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Christian worship has taken place here since Saxon times and continues to draw pilgrims today on the Two Saints Way. Dedicated to St Peter ad Vincula (St Peter in Chains), Stoke Minster is the civic church for the City of Stoke-on-Trent and reflects the rich history of the Potteries.

You’re welcome to join us – our main Sunday service takes place at 10.30 am with an early morning service at 8.00 am.

Details of all our activities can be found on the weekly newsheet.

Baptism/Christening

A child is a precious gift and we’d love to celebrate with you. In baptism, your child becomes part of the church family, as well as your own. Being a parent isn’t always easy and we’d love to help and encourage you – not just for the christening day itself but as your child grows and as we make a journey of faith together.

You may want to find out more on our FAQs page or you can drop in to see us and talk things through. We hold a church office time on a Sunday morning from 12.30 pm to 1.00 pm at Stoke Minster where we can arrange a booking. If you live outside the Parish of Stoke & Fenton you can find your local church and parish here.

You can get more information about a christening for your child by downloading our information sheet below and you can check out our FAQs page. A step by step guide to what’s involved on the day and other information is produced by the Church of England – you can find out more here. Don’t forget, we’re also ready to baptize adults if you’ve not been baptised before.

Weddings

See  wedding-sheet-2017

Stoke Minster is a spectacular historic building set in several acres of greenery that has been the venue for  weddings in Stoke for centuries. To book a wedding or to discuss the possibility of marrying at Stoke Minster, please come to the church on a  Sunday afternoon between 12.30 – 1.00 p.m. when there is normally someone available to discuss your special day, or Contact Us.

As you start planning for your wedding, you may want to look at the advice for couples from the Church of England.

Find Us

The Minster is located opposite the Civic Centre in the historic heart of Stoke-upon-Trent, one of the six towns that make up the larger city of Stoke-on-Trent. This often causes confusion!

By Car: for Sav-Nav users ST4 1JB will direct you to the Kingsway car park directly opposite the Minster, as there is no public parking on site.  This a pay car park but free on Sundays. Parties welcome, but please contact us in advance for coaches etc. 

By Rail: from the Stoke Mainline Station we are a five minute walk. Turn right out of the main entrance, and right again under the bridge. You will see the Minster tower on the left-hand side with the Civic Centre facing you.

The Minster is open for visitors on Mondays 12.30 – 1.30 pm and Wednesdays 9.30am – 12.00 pm. We are also open on Sunday mornings and at other times for regular services.

Refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) are available on Wednesday mornings. There is a choice of pubs and cafes in the town centre. Staying longer? Why not visit www.visitstoke.co.uk for the many attractions found in and around Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

Contact Us

There is normally someone in the Minster on a Sunday between 12.30 – 1.00 p.m, to discuss bookings for weddings and baptisms. However feel free to contact us with your enquiry either by email or phone:
Minster:              01782 747785    email address   stokeminster@yahoo.co.uk

Mandy, the administrator is normally in the Minster office on a Tuesday morning which is the best time to phone.

Correspondence should be addressed to:

Stoke Rectory, Smithpool Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4PP

For tours of the Minster/grounds contact Mike Shaw (Warden) on:  tel 07507594293 / mikejs108@gmail.com