The best way to get to know Swanbank is to visit.
We want to invite you to join us for one of our Sunday services.
Now, like any good host, we want you to feel welcome and at home. We know that your first time at a church, any church, brings up some questions.
So ask us anything!
You can give us a call at 01782 575129 or you can email us.
What will services be like?
Each week we want you to be able to experience amazing worship, an encouraging message, and friendly people as part of the Swanbank experience. More information on our Sunday services can be found on the Worship Page. We run themed preaching and you will find out more about out theme all three services. There is no particular dress code, some dress casually while others are more formal. Sunday services are a mixture of singing (words are projected onto screens), bible readings, prayers, talks, music, videos…
When you arrive you will be greeted by one of our friendly welcome stewards in the foyer, who can direct you and may offer you a copy of our news sheet. The church sanctuary seats 350+ on comfortable chairs.
How do I get there?
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.
What do you have for children and young people?
Each Sunday our Swanbank Kids welcomes over 100 children, which makes for a loud and exciting time. Our focus is teaching who Jesus is, what He said, and what it means to follow Him. Each group is taught in a safe, warm, age-appropriate and fun environment. This often involves things like glue, glitter, water, sand, footballs and basically anything messy!
Swanbank Kids begins around 11am. Children are with their parents for the first half hour of the 10:30 worship event. Then they are led to their respective places by their group leaders.
Swanbank Kids is co-ordinated and overseen by Rachel Barnett (who also is a professional child minder) who has many years of experience working with children and young people. Rachel and her team are always willing to answer questions and help you find the right place for your child.
Our creche is designed to allow you to leave your child with our capable staff so that you can fully engage in the worship time worry-free. However, if you would prefer to keep them with you, then we have a convenient place for you to sit with them and participate in worship via our video relay. All you have to do is ask and someone will gladly direct you.
Our Groups for Swanbank are:
0-2 Twinkling Stars Led by Shirley Brooks
3-6 Little Stars Led by Jade Rushton
7-8 Shining Stars Led by Rachel Barnett
9-11 Shooting Stars Led by Sylvina Johnson
12-14 Super Stars Led by Sam Taylor
Will I be called out as a guest?
No, we’re not going to call you out and make you wave, stand up, or dance. At Swanbank we aim to have your visit with us the best experience possible.