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
September 3rd Rev Ian Coates (Welcome Service)
September 10th Rev Mike Chadwick
September 17th Mr Peter Moss
September 24th Mr Stephen Davies
October 1st Rev Ian Coates (Harvest Festival)
October 8th Rev Arthur Wakelin
October 15th Rev Ian Coates (Holy Communion)
October 22nd Mr Nimilote Rokototo
October 29th Mrs Tess Butlin
November 5th Rev Ian Coates (Welcome Service)
November 12th Mr Lee Thomas (Remembrance Service)
November 19th Mr Robert Williams
November 26th Mr David Swann
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.