Worship and Music

The praise and worship of God is the first duty, and the joy, of every Christian, and so the life blood of a Christian community. This opus dei, the work of God, has been done here faithfully for more than eight centuries. Today we fulfil that sacred trust through our pattern of daily services. In their range and variety we celebrate the richness of the Anglican liturgical and choral tradition.

'Worship is for the whole people of God, who are fellow pilgrims on a journey of faith, and those who attend services are all at different stages of that journey. Indeed, worship is itself a pilgrimage - a journey into the heart of the love of God.'

the Preface to Common Worship

We invite you to join us on the journey.

For two thousand years music has enriched the worship of the Christian church. There has been a tradition of choral singing here at St Laurence's since the late 15th century. We are proud to continue to promote and encourage music as part of our worship here.

Psalm 104 vv 33

I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live:
I will praise my God while I have my being.

Usual Services »

Our regular service times, special services and Choral Evensong.

The Parish Choir »

Our musical programme includes the choir and choral and organist workshops. Its main focus is the choir, made up of junior and adult choristers. It provides choral music for Communion, as well as for Choral Matins and Choral Evensong.

18th Centry photo of organ

Organ »

St Laurence's Organ is a fine instrument. As a result of much care over the years, the instrument is in fine condition, and is used every Sunday for services and for a wide range of musical events in the church.

HandBells »

Ludlow Handbell Ringers Group meets every week and welcome anyone who has rung or is interested in learning to ring handbells


Bells »

St Laurence's possesses one of the finest rings of 10 in the country. We have an active band of bellringers who meet regularly and welcome new ringers of all abilities.

Music at services »

Keep up to date with the lastest music list


The actual programme of services next Sunday