What is on offer?

In Sharing Faith

Swanbank is a mission focused Church. We take seriously the call to go into the world and share our faith.

Going Deeper With The Bible

Swanbank is a bible focused Church. We believe that scripture is a way to deepen our understanding of God. There are plenty of opportunties to go further into the Bible.

Engaging Worship

We aim to make all our worship experiences a place where people meet with God. We have 3 distinct acts of worship on Sunday 9am Traditional, 10.30am All Age & 6pm Contemporary .

Small Groups

Community is really important to Swanbank. We want to create a comfortable atmosphere for people to grow in their relationship with Christ and others and small groups is the best way to do that.

Amazing Children's Work

We value children and the whole family unit. There is loads going on for all ages to get involved with. Please take a look around the website for more info.

For Youth

Swanbank has a range of activities for young people. Whether it be our all action youth club on a Thursday or our Bible Study on a Tuesday there is something for everyone.

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Common Questions
What do you offer for my children?
Swanbank has a very active children’s ministry. We offer a weekly programme of activities all designed to introduce children to Jesus. We believe that you can meet with Jesus as a child and we work hard to create spaces where children can engage with Jesus through words, worship, work and play.

Our children’s department is responsible for the ministries of the church specifically reaching those aged 0-11yrs.

As you explore the activities listed in this section you will be introduced to different people who lead the different children’s groups. Each leader and volunteer working with children is DBS cleared and has been seen to show a calling to work with this age group.

What does a normal service look like?

There is no normal service at Swanbank but we do have three opportunities for people to engage in collective worship on Sundays.


Our 9am experience has a more traditional approach with hymns, contemplative prayer and biblical teaching. If you are looking for a quiet experience with time for silent reflection, this is the opportunity for you.


Our 10.30am event is a vibrant, family orientated worship experience. We start with activities for all ages.  Then around 11am the children and young people (ages 0 to 14) leave for Junior Church.  The event concludes with everyone coming back together around noon.

On the fourth Sunday of every month the 10.30am event is an all age celebration. Children and adults worship together in a truly interactive style of worship.


The 6.15pm opportunity is a place to encounter God and each other with strong emphasis on exploring the Bible and discovering its relevance for our lives in light of today’s challenges.

For the more young at heart there is ‘The Group’ -an interactive, creative, Bible-focused youth group for those aged 13 to 18, starting at 8:15pm and finishing at 10pm.

How Do You Find Us?
We are situated in the middle of mother town, Burslem. You can get to us by exiting M6 at junction 15 or 16 and driving down the A500. Take the A5271 exit towards B5051/Tunstall/Burslem. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Porthill Rd/A5271. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Newcastle St/B5051. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit. Continue onto Market Pl/B5051. Turn right onto Swan Square and then you will see Swanbank situated there.

By train, our nearest station is Longport Station from where you can then follow the signs into Burslem. Alternatively you can arrive at Stoke and get a taxi or bus to Burslem. We have a bus stop right outside the building.

How can Swanbank help other church leaders?
We have a key role in a few things that might be use to other church leaders, firstly Navigating Change. It is a movement that is concerned about the future of the Methodist Church in the UK. The figures speak for themselves, as year on year we have continued to decline in numbers to the point where it has become a critical issue check out for more info.

Secondly ECG (Equpping, Calling and Going). What is ECG all about? Quite simply, ECG is about bringing our community together. Each year we ask people of all ages to join us as we share in a five-day celebration of fellowship, worship and teaching. Although many of our speakers and delegates are from a Methodist background, we do not choose guests on the basis of their denomination. Instead, we invite those who we feel offer real insights into Christian teaching and who can help us to deliver what always proves to be an interesting, varied and family-friendly programme.

Thirly we have resources section on our website that has plenty of free resources for you to explore and use. Check out for more info.

Contact Us
We would love to help you in anyway. If you have any questions or would like to know more about Swanbank then please get in touch.

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