Welcome to Ludlow Methodist Church
Regretfully, but in line with current Government guidelines and advice, Ludlow Methodist Church is currently not open for public worship.
The opening of the building for private prayer is actively under consideration, but will not be possible until we are sure that we can do so safely. Prayer space is currently available from our friends at St Laurence's - please visit here for details.
We are keeping in touch with those known to us with a newsletter and worship resources. Please contact us if you, or someone you know would like to receive the newsletter, or any additional help or support.
The Sunday Service is continuing at 6pm via Zoom. If you are unable to join the live service at that time, a recording of the service can be heard simply by dialling (01584) 701984 at any time. Last Sunday’s service was recorded and is now available to listen.
Please tune in to this week’s service by dialling the number 0203 481 5237 and giving the ID 836 7547 1538. After entering the ID, this is followed by the # key, and then when prompted for a participant ID, just press the # key again. After a short wait you will be admitted to the “meeting”.
Those joining online can click on the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83675471538
Our partners Hands Together Ludlow are linked with Pulling Together Ludlow who offer practical help and befriending. Visit their website here
For any additional information or further updates, please ring Ludlow Methodist Church office on 01584 879233.
Ludlow Methodist Church sits in the heart of Ludlow’s old town (link to ‘contact us: location’) and is a friendly and welcoming church. We aim to provide a place where people can learn about and meet God in welcoming, friendly and comfortable surroundings. With our fellow Christians in CTAL (Churches Together Around Ludlow) we aim to serve the community in all we do. The building dates from 1879 but has been thoroughly modernised in recent years. This includes Wesley’s Cafe at the front of the building, which is open for snacks and light lunches 6 days a week.
Our Minister, the Reverend Kim Stilwell came to Ludlow in 2015.
He has been a Methodist Minister since 2005. He is married to Stella and they have five children between 15 and 25 years old. He studied as an Electrical Engineer and worked at the BBC, going on to lecture in Broadcast Engineering. He became a Local Preacher in 1995, and felt a call to ministry in 2000. Together with Stella he enjoys walking, cycling and singing.
Link to: (About us: Minister’s letter)
Ludlow Methodist Church is in the South Area of the Shropshire and Marches Methodist Circuit and in April 2017 joined together with the congregations of Blackford and Caynham Chapels to form one church in three locations. Blackford and Caynham chapels have served outlying areas for many years but are now only open infrequently for Sunday worship. (Link to ‘Contact us: location’).
Ludlow is a thriving medieval market town with a lively community feel, busy with events and festivals throughout the year. The historic town centre is situated above the River Teme and is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.
Ludlow has a reputation for the quality of its food and drink with the local area providing an abundance of quality producers. Every September the town is filled with food lovers from all over the UK, and beyond for the Ludlow Food and Drink Festival.