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 celebrated our 200th birthday a few years ago and are still going strong. We welcome new members.

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.

We have had a request from our Superintendent Minister

As the BBC warns of "unimaginable" human suffering and a "staggering" death toll in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, AllWe Can and the Methodist Church of Great Britain have launched a joint appeal for those affected in The Bahamas.
Please give generously to this urgent Bahamas Hurricane Appeal -visit and click on the icon  now or type into you address bar

Our upcoming services are below and all are welcome:

December 1st   Miss Jo Powell  (Welcome service)
December 8th Mr Norman Prophett
December 15th Rev Ian Coates   (Carol Service)
December 22nd Local Arrangement

December 24th 7:30pm  Christmas Eve Communion

December 29th  United service at Broadway

January 5th  Local Arrangement (Welcome service)
January 12th  Mrs Hilary Hands
January 19th  Mrs Sue Howie
January 26th  Rev Ian Coates  (Covenant Service)

February 2nd Rev Ian Coates  (Welcome service)
February 9th Mr Lee Thomas
February 16th Mr Shaun Wall
February 23rd Mr Barry Catlow

Services are usually held at 10:30 on a Sunday Morning any variations will 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.

 Recent Events
Thank you for your support with these events

Gift Day and Quiz       Saturday 1st June 4pm

Garden Party              Saturday 15th June

Sausage sizzle            1st September 3pm


Below you can see a few pictures of the Bluebell Walk, we enjoyed some of the finest weather the day had to offer.

If you missed it this year, try and come next year

The picture above .shows the building presented well, the one below, we think is from the 2nd world war after the rails had been removed for the war effort.

As well as looking more presentable, you may notice that when the rails were replaced the steps were also moved along with the notice board

Here we have a couple of pictures from our recent harvest service. If you feel there is a space for you, come and visit us


Members of Lightwood Church showing their support for Children in Need as the riders of the 2017 Rickshaw Challenge go speeding past

Here are a couple of pictures taken by our property steward showing the Church and our meeting room next door