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 Jeff Short, 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 celebrated our 200th birthday last  year.

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.

Our upcoming services are below

July 2nd Mrs Hilary Hands (Welcome service)

July 9th Mr Peter Moss

July 16th Mr Glenn Parkes (Holy Communion)

July 23rd Rev Wyn Reynolds

July 30th Mr Darren Holmes

August 6th Mrs Maureen Shaw (Welcome service)

August 13th Rev Ian Coates (Holy Communion)

August 20th Rev Phil Barber

Auguust 27th United service at Blythe Bridge

 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 gives us time to welcome visitors with a drink, catch up with other members of the church and enjoy a shorter service aimed for all

Special Events this year

Special Events coming up this year

26th March – Mothering Sunday celebrated by Mrs Maureen Shaw 

 1st  April – Gift day including buffet tea followed by an evening quiz starting at 5pm

7th May - Bluebell walk meeting at Crossways Cottage at 3pm

8th July – Our Annual Garden Party

3rd September – Our Annual Sausage Sizzle (3pm)       

50 Hilderstone Road   ST3 7NY

1st October – Harvest celebrated by Rev Ian Coates


Below is a picture of the President and Vice-President of the conference and the chairman of the district being welcomed into the church.

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