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 2016/17 programme

The 2016/17 programme comprised:

• a study day on the topic ‘The Gospel of St Matthew: Israel, Rome and the Reign of Heaven' led by the Dr Chris Moore in November 2016
• a four-part exploration of ‘Dante's Divine Comedy' led by the Revd Canon Chris Pullin in November/December 2016
• a lecture entitled ‘Restoration, Retrieval and Renewal: Recovering Healing Ministry in the Church' given by the Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy in January 2018
• a series of four talks entitled ‘Women in the Early Church' given by the Revd Dr Maureen Palmer in February 2017
• a series of four lectures on the theme ‘Social Justice and the Bible' given by the Revd Dr Neil Richardson

To register for the 2017/18 programme

Planning for the next programme, which will begin in October 2017, is well in hand and will include contributions by:

•       The Rt Revd Dr John Saxbee, retired Bishop of Lincoln and before that Bishop of Ludlow
•       The Revd Iain Lane, Tutor in Christian Doctrine and the Visual Arts, St Albans Cathedral
•       The Revd Canon Jonathan Boardman, Chaplain at All Saints Anglican Church, Rome
•       The Revd Dr Chris Moore, Rector of Fownhope and Rural Dean of Hereford
•       The Revd Dr Daniel Inman, Diocesan Director of Ordinands, Chichester
•       The Revd Dr Dennis Stamps, previously Dean and Principal of the Queen's Foundation and now Rector of Harpenden
•       The Very Revd Michael Tavinor, Dean of Hereford

To receive a copy of the 2017/18 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