Next meeting: Why is Pope Francis special?

An informal talk by Father Christopher Walsh

For our April meeting, we will be joined by Father Christopher Walsh of Ludlow’s St Peter’s Catholic Church. Following Father Walsh’s talk about Pope Francis, there will be questions and discussion.

Tuesday 18th April 2023
7.30 p.m.

At the Ludlow Quaker Meeting House
St. Mary’s Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DZ

All are welcome

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Event Report: February 21st meeting with John Leaman – an Introduction to Humanist ceremonies

In this event report, our newsletter editor Frances Lloyd summarises John’s talk about his experiences as a humanist celebrant

John’s journey

John was brought up with a Baptist mother and was baptised when he was 16. His church was part of the ‘Jesus’ movement. When at Sheffield University he joined the Christian Union but lost his faith and became strongly not religious.

His career was in IT and management consultancy. When he retired, he thought what now? He was attracted to humanism and checked on the website that he was indeed a humanist. He felt he could use his skills of presentation and experience of meeting people to become a humanist celebrant and looked into the training.

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Next meeting: Music is the language of our silence

A talk by Igor Kennaway, local pianist, conductor and music teacher

How we, as listeners and performers, absorb, are affected, respond and process what we hear when performing or listening to music.

An illustrated talk by Igor Kennaway, a local pianist, conductor and music teacher. Igor is a graduate of Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music and was mentored by Ursula Vaughan Williams. Igor has conducted, played, and taught throughout Europe and Britain, both on stage and in many broadcast performances.

Tuesday 21st March, 2023
7.30 p.m.
At the Ludlow Quaker Friends Meeting House
St. Mary’s Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DZ

All are welcome

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Funeral for David Flory

We wanted to share funeral details for our dear friend David Flory, a long-time committee member of the Ludlow and Marches Humanists group.

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
2 p.m.
Westhope Green Burial Ground
near Craven Arms, SY7 9JP

The Humanist service will be conducted by Simon Nightingale from Shropshire Humanist Group.