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

September 23rd  Mr Glenn Parkes

September 30th  Mrs Chris Willits

October 7th  Rev Ian Coates  (Harvest)

October 14th  Rev Ian Coates  (Holy Communion)

October 21st  Mr Barry Catlow

October 28th  Mr David Swann

November 4th  Rev Ian Coates  (Welcome Service)

November 11th  Rev Stuart Hickerman  (Holy Communion)

November 18th  Mrs Hilary Hands

November 25th  Mr David Swann

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

Church members  are reminded that the church council meeting  will take place  in the church hall  on Monday  8th October at 7pm

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