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 2018/19 programme

The 2018/19 programme comprised:

• the Jeffry Wilcox Memorial Lecture entitled ‘Priest at a crossroads' given by the Very Revd Andrew Nunn. (To downloaded or read on line click here.)
• a study day exploring the gospel of St Luke entitled ‘The Gospel Which Turned the World Upside Down' led by the Revd Dr Neil Richardson
• a talk on eastern orthodoxy entitled ‘Becoming gods - Salvation in Eastern Orthodoxy' given by the Revd Dr Chris Moore
• a lecture entitled ‘Parables: Pointed, Provocative and Prophetic Lessons for a Learning Church' given by the Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy
• a talk entitled ‘Healthcare Chaplaincy - What's the point?' given by the Revd Grant Holmes
• a lecture entitled ‘Finding Words for Worship' given by the Revd Canon Chris Walsh
• a lecture entitled ‘Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge' given by the Revd Prof Andrew Gosler
• a lecture entitled ‘Remembering the Covenant: Christians and Jews Today' given by the Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave
• a retreat to the Isle of Iona led by the Revd Canon Chris Pullin

To register for the 2019/20 programme

The next programme will begin in October 2019 and will include contributions by:

• The Revd Dr Neil Richardson, Past President of the Methodist Conference
• Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP, Roman Catholic Priest and Dominican Friar
• The Revd Canon Anna Matthews, Vicar of St Bene't's, Cambridge
• The Revd Canon Mark Oakley, Dean of St John's College, Cambridge
• The Revd Dr Chris Moore, Rector of Fownhope
• The Revd Canon Dr Maureen Palmer, past Sub Dean at Guildford Cathedral
• The Revd Gareth Powell, Secretary of the Methodist Conference

To receive a copy of the 2019/20 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