Gainsborough United Reformed Church, Church Street, Gainsborough DN21 2JR, will be open for heritage mornings, from 10.00am to 11.30am on Thursday 8th and Thursday 22nd August. Tea and coffee will be served in the café. The new Mayflower Room will also be open.
The 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. The exhibition was created and installed by CreateInn of Retford. The church also contains a commemorative tablet to John Robinson and a display created by Bassetlaw Christian Heritage. The foundation stone was laid by the American ambassador, Hon. Thomas Francis Bayard, on 29th June 1896. The two manual pipe organ built by Forster and Andrews, is an instrument of national heritage importance. A booklet recounting the history of the church is available at a cost of £3.00.
For further information about local Pilgrim churches, visit www.bassetlawchristianheritage.com.