Gainsborough United Reformed Church

by | 4 May 2022 | Community Event, Community facility, Gainsborough, Heritage

Gainsborough United Reformed Church, Church Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2JR will be open during the West Lindsey Churches Festival, 10.00am to 2.00pm on Saturday 14th May and 2.00pm to 4.00pm on Sunday 15th May.

Gainsborough URC is the only United Reformed Church in West Lindsey. It is a fine example of late Victorian architecture set within the Gainsborough Conservation Area and was built in 1896 / 7 as a memorial to John Robinson, the ‘pastor of the Pilgrim Fathers.’ The foundation stone was laid by the American ambassador, Hon. Thomas Francis Bayard, on 29th June 1896.

The church’s Mayflower Room contains a fascinating all-age exhibition telling the story of John Robinson and the Pilgrims and the history surrounding the building of the church. A booklet recounting the history of the church is available at a cost of £3.00.

The two-manual pipe organ built by Forster and Andrews is an instrument of national heritage importance.
Heritage Mornings take place on the first Thursday of each month and the Mayflower Room will also be open on Thursday 5th May at 10.30am to 12.00pm. Tea and coffee will be available in the café during the Churches Festival weekend and on 5th May.