Welcome to the Minster Church of St Peter ad Vincula. This historic church has stood at the heart of the Stoke for 1,400 years. It is well worth a visit especially as we celebrate ten years since the Bishop of Lichfield granted Minster status to the church in May 2005. Open Day on Sat 9th May 11.00 – 3.00  to celebrate our first decade as an Urban Minster.

  • Classic Car Display in the Minster grounds
  •  Mug painting and other craft activities for children. Courtesy of Portmerion (the owners of the Spode name)
  • Demonstration of the the skill of artisans from Wedgwood 
  • With a new Parliament & City Council, write your hopes for the future on the Wall of Hope
  • Display on 1400 years of history since the founding of St Peter ad Vincula in the 7th century on the river Stoke.
  • Display of ten years as a modern urban Minster
  • Limited edition anniversary mugs on sale for £5
  • Display of all the children’s entries for the mug design
  • Various musical items throughout the day
  • Free guided tours of the Minster
  • Refreshments

You are also invited to celebrate with us on Sunday 10th May, at 10.30 a.m. when the Lord Mayor of Stoke on Trent and other guests will be present at a special Sung Eucharist. The service will be led by Bishop of Lichfield and, as we celebrate 10 years, 10 candidates will be confirmed by the Bishop as they take on full membership of the Church of England. Stoke Minster has a dynamic future as well as a fascinating past. The anniversary mug, designed by a local pupil and produced courtesy of Wedgwood will also be available to buy. All are welcome to our Open Day on the Saturday and the Celebration Service on the Sunday.

The church is well worth a visit.  Father David Lingwood, Rector of Stoke Minster.  C_OF_logo_v2

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