Life & Learning is the name of an 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.

Arranged 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.

The programme for October 2016 - April 2017 is available:

• To download the detailed programme of events and booking form click here

• To download the booking form only click here

• To download an A4 poster about the programme click here

Programme highlights

The programme begins on Saturday 22 October 2016 with a study day entitled the ‘The Gospel of St Matthew: Israel, Rome and the Reign of Heaven' led by the Revd Dr Chris Moore.

This is followed on Thursdays 3, 10, 24 November and 1 December 2016 when over four sessions the Revd Canon Chris Pullin will introduce what has been described as the greatest Christian allegory ever written - ‘Dante's Divine Comedy'.

The first lecture of the New Year will be on Thursday 19 January 2017 when the Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy will speak on the topic ‘Restoration, Retrieval and Renewal: Recovering Healing Ministry in the Church'.

A series of four talks on the theme ‘Women in the Early Church' will be given by the Revd Canon Dr Maureen Palmer on Thursdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 February 2017.

The 2016/17 programme ends with a series of lectures given by the Revd Dr Neil Richardson on Thursdays 16, 23, 30 March and 6 April 2017 entitled ‘Social Justice and the Bible'


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


Tel: 01584 872073