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  Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting

As part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting, Lower Withington Methodist Church had a Bonfire Beacon on Thursday 2nd June at 9:45pm.  The Choir and Brass Band performed together for the first time after signing up to sing the specially written Commonwealth Song “A Life Lived with Grace”.

This has allowed Lower Withington Methodist Church to continue with the tradition of singers being accompanied with musical instruments.  This dates back to 1856 (1870 in most 20th century reports), where at a Methodist missionary meeting in 1870 there was an appeal made for money.  In response to this, several young men agreed to go around the villages carol singing over Christmas, as the years went by musical instruments were introduced to lead the singing raising money for the Methodist Missionary Society.  Today the Brass Band continues this tradition of playing carols around the village at Christmas and so it was really special to join with the choir at this special event to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

You can hear and watch our Bonfire Beacon via the Commonwealth Resound YouTube channel by clicking on the link below:


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Our Church is currently OPEN for Worship on a Sunday and for our Church groups.

Church minister Revd Nic Langton-Miller

Lower Withington is a thriving & caring community and everyone is welcome to join our Sunday Worship.

Lower Withington Church

See our Church Services for more information, this will also show our special Services held during the year.

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To get a better idea of what goes on, have a browse through our gallery of photos of life at the church.

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Lower Withington Methodist Church was built in 1808 and opened on Easter Sunday. 

The brass band continues with the tradition that started in 1856 playing Carols through the village on the Monday night before Christmas, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day morning.

The minister, local vicar and their congregations meet:
- on a local farm on Rogation Sunday to bless the livestock and crops
- at the Parish Hall for the village Carol Service.

Lower Withington Events

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Coming up soon . . .

Saturday 9 Mar 9.30am
Workshop: Unity, Maturity and Truth
Saturday 9 Mar 10.00am
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Training
Sunday 10 Mar 10.45am
Mothering Sunday at Hill Top
Saturday 16 Mar 9.15am
Christian Aid Tittesworth Walk 2024
Sunday 24 Mar 10.00am
Singing Group at Easter
Wednesday 27 Mar 3.00pm
Coffee Shop Book Club
Friday 29 Mar 9.15am
Biddulph - Good Friday service of Reflection
Sunday 31 Mar 6.30am
Easter Sunrise Service at Mow Cop
Sunday 31 Mar 9.15am
Biddulph - Easter Communion & Breakfast
Saturday 13 Apr 10.00am
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Training