pat Helm 877683

Volunteers Needed
We are very lucky with our wonderful stewards - you give so much of your time. At the moment we have 2 gaps during the week and can always do with more help on a Sunday. If you have more time to give, or know someone who can help, please contact the office.

Work in St John's Chapel - Have you seen the wonderful conservation work that has been taking place to the woodwork in St John's Chapel? This should be completed by the end of March. In the meantime, services that normally take place in St John's Chapel will be moved to the Lady Chapel.

Ludlow Arts Society
The south transept is now alive with artwork. Take the opportunity to visit Ludlow Arts Society's rolling exhibition and revisit it as it changes.

Pigeon Holes - please remember to check these regularly.

Monthly Intercession Prayer Group
This meets in St Catherine's Chapel every second Thursday between 10.30 and 11.00am. It is a time of prayer and anyone is welcome to join in. Prayer includes the requests left in church (with discretion if visitors join the group for prayer).

This Week's Diary

Sun 19 Mar 2017
All week: work on woodworking and finishing taking place
8am Holy Communion
9:30am Parish Eucharist
11am World-wide anti-fascism (carillon) peal
2:30pm Quarter Peal
3:30pm Choral Evensong

Mon 20 Mar 2017
8am Morning Prayer
10am Organ Practice
3pm Rector's tea time
4:30pm Evening Prayer
7:30pm Bells Practice

Tue 21 Mar 2017
8am Holy Communion
3pm Funeral David Humphreys RIP
3:30pm Toddler Group set up
4:30pm Evening Prayer
6:15pm Handbells

Wed 22 Mar 2017
9:45am Little Angels Toddlers' Group
11:15am Toddler group clear up
12pm Holy Communion
3pm LCS preparing staging for transporting elsewhere
5:30pm Wedding rehearsal Mark Curtis & Hayley Powell-Bevan

Thu 23 Mar 2017
8am Morning Prayer
9:30am LCS removing staging for transport elsewhere
4:30pm Evening Prayer
5pm Choir Practice

Fri 24 Mar 2017
8am Holy Communion
9:45am Toddlers' group
11:15am Toddler group clear up
5:30pm Compline
6:30pm Organ Lesson

Sat 25 Mar 2017
9:30am Church cleaning
10am Church Wardens and Volunteers' coffee morning
12pm Wedding Mark Curtis & Hayley Powell-Bevan

Sun 26 Mar 2017
Mothering Sunday
8am Holy Communion
9:30am Parish Eucharist
11:30am Choral Matin



Spring is a time of new beginnings - little lambs are born and gambol around the fields, snowdrops and daffodils poke their heads through the soil, and there is a promise of warm, sunny days ahead. New life makes us feel positive; we turn away from the grey winter days and we look forward towards the future, perhaps a different future to the one we've planned.

Too often people see Christianity as old fashioned, boring, even a bit embarrassing ... until things go wrong and they are struggling for something to support them, to hold on to, something to believe in.

Pilgrim is a course for people who are exploring the Christian faith - it isn't about persuasion but about thought and discussion. Come along and join us, search and find the answers.

On Wednesdays:
26 April in the afternoon - time and venue to be confirmed

For further information please contact as follows:
John Perry on 01584 873755
or phone St Laurence's office on 01584 872073 and leave a message