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