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


Members of the medieval Ludlow Palmers Guild paid an annual membership fee (equivalent to £220 in today's money) to help members “reduced to poverty by theft, fire, shipwreck or other mishap or wrongfully imprisoned anywhere in England, to provide assistance during temporary sickness or incurable disease or as a dowry for sisters of the Guild on their marriage or entry into religion”.

For nearly 300 years, until the Guild's suppression by Edward VI, the Ludlow Palmers provided St Laurence Church with financial resources to maintain and enhance the building, as well as enrich Ludlow town life through music and education. The magnificent building, beautiful ceilings, rare medieval stained-glass windows, and historic misericords are a few of the Ludlow Palmers Guild's legacies to Ludlow and the nation.

Founded in 2006, today's Conservation Trust for St Laurence and its fund-raising arm — the Ludlow Palmers — support the repair and conservation of St Laurence's fabric and historical treasures. Membership in the modern Ludlow Palmers is based on positions assigned to medieval Guild members: Palmers, Stewards and Wardens. In addition, modern Ludlow Palmers may join the Guild Circle.

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  • Join us HERE and become a Ludlow Palmer

  • St Laurence's, its history and treasures HERE
  • Our conservation work HERE
  • Our activities and events HERE
  • Our Trustees HERE

Please consider becoming a Ludlow Palmer. Information about this is available on our “contribute” page HERE.

You can make a single donation to Ludlow Palmers:

Or, better still, make a Gift Aid donation

The Ludlow Palmers are now registered with JustGiving. Raise funds for Ludlow Palmers (or donate) using Just Giving HERE.

News and events

Thursday 21 February 2019
2:30pm — 4:30pm
Ludlow Methodist Church
Broad Street

Misericords — A Woodworker's Perspective

In 2017 Andy Pearson made a new misericord for St Laurence Church.

But earlier in his career, following the fire at Windsor Castle in 1991, he was one of the craftsmen who carried out the restoration of the woodwork in the Lantern Lobby and in the Crimson Drawing room of the Castle.

He originally specialised in 3‑Dimensional Design, training at Wolverhampton School of Art, but in recent years has made a number of Misericords including those featuring local worthies – at the Sun Inn and the butcher - in Leintwardine. In addition he now teaches at Moor Park School.

Part of the Palmers' Talk and Tea series. Tickets (limited seating): £5 on door (tea and cake included).

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
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