Facilities and features


Two toilets provided at the rear of church, to the left as you enter through the door. One toilet is large and the other is small. Neither toilet has full disabled access.

There is a soft mat that can be put on the floor in the large toilet for baby changing. We do have wipes and nappy bags if you have forgotten to bring them, just ask.

There are two bike racks to the right of the church, to which you can safely lock your bike

There is some on street parking and a small car park outside the church hall which is across the road from the church.
The distance from the street to church door is 25m; from the hall car park to church door approx. 70m

One toilet is fairly large, but does not have full disabled facilities.

The distance from the street to church door is 25m; from the hall car park to church door approx. 70m.
The surface to the church hall car park is stony, and a little uneven.

Our church has level access, so is accessible by wheel chair. We have moveable chairs not pews: wheelchair users can access all downstairs areas.
A spare wheelchair is available if needed. If arriving for a service, a member of our welcome team will be at the door to greet you as you arrive.

We have an induction loop but it can be a bit temperamental.

We have large print booklets available, however these are printed in advance of the service for those that need them. If you are visiting and need large print please let us know and we can make sure a large print copy is available for you.

Assistance dogs are welcome.

At the 9am there are gluten-free wafers available for Communion. Please request from the churchwardens on arrival.

At the 10:30am the bread available is gluten-free.

Our Building

Victorian stained glass

The building is usually open daily around 9-5, or during daylight hours in winter and you are welcome to come and use it for quiet or prayer.

Listed Building

We have recently received the Silver award for eco-church.
See https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/17506/page/67192

Music and Worship

The church is sometimes used for brass band or school concerts.

Hymns at our 9am service are usually traditional hymns played on the organ.

9am on alternate Sunday mornings (first & third Sundays)

At the 10:30 am Sunday service there is usually a worship band.

Groups, Courses and Activities

There are children and youth groups on the 1st and 3rd Sundays.

Several midweek groups run in the evening and weekends.

A midweek group is a small group of people from church who meet together on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Midweek groups are a great way to develop as a Christian, to build a support network, and to make new friends. Worship and prayer are an important part of the meeting too.

The format of the group depends on which group you attend, some groups work through a bible study book and some groups look in more depth at the reading from the previous Sunday's service. All the groups are informal, friendly and welcoming.

Contact us to find out when the next course will be running. Courses often run at the start of the year (starting Jan/Feb).

Natter is a relaxed and friendly place for a chat in Stannington for over 60s.

Natter is a relaxed and friendly place for a chat in Stannington for over 60s on Tuesday mornings, 10:30 to 11:30am.

Baby Time is an informal group for new families to have a chat and relax, held on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11:30 during term-time. Aimed at babies from birth to 24 months. Mums/Dads/childminders all welcome.

Help for Visitors

Other Features

Stannington food bank now have their own page on Facebook.
Open to all in need at Stanwood Methodist Church from 12 - 1 on Mondays.

Items can be left in the box on the front garden at 18 Ashurst Place or taken to the either Coop in Stannington or to Stanwood church between 9.30- 11.30am on Mondays 10.30am - 3.30pm on Wednesdays. Cash can be donated at the Fruit and Veg shop in Stannington or donation bags can be purchased at Morrisons.

To ANYONE struggling at this time and in need of a few essentials (to keep them going); please contact us for a food/welfare parcel. No judgement, no stigma - delivered with the collective love of our amazing local community.

The church has a hearing loop.
Words for prayers and songs are projected onto the wall for the main 10.30am service, but booklets are used for the 9am service.

Our spacious church hall is home to Jack and Jill preschool during term time. The Church Hall is available for hire.
Long-term bookings include Jack & Jill preschool; Knowle Top before and after school club; Stannington Brass Band; Fitness club; Handbell ringers; Church of Christ.

Christ Church Hall is on School lane, almost opposite Christ Church.

The car park has space for up to 15 cars.

There is level access to two main rooms, a kitchen, toilets
(male, female and disabled), an entrance hall and a garden.

The two main rooms downstairs are joined by a wide folding screen.

There are 10 large folding tables (6'x2'6") and 8 smaller children's tables
22 grey upholstered stacking chairs, 56 folding chairs and 19 small children's chairs.

They each have a hatch through to the kitchen
with a 20 litre urn, oven/hob, small microwave, kettle, cutlery and crockery for 60.

There are two main rooms upstairs with a small kitchen and toilets.
There are 25 red upholstered stacking chairs in one room and
a pool table and 3 piece suite in the Medley room.

Please e-mail [email protected] to book the church hall or one of our upstairs rooms.