Welcome to Ludlow Methodist Church
We rejoice that services have resumed in church at 10.30. Guidelines from the government and the Methodist Church have now been provided There is discretion on the part of each church as to how to proceed, but we must remain cautious. It is vital that those attending (and those required to attend) feel safe.
Accordingly, we request that face masks should be worn whilst indoors, unless exempt, singing is permitted, but only if wearing a face mask, people should maintain a respectful distance from others not from their household (eg at least one empty seat between individuals/groups), ventilation will be maximised as far as possible and we shall continue to keep contact details of those attending.
The service can also 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)
Coffee and Chat: Do join us on Wednesday mornings at 10.45 on Zoom using the Sunday service link (above). A reflection will be shared at around 11.15.
Midday Prayers: The Circuit continues to offer a shared prayer time, at the middle of each day (noon), for anyone who can use a telephone. The sessions are very brief (10 – 15 minutes) and are led by Circuit Ministers and Preachers. They can be joined by phoning 0333 0164 757 and entering the meeting number 62356592 followed by # and the password 8465 followed by #.
Wesley's: Unfortunately, because of staff shortages, Wesley's will be closed in August. We plan to reopen on Tuesday 31st August, 10.30-1.30, Monday to Saturday. We look forward to seeing you again then!
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.