To maintain a growing caring and welcoming fellowship that develops spiritual growth and wholeness through worship and outreach to the community."
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 Bollington, Broken Cross, Gawsworth, Higher Hurdsfield, Macclesfield, Over Alderley, 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 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 !
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.
Our minister is the Rev. David Stretton, who can be contacted on 01625 572259 and also by contact form.
David was born in Bury, north of Manchester, and has lived most of his life in and around Greater Manchester. He attended Sheffield Polytechnic gaining qualifications in Computer Studies and Information Management. David didn't pursue a career in IT but chose instead to work in the voluntary sector as a finance officer or manager.
David is married to Kate, and they have one daughter, Libby.
David is very keen on photography - a hobby he pursued as a teenager, gave up in his early twenties and has taken up again over the past three years. Being colour blind, he is particularly interested in black and white work.
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
The church has the following activities:
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 7:45pm. 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.
Other activities during term time
Contacts are as follows:
Bridge: Mrs Renfrew on 01625 827751
Yoga: Nick McGeough at Macclesfield College on 01625 410025
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.
Our address is:
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, passing the Macclesfield Town FC Football Ground on your right, turn left into Robin Lane and proceed as above.
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.
Please visit the Macclesfield Photo Album for more pictures of the area.
The re Jesus web site gives an overview of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
For Insurance, please visit the Methodist Insurance web site.