Faith groups in Ludlow are committed to supporting fair trade.
Faith groups are key supporters of Fairtrade and thousands of churches across the UK are making the connection between trade and poverty. As well as committing to using Fairtrade products including tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits, faith groups organise hundreds of events throughout the year and include prayers and readings about Fairtrade in their worship.
Some faith groups in Ludlow have worked to have their support of Fairtrade officially recognised by achieving Fairtrade Church status.
St Laurence’s Church
2 College Street
St Laurence’s has a twice-monthly Fairtrade stall selling Traidcraft and other fair trade products to support producers in the developing world.
Ludlow Methodist Church
52 Broad Street
Wesley’s uses Fairtrade tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits. There is a permanent Fairtrade stall selling groceries and greetings cards. Orders are taken for seasonal goods for Christmas and Easter.
Quaker Meeting House, St Mary’s Lane
The Southern Marches Area Quakers are represented in the Ludlow Fairtrade Town Group. Quakers are committed to highlighting and challenging the injustices of the present economic system.