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 2019 - March 2020 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 24 October with a study day led by the Revd Dr Neil Richardson, Past President of the Methodist Conference of Great Britain. The title is ‘Unravelling (the enigma of) John's Gospel'.

This is followed on 14 November with a lecture by Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP asking ‘How can we keep on hoping?' Fr Timothy was head of the Dominican Order for nearly a decade in the 1990s and early 2000s

For Advent, we welcome the Revd Canon Anna Matthews, Vicar of St Bene't's, Cambridge, who will be speaking about ‘The Four Last Things: What Happens When We Die?' on 21 November.

Cambridge is also the home of our first lecturer of the New Year. The Revd Canon Mark Oakley has been Dean of Chapel and Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge since 2018. His lecture ‘Why Be Poetic?' takes place on 9 January 2020.

On 30 January 2020 the Revd Dr Chris Moore speaks to the title ‘Enjoying God: Reclaiming the Puritans'.

Finally the Revd Canon Dr Maureen Palmer will be considering ‘A Christian response to Climate Change' over the course of four lectures on 20 & 27 February and 5 & 12 March 2020 .


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