This Week's Notices

Week beginning 15 September 2019

Christian Aid retiring collection - We are holding a retiring collection today and next Sunday for all those so traumatically affected in the Bahamas, by Hurricane Dorian. The town's Christian Aid committee will send our gifts and those from all the other churches to the DEC via Christian Aid. You can use the contactless machine. However you give, please gift aid, if you pay tax, by using the St Laurence's gift aid envelopes and mark them clearly "Christian Aid" . If you haven't come prepared this week, please come next week with your donation. Enormous thanks , Claire.

Harvest Festival, Sunday 6th October - Evensong starts at 5.30pm followed by Harvest Supper at 7pm. The Harvest Festival display will go up on Friday 4th October and we are looking for parishioners to help by donating flowers, fruit and vegetables for the display. We will be collecting donations on Thursday 3rd October, details of where to leave them will follow shortly. The foodstuffs left will be divided between the Ludlow Food Bank and Ludlow Hands Together.

Anna Nicholson in 'Woman of the Year' - Saturday 21 September at 7.30 pm - comedy direct from the Edinburgh Fringe, including an overly competitive vicar (a return visit to St Laurence's by Anna - she starred in 'A Monk's Tale' in 2017). Tickets £10 from LAR or on the door.

Ludlow Food Bank will be holding a coffee morning on 20th September from 10am - 1pm at Rockspring Centre. We will be holding a small table top sale, and a chance to chat, eat cake, drink coffee, and maybe make your own Christmas cards. All proceeds will be going to Ludlow Food Bank.

Volunteer's Hog Roast, Sunday 22nd September at 12.30 in the Church Garden: A reminder of the invitation recently circulated that all volunteers are very welcome to the Hog Roast with salads at 12.30pm on Sunday 22nd September. This is to say a big thank you for your time and commitment to St. Laurence's. If you wish to bring a partner, relative or friend we ask for a donation of £5 towards the cost. There is an attendance sheet for you to sign (please include any guest's name) on the Welcomer's desk in the church. Closing date is Wednesday 18 September. We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.

Skills Audit - The PCC is undertaking an audit of skills of everyone involved with St Laurence's. We hope that by identifying skills, individuals will be able to help us develop expanding our aims in the mission of the church. Forms will be available at the back of the church and we encourage you to complete one and return it to the churchwardens at No 2 College Street.

St Laurence's Monthly Prayer Group - The next meeting is on Thursday September 26 at 10.30 in church. All are welcome.

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.

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 date will be the 26th September.

The Week Ahead

Sun 15 Sep 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 16 Sep 2019
09:00 - 10:30 Church Cleaning
10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 17 Sep 2019
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 18 Sep 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 19 Sep 2019
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 20 Sep 2019
Tower lit in memory of Pilot Officer H.L. Whitbread
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
18:00 - 18:30 Burial of Ashes - Kathleen Mary Walker RIP (Juergen Bridstrup)

Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:00 - 12:00 Burial of Ashes - Mavis Edwards RIP (Ann Barge)
15:00 - 19:30 Anna Nicholson Set up
19:30 - 20:30 Anna Nicholson - Woman of the Year

Sun 22 Sep 2019
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist with Baptisms, Macie-Rae
Kathleen Bastyan & Spencer Ford Fisher
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins
12:30 - 15:00 Volunteers Hog Roast