This Week's Notices

Week beginning 23 September 2018

Monthly Prayer group is this week (Thursday 27th) at 10.30am.

Harvest Traidcraft Stall, 3 -17th October at St Laurence Church beside the shop. There will be a range of products, food, gifts, household products and more. Orders can be placed if you live locally - details at the stall. An exhibition to celebrate Ludlow being a Fairtrade Town for 15 years will be in the vicinity of the stall. Do come along to enjoy, celebrate and buy!! Penny Outward Concern Group, Traidcraft Fairtrader, Ludlow Fairtrade Town Group pabridstrup@btinternet.com, 07747034798.

JS Bach - A Celebration - For the first time, the Arcadia Music Festival is holding a concert at St Laurence's. On Saturday, 6th October, at 7:30pm, the world-renown pianist Joanna MacGregor plays Bach's ‘The Goldberg Variations'. Other works on the programme include music by Eleanor Alberga and Bach's Chaconne for solo violin. Tickets are available from the Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Tel: 01584 878141, or on the door.

Flowers Dedication - in memory of Shirley Anne Lloyd-Kitchen, 23/7/1941 - 23/9/2013.

Barry Forrester is to be a lay canon at Hereford Cathedral. He will be collated by Bishop Mike Bourke and installed by the Dean at Choral Evensong on Sunday 23rd September at 3.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Coffee morning - on Friday 19th October, 10-12 at Clifton Court in aid of Mother's Union, ‘Away from it all' holidays for families in need. Donations and Raffle.

Kerala floods - Kerala floods. Another big thank you for your contributions last Sunday, these amounted to £57. The donations from all the churches ensured that we have been able to send £1214.00 to Christian Aid. Late donations welcome, many thanks to you all. Claire

Thank you - to those volunteers who came forward to man the welcome desk and shop during August. We are now requesting volunteers for September into October. Please sign up on the schedule on the board by the font, thank you.

Dementia Support Drop in - 2nd Monday of every month from 10.00 - 1.00pm at Ludlow Library, 7/9 Parkway, Ludlow SY8 2PG. 8th October 2018, 12th November 2018, 10th December 2018. 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.

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. Got a project you need to finish, or in need of some support? Join a group of likeminded people for an afternoon of fun. Dates for this month are September 13th and 27th.

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 2

The Week Ahead



Sat 22 Sep 2018
09:30 - 12:00 Organ rehearsal⁄preparation
13:00 - 13:45 Organ recital
14:15 - 15:30 Church Tour

Sun 23 Sep 2018
Light the Tower - All day Shirley Lloyd kitchen
08:00 - 08:45 Holy ¢ommunion
09:30 - 10:45 parish Eucharist
11:30 - 12:30 Choral Matins

24 Sep 2018
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer
10:00 - 11:00 Organ Practice
15:00 - 16:00 Church Tea (with or without Rector)
16:30 - 17:00 Evening Prayer
19:30 - 21:00 Bells Practice

Tue 25 Sep 2018
09:00 - 18:00 Piano Voicing
17:30 - 18:30 Handbells

Wed 26 Sep 2018
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer
16:30 - 17:00 Evening Prayer

Thu 27 Sep 2018
10:30 - 11:00 Monthly Intercessions Prayer Group
13:15 - 15:15 Knitting Group
17:00 - 20:30 Choir Practice

Fri 28 Sep 2018
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Prayer
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 29 Sep 2018
09:30 - 10:15 Visiting Band
14:15 - 15:30 Church Tour

Sun 30 Sep 2018
08:00 - 08:45 Holy Communion
09:30 - 10:45 Parish Eucharist

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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