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.

Our upcoming services are below


11th Mr Norman Prophett

18th Mrs Janeth Johnson

25th Rev Ian Coates (Holy Communion)


4th Rev Ian Coates (Welcome Service)

11th Mrs Janeth Johnson

18th Mrs Tess Butlin

25th Rev Stuart Hickerman (Palm Sunday)


1st Mr Stephen Davies and Rev Ian Coates (Easter Sunday and Holy Communion)

8th Mr Jim Halliday

15th Mr Stephen Davies

22nd Mrs Hilary Hands

29th Mr Harry Bowyer


6th Rev Ian Coates (Welcome Service)

13th Mr Darren Holmes

20th Rev Ian Coates (Pentecost Sunday)

27th Local Arangement (Trinity Sunday

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.

Special Events  from last 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

This years events are coming soon, watch this space!


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