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 is being 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 will be served in the adjoining room

Our upcoming services are below

July 8th Local Arangement

July 15th Rev Ian Coates (Holy Communion)

July 22nd Mr Lee Thomas

July 29th Mrs S Howie

August 5th Rev Ian Coates (Welcome Service)

August 12th Mr Norman Prophett

August 19th Rev Ian Coates (Holy Communion)

August 26th United Service at Broadway

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.


This years events  

We have recently had a gift day/ quiz evening, I 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.

Our next social event is the sausage sizzle, taking place early September.


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