The Ludlow Palmers raise money for the Conservation Trust for St Laurence, Ludlow; Charity Number 1114678


2018 is the Ludlow Palmers' Year of Pilgrimage. Palmers (a mediaeval term for pilgrims) and pilgrimage were an important part of mediaeval life, but they also strike a responsive chord in our modern, ever-changing world. The Year of Pilgrimage starts with a series of lectures focusing on modern pilgrims and pilgrimage as seen through art, music, well-being, and sacred spaces and sacred places. In May 2018, St Laurence hosts an original art exhibition featuring local and regional places of pilgrimage.

Mediaeval pilgimage
Mediaeval Pilgrimage
The Year of Pilgrimage culminates on the Bank Holiday Monday, 28 May 2018. The Ludlow Palmers have planned special events suitable for all ages and abilities and interests: (1) a 30-mile cycle ride from Ludlow to Hereford; (2) a 6-mile walk from Marden to Hereford Cathedral's shrine of St Thomas de Cantilupe; (3) a visit to a special Herefordshire garden, followed by a private tour of Hereford Cathedral's award-winning gardens; or (4) an afternoon following a 'saints and sinners' trail at the Cathedral.

All 'Pilgrims' — young and old — will receive a medal to mark their own 'pilgrimage' journey. And, all Pilgrims will be invited to enjoy a cream tea in the cathedral's gardens, and/or attend a special 'Pilgrims' Evensong sung by St Laurence's choir. Click HERE to read more about each of these 'pilgrimage' events.

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News and events

Thursday 15 February 2018
2:30pm — 4:30pm
Ludlow Methodist Church
Broad Street

Lights, Camera, Action

Carl Walker, Wild Edric Media

Part of the Palmers's Talk and Tea series

Monday 19 February 2018
7:30pm — 8:45pm
St Laurence

The Road to Healing
and Wellbeing

Dr Margaret Whipp
Oxford University Hospitals

Part of the Ludlow Palmers 'Pilgrims and Pilgrimage' 2018 Lecture Series

Details of these and other events HERE

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✸ We have produced 4 short videos about the history of the Ludlow Palmers. You can see them HERE
We now have packs of 12 of our lovely Palmer's notelets on sale at £5.

Details HERE