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To maintain a growing caring and welcoming fellowship that develops spiritual growth and wholeness through worship and outreach to the community."

Welcome !

and a warm welcome to the Langley Methodist Church web site.

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 being Broken Cross, Gawsworth, Macclesfield, 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.

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. Pictures of the church are found in the Photo Album. Please also sign our Guestbook - thank you !

* 4:30pm in the Winter months. Check the calendar of events 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.

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 from David Bullock on 01260 252742 or Alan Chapman on 01260 252745.

Please also read our Introduction to Methodism to find out more about the Methodist Church, including the story of Charles and John Wesley.

Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.

John Wesley (1703-1791)

Our minister is the Rev. Dr. Graham Edwards, who can be contacted on 01625 426051 and also by contact form.

An everyday prayer

Lord in all I do today
Remind me that there's just one way
To do things that I do best
To put my heart and mind at rest
And that's to put in your great hands
My life, that you alone have planned

Activities and Services

The church has the following activities:

  • Weekly services on a Sunday at 10:30am and 6:30pm (4:30pm in the Winter months). Check the calendar for more details.
  • Choir practice on Thursdays at 7:30pm. (Beginners welcome !)
  • Coffee and chat on Wednesdays at 10:30am.
  • Lunch Club - Second Tuesday of the Month at 1:00pm.

Please check the published list of services and speakers for further information.

We take prayer very seriously at Langley and have a Prayer Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday in each month at 7:30pm. In addition, we participate in ecumenical prayer meetings with other churches in the area. Prayer requests are also posted up in the long room of the church on a weekly basis. If we can pray for you in any way, feel free to use the Prayer Request Form on this web site.

Good Friday Cross, 2011

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.

Contacts are as follows:

Yoga: Marion Duff - 01625 528650

T'ai Chi: Karen Davies - 01477 534677

Painting: Jackie Gibbs - 07843 799614

Scottish Dancing: Joan Bradbury - 01260 252976

Little Lambs: Sara Sinnett - 07762 497985

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.

Contact Details

Our address is:

Langley Methodist Church,
Main Road,
SK11 0BU

Directions for reaching the church

If travelling North (from Leek, Stoke on Trent etc.): Follow the A523 road to Macclesfield. You will see a sign for Sutton and Langley. Turn right into Robin Lane and stay on this road for a mile until you see the Sutton war memorial on your left. Go straight across the T junction and follow the road around to the junction with Langley Road immediately ahead. Follow this road for half a mile and you will find the church ahead on your right.

If travelling South (from Stockport, Manchester etc.): Follow the A523 road in the direction of Macclesfield. Once in Macclesfield, continue on the A523 and turn left at the traffic lights into Byrons Lane. Remain on this road for roughly a mile until a sign for Langley will be visible. Turn left into Jarman and then continue as the road eventually becomes Langley Road. The Church will be found on the right hand side, at the junction with Cock Hall Lane.

The Langley area

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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.

The Macclesfield Canal and the view looking east toward the villages of Sutton and Langley.
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Please visit the Macclesfield Photo Album for more pictures of the area.

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