The Jeffry Wilcox Memorial Lecture "Priest at the crossroads" can be downloaded or read on line. To do so click here.

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 November 2018 - April 2019 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 2018/19 programme begins on Tuesday 6 November 2018 with the ‘Jeffry Wilcox Memorial Lecture' to be given by the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark. His title for the lecture is ‘Priest at a crossroads'.

This is followed on Thursday 15 November 2018 with a study day exploring the gospel of St Luke entitled ‘The Gospel Which Turned the World Upside Down' to be led by the Revd Dr Neil Richardson, a former President of the Methodist Conference of Great Britain.

The final lecture of 2018 takes place on Thursday 29 November 2018 with a talk on eastern orthodoxy entitled ‘Becoming gods - Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy' to be given by the Revd Dr Chris Moore, Rector of Fownhope and a Trustee of the Fellowship of St Alban and St Sergius.

The first lecture of the New Year is on Thursday 10 January 2019 and given by the Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Oxford. It is entitled ‘Parables: Pointed, Provocative and Prophetic Lessons for a Learning Church'.

This is followed on Thursday 24 January 2019 with a lecture entitled ‘Healthcare Chaplaincy - What's the point?' to be given by the Revd Grant Holmes, lately lead NHS Chaplain.

On 28 February 2019, there is a lecture entitled ‘Finding Words for Worship' to be given by the Revd Canon Chris Walsh, the Parish Priest at the Catholic Parish of St Peter, Ludlow.

Then on Thursday 14 March 2019 a lecture entitled ‘Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge' is to be given by the Revd Prof Andrew Gosler, Associate Professor in Applied Ethnobiology and Conservation, University of Oxford.

The final lecture of the 2018/19 programme entitled ‘Remembering the Covenant: Christians and Jews Today' is to be given by the Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Lichfield, and takes place on Thursday 21 March 2019.

The programme ends on 6 to 11 April 2019 with a retreat at Bishop's House on the Isle of Iona led by the Revd Canon Chris Pullin, Canon Chancellor at Hereford Cathedral.


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


Tel: 01584 872073