Monthly Archives: August 2016

Celia McKeon’s peace lecture


Rethinking security in a violent world

Does security mean defence:  drones, tanks and barbed-wire fences? Or can it mean building relationships, confronting inequalities and recognising each other’s humanity?

The Olivier Memorial Peace Lecture 2016 was given by Celia McKeon on Wednesday 16 November in Ludlow Assembly Rooms. Celia McKeon has worked internationally as Director of Policy at Conciliation Resources. She was the Quaker representative in former Yugoslavia, and now leads on the Peace & Security and Northern Ireland programmes for the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. mckeon

After the lecture there were questions and discussion.





Ride and Stride event in Ludlow, 10 September 2016

We are opening the Meeting House for Ride and Stride 2016.  We offer a warm welcome, simple refreshments, and a chance for walkers and cyclists to take a breather before moving on. We will open up at 10.00 and be there until about 6.00.

This is a fund-raising event in aid of Shropshire Historic Churches Trust and local churches, supported by about 200 churches in the county. Visitors to the Ludlow Food Festival that day are also welcome to drop in to rest their weary feet.

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Planet-Friendly recipe book from Ludlow Meeting

photo of recipe bookThe Ludlow Meeting Sustainability Committee has produced a small recipe book to tempt people to try new dishes which aim to reduce our impact on our planet. Thanks go to all those who shared their special recipes with us for this book.
There is also a table which gives a rough estimate of the CO2 impact of foods and a short section on tips to reduce our impact even more with cooking methods.
We are asking for donations, but would suggest that £2 a copy would cover the printing costs. Contact Barbara by email on to get a copy.