Welcome to Ludlow Methodist Church
We rejoice that services will resume in church with Holy Communion this Easter Sunday at 10.30. The normal COVID rules apply: face masks should be worn (unless medically exempt), social distancing must be maintained and singing isn't allowed, except for a small group leading. The service can be followed online on Zoom. To join the service, please use the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83675471538 or dial the number 0203 481 5237 and enter the ID – 836 7547 1538. If you would like us to pray for anyone, please email or phone the Minister before the service. Those online are invited to stay for informal and uplifting conversation after the service (this can be done whether you’re using the phone or internet)
On Maundy Thursday (1st April) at 7pm there will be an evening service, sharing bread and juice on Zoom. Please use the normal Zoom details (above).
On Good Friday we join a special Circuit Service led by Rev Shalome McNeill-Cooper at 3pm – expect to hear some familiar Ludlow voices reading! The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/963047616
Wesley's Cafe is unfortunately currently closed.
Our partners Hands Together Ludlow can offer practical help and befriending. Visit their website at http://www.handstogetherludlow.org.uk
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 (Click here for location and contact information’) 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. We are particularly proud of the partnership agreement that we have with the charity Hands Together LUDLOW, which has its office based in the church. 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.
Having achieved our bronze Eco Church award we plan to work towards silver, and to hold regular meetings for those interested in environment matters and care of creation.
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.