About Life & Learning

Life & Learning @ Ludlow is the name of our adult learning programme which seeks to broaden understanding and initiate debate on theology, social issues and the arts.

The programme offers a range of opportunities for study and learning. It is intended to stimulate the interest of people of faith who want to reflect deeply on how their faith impacts on their engagement with the world around them, and also appeal to those with no strong faith commitment who are interested in exploring the Christian perspective on contemporary issues.

Developed by the Parish Church of St Laurence, Ludlow, (a member of Churches Together Around Ludlow) the events are open to all people from the town and beyond, regardless of religious affiliation.

Highlights of the 2019/20 programme

The 2019/20 programme comprised:

• a study day exploring the gospel of St John entitled ‘Unravelling (the enigma of) John's Gospel' led by the Revd Dr Neil Richardson
• a lecture entitled ‘How can we keep on hoping?' given by Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP
• a lecture entitled ‘The Four Last Things: What happens when we die?'' given by the Revd Canon Anna Matthews
• a lecture entitled ‘Why be Poetic?'' given by the Revd Canon Mark Oakley
• a lecture entitled ‘Enjoying God: Reclaiming the Puritans' given by the Revd Dr Chris Moore
• a series of four lectures entitled ‘A Christian response to Climate Change' given by the Revd Canon Dr Maureen Palmer

To register for the 2020/21 programme

The next programme will begin in October 2020 and will include contributions by, amongst others:

• The Rt Revd Richard Jackson, Bishop of Hereford
• The Very Revd Dr Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans
• The Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Oxford
• The Revd Canon Chris Pullin, Canon Chancellor of Hereford Cathedral
• The Revd Dr Neil Richardson, Past President of the Methodist Conference

To receive a copy of the 2020/21 programme once it has been finalised, please get in touch with the enquiry point below.


Life & Learning @ Ludlow                         
2 College Street
Shropshire SY8 1AN

Tel: 01584 872073