Services in the building will be ending shortly. Recent events mean that the future of public worship in the Lightwood area is greatly reduced.

The statement on behalf of the church is published below

Past Events are below, please check them out

Pictures of past 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 at the moment.

The Minister in Charge of the Circuit is Rev Linda Catlow, the Minister responsible for Lightwood from September is the Rev Pam Roberts. She 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 has supported many charities, Money and gifts collected have helped support people in this country and abroad.

 It still has an active bible study group, enjoyed many social events including garden parties, bluebell walks, sausage sizzles to name a few

We celebrated our 200th birthday in 2016, as you can imagine, caring for a building that is over 200years is very expensive, the restrictions due to Covid have had a dramatic effect on fundraising and membership.

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 and all are welcome:

July 3rd Roko (Welcome)
July 10th Miss A Bamford
July 17th Rev Pam Roberts (Holy Communion)
July 24th Mrs H Hands
July 31st Mr Stephen Davies

August 7th Mr Norman Prophett
August 14th Mrs Sue Howie
August 21st Rev Pam Roberts (Holy Communion)
August 28th Mr Stephen Davies

Services are usually held at 10:30 on a Sunday Morning any variations will 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, something to look forward to when we can meet in person.

 Past Events
Thank you for your support with our events over the past  years, we were hoping to hold further events in the future but this is not now possible
Our past fund raising events include:

Bluebell  walk - Garden Party  -  Sausage sizzle - Gift Day and Quiz      

The nearest Methodist Churches are , Longton Central Hall, Broadway (Meir)  and Blythe Bridge


Below you can see a few pictures of the Bluebell Walk, we enjoyed some of the finest weather the day had to offer.

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

Here are a couple of pictures taken by our property steward showing the Church and our meeting room next door