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 Jeff Short, 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 celebrated our 200th birthday last  year.

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

September 3rd Rev Ian Coates (Welcome Service)

September 10th Rev Mike Chadwick

September 17th Mr Peter Moss

September 24th Mr Stephen Davies

October 1st Rev Ian Coates (Harvest Festival)

October 8th Rev Arthur Wakelin

October 15th Rev Ian Coates (Holy Communion)

October 22nd Mr Nimilote Rokototo

October 29th Mrs Tess Butlin

November 5th Rev Ian Coates (Welcome Service)

November 12th Mr Lee Thomas (Remembrance Service)

November 19th Mr Robert Williams

November 26th Mr David Swann

December 3rd Mr Stephen Davies (Welcome Service)

December 10th Mr Robert Williams

December 17th Rev Ian Coates (Carol Service)

*December 24th Rev Ian Coates (Holy Communion)* 7:30pm

December 31st  New years Eve Service

 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 gives us time to welcome visitors with a drink, catch up with other members of the church and enjoy a shorter service aimed for all

Special Events this year

Special Events coming up this 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


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