Resource Centre at Ludlow
The Resource Centre offers books, DVDs, CDs, posters, artefacts, Godly Play and more items on all aspects of Christianity and the world's major faiths on free loan to anyone who lives or works in the Diocese of Hereford and surrounding areas.
For general information and help, please contact the Local Ministry Officer, John Daniels.
Opening times, borrowing books and working in the library
The centre is situated at the Ludlow Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, SY8 1RZ.
The Ludlow Mascall Centre is open Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and access to the library on a self-service basis is available during these times. Simply enter borrowings and returns in the registers by the door, and leave returned items on the shelves by the door. Returned items will be dealt with in due course by our volunteer team.
Please note that, because of the the current need to limit numbers in the library at any given time, should you wish to spend time working in the library you will need to book a slot in advance via the following link:
Library users parking in the LMC car park will now need to:
The Resource Centre holds learning materials on a host of topics to meet a wide variety of needs from churches, schools, children and youth groups, individual church goers and members of the public.
The Resource Centre has a comprehensive catalogue of 7,500 resources on:
- all aspects of Christianity and the world's major religions
- worship and prayer
- religious education and collective worship
- all aspects of parish-based children's and youth work
- theology, church history, social and pastoral issues
- spiritual and moral development
- Godly Play, DVDs, CDs and posters, courses, artefacts and more.
The centre is a member of the Federation of RE Centres
Schools & Colleges
Our loan service is available to all schools, both church and community. Resources cover key stages for RE, PHSE & citizenship, collective worship, spiritual development and child bereavement. Artefacts boxes linked to the world's major faiths are available on termly loan. Teachers are welcome to visit the centre to browse and borrow. We are open all year, including school holidays.
Children's & Youth Groups
Starting an after-school club, looking for fresh ideas for Sunday School, hoping to find something to challenge a 16+ group or short of ideas for a holiday club? We can help! We have a large collection of books of ideas for all aspects of working with children and young people. We can also provide large play equipment. Please contact Kathy Bland from the Intergenerational Team if you wish to access any of the large play equipment.
Members of the public
Our centre is not just for people who belong to a church or who have a Christian faith. It is also a specialist library on "faith matters" for the general public. These range from short books on the basics to in-depth studies. Those involved in academic study will find sections on Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Theology, Spirituality, Church History and many more.
We have resources to help you plan or prepare for:
- wedding or funeral, baptism, parenting,
- mission, evangelism and discipleship courses
- general spiritual/personal development
- theological reflection and ministerial development
- fresh creative resources and ideas for working with children, young people and adults including Godly Play boxes
The centre is also used by the Cuddesdon: Gloucester & Hereford (CGH) ministerial training course. CGH trains men and women for ordination as priests and deacons and for Reader ministry, including pioneer ministry. The course also welcomes independent students.
These collections are particularly designed to promote the understanding of the significance of religious artefacts in worship, ceremony, rites of passage and family life. These quality artefacts are delivered in strong storage boxes and are supported by information books about that faith for teachers and children. The artefacts boxes are for loan for a half-term period. It is advisable to book these to avoid disappointment. They can be delivered but a charge will be made depending on the distance or you can pick them up at the Resource Centre.
The following boxes are available:-