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


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