Candles of Joyful Remembrance Service Sunday 2nd Nov 2014 at 6.30 p.m. – A chance to remember our departed loved one and to light a candle for them.
A very warm welcome to Stoke Minster, where 1,300 years of sacred heritage and history are held at the heart of Stoke-on-Trent. Founded around the time the Staffordshire Hoard was buried, the Minster still boasts its Anglo-Saxon stone font and the remains of a carved Saxon preaching cross. The Minster is one of the few churches dedicated to St. Peter ad Vincula (St. Peter in Chains). Stoke is also one of the few cities without a cathedral, so as the historic and civic church of the city Stoke Minster played a “cathedral” role in serving the people of the Potteries for centuries. It has strong links with the industrial heritage of the region being the burial place of both Josiah Wedgwood and Josiah Spode.
Whether you visit for history or heritage or to experience sacred space you will find your time spent in the Minster is well rewarded. As the Minster for the city we serve the community with many civic and cultural events. The church is also the home of a thriving Christian congregation who meet every Sunday to worship God, continuing the Christian tradition since Anglo-Saxon times.