Pictures of recent events are at the bottom of the page
Lightwood Methodist Church is part of the Stoke-on-Trent South Circuit (11/20) also known as South Stoke.
The Minister in Charge of the Circuit is Rev Linda Catlow, the Minister responsible for Lightwood is the Rev Ian Coates. He may be contacted on the phone number at the foot of the page.
The Church is the oldest Methodist Church in the Area. It comprises of the main Worship area, a vestry and a meeting room suitable for weekly and more special occasions (opposite you see it laid out for a more traditional Wedding breakfast) It may be the first picture below if viewed on a phone or mobile device
The Church supports many circuit charities, has an active bible study group, enjoys many social events including garden parties, bluebell walks, sausage sizzles to name a few
We have recently celebrated our 200th birthday and are still going strong.
We have had some really good services and events, we have met some interesting people.
We would welcome any stories pictures or other information you may have that we can look to the past for inspiration, to help bring the story of Lightwood Chapel alive for all visitors.
A funeral service was held on Friday 20th July at 10am for Mr Ken Hallam. Ken was a member here many years ago. He married his wife Rita here and it is only fitting that his funeral takes place here as well. Refreshments were served in the adjoining room
Our upcoming services are below
November 25th Mr David Swann
December 2nd Mr Glenn Parkes (Welcome Service)
December 9th Miss Alexandra Bamford
December 16th Rev Ian Coates (Carol Service)
December 23rd Mr Stephen Davies
December 24th Rev Ian Coates (Holy Communion) **7:30 start
December 30th Local Arrangement
January 6th Mrs Tess Butlin (Welcome Service)
January 13th Rev Ian Coates (Covenant service)
January 20th Mrs Hilary Hands
January 27th Mr Barry Catlow
February 3rd Rev Ian Coates (Welcome Service)
February 10th Rev Stuart Hickerman
February 17th Mr Norman Prophett
February 24th Rev Ian Coates (Holy Communion)
Services are usually held at 10:30 on a Sunday Morning any variations have been underlined
A welcome service is held on the first Sunday of every month, it is usually a shorter service giving us time to welcome visitors with a drink, catch up with other members of the church and enjoy a service aimed for all.
Our last major social event was "The Sausage Sizzle"
Thanks to all who arranged it, helped and donated
This years events have included
A gift day/ quiz evening, Super food, great quiz, We hope you are looking forward to next year!
We had our annual garden party on the 7th July, another lovely warm day with plenty going on. Everyone who attended really enjoyed the event