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The month of May might seem a long way off, but for Ludlow Palmers it is just around the corner. Palmers (a medieval term for pilgrims) and pilgrimage were an important part of medieval life, but they also strike a responsive chord in our modern, ever-changing world. To celebrate Ludlow's heritage and its links with the Ludlow Palmers, a number of ‘pilgrimage’ events are planned during May.

Hereford Cathedral pilgimage badge
Pilgrimage Badge
At the beginning of May, St Laurence's church will host a month-long original art exhibition featuring local and regional places of pilgrimage. Over the 26 — 28 May Bank Holiday weekend, there will be opportunities to join organised walks to Hereford Cathedral, and on May 28 the Ludlow Palmers have planned a 30-mile cycle ride through the Herefordshire country-side. One the same day, a garden tour as well as family-friendly activities at Hereford Cathedral are planned.

During the afternoon of 28 May, Hereford Cathedral will host a cream tea and a Pilgrims Evensong. Everyone participating in these weekend activities will receive a pilgrim's badge featuring Hereford's St Thomas de Cantilupe. Return transport by coach will be provided.

Click HERE to read more about each of these 'pilgrimage' events.

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News and events

Tuesday 11 April 2018
7:45pm — 9:00pm
St Laurence

The Singing Pilgrim

Music and Pilgrimage
through the Ages

Nicolas Jepson-Biddle
Precentor, Wells Cathedral

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

Saturday 21 April 2018
9:30am — 6:00pm
St Laurence, Ludlow &
Jackfield Tile Museum

The Ludlow Palmers' Symposium on English Tiles

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