Ludlow Civic Events

Throughout the year Ludlow Town Council holds many Civic and Mayoral events in the town to celebrate or commenmorate important days of the year, to raise funds for the Mayor's Charity or to provide community events for the people of the town and surrounding areas.

These include the Annual Town Meeting, Annual General Council Meeting, Mayor Making Ceremony, Mayor's Sunday Church Service, Kid's Corner Fun Day, Remembrance Sunday, Christmas Lights Switch On and Santas Grotto.

 Mayor Making

The Mayor Making Ceremony is held annually in May, To introduce the swear in the new Mayor and appoint people into civic and ceremonial postitions such as the Sergent in Arms and Chaplain.

It also gives the outgoing Mayor an opportunity to thank Councillors and staff, and to present a cheque to his chosen Mayoral Charity. 



standing at a lectern a cllr in full robes adresses a packed church

At Mayor making the new Mayor also elects his chosen charity for the year in this case 'South Shropshire Youth Forum' who aim to meet young people in the areas diverse needsthrough creating individual and group opportunitiesfor participation, education and celebration.


Youth forum depicted in large font



Mayor's Sunday

This annual event is held at the beginning of the Mayoral year to introduce the new Mayor to the constituents and for Councillors to swear their allegiance to the leadership of the Mayor.Held in St Laurence's Church the event is quite something to behold.



two mace bearers stand in the doorway to St Lawrences in ceremonial dress

a full church sings


Press the links below to see some previous ceremonies 




Remembrance Sunday








Please press the links below for previoius years services






Mayfair and Mayfair Sunday Service





Ludlows Mayfair has been running since  and has a Royal Charter to operate within the town of Ludlow. There is also a Mayfair sunday service held on the Dodgems by St Laurences Church in which the congregation sits in the dodgem cars themselves.







1989 marked the 300th anniversary of the formation of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. First Raised in Ludlow Castle in  1689 the 23rd Foot was given Freedom of the town to mark this occasion lead by the Goat Major.


On the 24th of May 2012 the Olympic torch relay passed through Ludlow on the way to the London Games. Over 20,000 people ligned the streets of Ludlow to watch the potentially once in a life time spectacle. Bunting and Banners where set up with music playing in the Bullring at the top of Corve Street.