Ludlow Palmers
helping to conserve the fabric and treasures of St Laurence's
Conserving St Laurence's

A Tour of St Laurence's

St Laurence's has aptly been called ‘the Cathedral of the Marches.’ It is the largest parish church in Shropshire and the twelfth largest in England.

Discover this magnificent building and its history, with our guided tour. more...


About us

Ludlow Palmers is the short name for The Conservation Trust for St Laurence, Ludlow, which is a registered charity, No. 1114678.

Find out about who we are and what we do. more...

To find out about St Laurence's as a place of worship and community visit
St Laurence, Ludlow


St Laurence's is open to visit 10:00am to 5:00pm
throughout the year. Read more

From time to time access may be limited because of services or other events.

Visitors are asked to contribute to church funds at the time of their visit. You may also wish to contribute specifically to the conservation of St Laurence's. See the donate panel below or more...

Thursday Talk

The Last Crusade? British Wartime Use of Crusading Rhetoric and Imagery, 1914-1945.

Thursday 20 January 2022

Ludlow Methodist Church

Mike Horswell

Why did British government propaganda, ministers in the Church of England, and members of the public mobilise the imagery of the medieval crusades in the First World War? What did they hope to gain through equating a modern struggle of machine guns, tanks and barbed wire with the supposed chivalry, cavalry charges and armoured knights of the Middle Ages? more...

No cake and tea: but please bring your own.

Talk and Tea Series

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The conservation of St Laurence's is possible only with the generous help of our friends and supporters with donations both large and small.

You can make a donation to the Palmers through * here:


Or you can * by Text / SMS:

  • To donate £1, text PALMERS to 70201
  • To donate £3, text PALMERS to 70331
  • To donate £5, text PALMERS to 70970
  • To donate £10, text PALMERS to 70191
  • Or you can contribute in other ways: donate with gift aid, leave us a legacy, become a Palmer. more...

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