Langley Methodist Church was established in 1826 (Our current church building dates from 1858) and is a member of the Macclesfield circuit of Methodist churches. The other churches in the circuit are Broken Cross, Gawsworth, Green Close, Macclesfield, Poynton, Prestbury and Walker Barn.
Macclesfield Methodist circuit is within the Manchester and Stockport district of Methodism, which stretches from Oldham in the north to Macclesfield and Knutsford in the south.
Our minister is the Rev. Dr. Graham Edwards, Telephone: 01625 426051
We bid you a warm welcome to any of our services at 10:30am and on a occasional basis at 6:30pm* on Sundays. The church has extensive facilities including a Creche and Sunday school for younger members, together with facilities for disabled access and enhanced sound systems for the hard of hearing.
* 4:30pm in the Winter months. Check the Preaching Plan for more details.
Parking – The church has a small car park with about 6 spaces and there is on-street parking available. Please park in a courteous way that is mindful of our neighbours.
Activities and Services
The church has the following activities:
- Weekly services on a Sunday at 10:30am. Check the Preaching Plan for more details.
- Coffee and chat on Wednesdays at 10:30am.
- Lunch Club – Second Tuesday of the Month at 1:00pm.
We participate in ecumenical prayer meetings with other churches in the area. Prayer requests are posted up in the long room of the church on a weekly basis.
Other activities during term time
- Yoga on Monday at 1:30pm.
- ‘Little Lambs’ on Mondays at 10:00am.
- Painting on Fridays (except the 5th of each month) at 10:15am and 1:30pm.
- Scottish dancing for adults on Tuesday at 8:00pm and for Children on Saturday at 10:00am.
- T’ai Chi on Wednesday at 7:00pm.
In line with the best traditions of Methodism, we have a superb choir who meet for practice once a week.
We have good relations with other churches in the Macclesfield area, and on occasions share services with Sutton St James Anglican Church and St Edwards Roman Catholic Church. Our church is also a member of the Hope in North East Cheshire group.
We have published a book called “ A history of Methodism in Langley ” by Thelma Whiston. This is a fascinating history of the church and the village spanning three centuries. Another is “ Langley Now and Then ” by the same author. Further details are available by contacting the church.
Lubwe (Zambia) Fund
The church actively supports the work of the Lubwe (Zambia) Fund, a charity set up to improve the quality of health and health education in Lubwe, and other areas of Zambia.
The Langley area
Langley is a picturesque village, located about 3 miles from Macclesfield and close to the Macclesfield Forest. You will find some pictures of the Forest and the Macclesfield area in this album.
Macclesfield itself is a busy town (population c. 50,000), part of the county of Cheshire and located in the North West of England. Macclesfield lies on the River Bollin and is about 15 miles south of Manchester and 200 miles north of London. It is also close to the scenic Peak District.
The town has good access to the motorway network (M6, M56 and M60). From the 18th century onwards, the town became synonymous with the silk industry and working mills still exist. Also Hovis bread (from the Latin “HOminiS VItae” – the strength of man) has its origin here.