This Week's Notices

Week beginning 20 January 2019

Christian Unity Service at St Peters. There will be a full combined Ecumenical service on Sunday 20th January at 3pm to mark the Christian Unity Week. This will be held at St Peter's Roman Catholic Church on Henley Road, Ludlow. The service will be led by the Rev Dain Pritchard, Pastor of Elim Church.

Lent 2019 - CTAL Alpha Course, Lent Groups, Lectures and Reflections. Please see the church notice board for detailed information on all Alpha Courses, Lent Groups and Lectures during Lent 2019.

Monthly Intercessions - are this week at 10.30am on Thursday 24th January.

Inclusive Church Forum Event - Friday 1st February at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. "Healing The Nation" An Evening with Andrew Adonis (Lord Adonis) in Hereford Cathedral (by kind permission of the Chapter of Hereford Cathedral). Co-author, with Will Hutton, of the book "Saving Britain", Andrew Adonis examines how areas suffering neglect and poverty in England and Wales voted strongly in 2016 for the UK to leave the EU, but makes that case that Brexit will not improve the quality of life for such communities. A new approach is required for healing of our national divisions, and the Church of England can play a leading role. All are welcome to attend; refreshments will be served from 7.00 pm. Space is limited: to book your seat please email 07976 411314
Note Change of Date!

The Life & Learning @ Ludlow programme continues on 24 January with a lecture by the Revd Grant Holmes entitled ‘Healthcare Chaplaincy - What's the point?' Until recently Fr Holmes was Lead Chaplain at Kingston Hospital, Surrey. His lecture will seek to present an understanding and experience of chaplaincy which can underpin its continued place in the NHS. Places should be booked in advance. Contact Barry Forrester on 01584 878872 or at

Coffee/Lunch with the Rector - If you would like to have coffee or lunch with Kelvin, please add your name and details on his availability sheet which will be left on the Welcomers Desk. Kelvin will then confirm the time with you, which will be between 12pm-2pm. The dates will run from January 21st till June 24th.

The Table - This monthly inter-church Family Service takes place on the second Sunday every month in the Elim building. All are welcome.

Lent lunch which we host is on Friday March 22nd from12 noon -1.30. Please make
a note in your diary now. Claire tel:877199

Rector's Chair Appeal, Thank you - We are well on our way to securing the chairs needed in the reordered nave; your generosity has now secured 170 new chairs. If you haven't yet donated, please do consider this important step forward in the life of our church. A flexible nave will allow us to welcome more and wider activities into our building, this will help to secure its future. Please remember every penny counts, donations great and small are very welcome. If you are unable to support a whole chair,
a part donation would be gratefully received. God bless, Kelvin.

Winter Fuel Allowance - Churches Together Around Ludlow have teamed up with the South Shropshire Furniture Scheme to provide a fuel poverty fund for those in need over the winter months. Grants of up to £20 are paid directly onto the person/family in need. You can donate to the fund by means of a cheque, payable to ‘Ludlow Baptist Church'. Donations can be left at Wesley's Café or in any of the Ludlow churches in an envelope addressed to ‘CTAL Fuel Poverty Fund'. For further information, contact Mike Beazley, 01584 873 570,

Use of Incense
- Incense will be used on Sunday 3rd February - Solemn Choral Evensong for Candlemas 3.30pm. Please note the change of time of this service. The service will not be followed by a supper as in previous years because of the work in the nave.

Dementia Support Drop in - 2nd Monday of every month from 10.00 - 1.00pm at Ludlow Library, 7/9 Parkway, Ludlow SY8 2PG. 14th January 2019. 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. Next dates are 31st January 2019 and 14th February 2019.

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. If anyone is willing to provide this help, or anyone requiring a lift, please contact Sue Thomas 01584874352 email

Celtic Prayer - 6pm 20th January. 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 Café
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 third Thursday of the month at The Pea Green Café, Ludlow Mascall Centre, Ludlow SY8 1RZ. The next meeting is on 21st February, 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 on or call on 01584 879035.

The Week Ahead

Sun 20 Jan 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
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 21 Jan 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
09:00 - 10:30 Church Cleaning
11:00 - 12:00 Langwasser Meeting - North Aisle
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 22 Jan 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site

Wed 23 Jan 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
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
17:00 - 18:00 Christian Unity 2019 Service

Thu 24 Jan 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
10:30 - 11:00 Monthly Intercessions Prayer Group
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 25 Jan 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
All day Light The Tower - John Mackenzie
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 26 Jan 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site

Sun 27 Jan 2019
All day Nave unavailable due to works on site
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins