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!