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At the March Elders’ Meeting, elders agreed to follow the recommendation from the United Reformed Church Moderators (See urc.org.uk for more details.) We hope to resume weekly worship from Pentecost. This is subjected to the local and national situation at that time, and may changed depending on the Pandemic guidelines and further advice from the Moderators.

Below are online worship service dates:

  • Palm Sunday the 28th of March.
  • Our Revd. Dr. Gillian Poucher is offering a Good Friday Meditation at 10am on 2nd April on Zoom for the North Lincolnshire Area churches. Zoom details will be sent out to those interested in joining next week.  If you would like to join us, email us on our email address and please do so by next Tuesday 30th of March.
  • Easter Sunday the 4th of April
From 23rd of May, Pentecost, we hope to resume worship at church each Sunday at 10.30am.

You may continue to listen to the URC service available via the URC daily devotions website, just subscribe to Devotions.urc.org.uk for devotional materials. To learn more about online worship, advice, latest update and guidelines please visit urc.org.uk.

If you have more questions and query please email us gainsboroughurc@gmail.com


The EU Settlement Scheme is to provide free practical help and support to vulnerable EU, EEA and Swiss citizens applying to the EU Settlement Scheme to secure their rights in the UK after Brexit. Their Website Address is https://www.citizensadvicesouthlincs.org.uk/eu-settlement-scheme/ 


Food may be taken to the Salvation Army between 10am-1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and left in the trolley outside.  Financial donations may be made online at http://www.justgiving.com/GainsboroughCovid-19.


Whilst pastoral visits from minister and elders remain inadvisable, please do continue to keep in touch with one another by phone/e-mail/text.  Contact helps us to encourage and support one another. 


Gillian is running a North Lincolnshire Area Lent Course by Zoom.  The three March dates are Wednesday 3rd, 17th & 31st.  Each session will run for 45 – 60 minutes.  Please e-mail Gillian should you wish to join any or all of these meetings.


If you are interested to find out the History and journey of the first pilgrims, please visit http://www.pilgrimroots. there are videos, stories of faith and historical journeys to be found.
our very own United Reformed Church is included in the series called Pilgrim Churches: Where it all began' it features churches with links to the Mayflower Pilgrims, their history and their significance.
made and produced by the Bassetlaw Museum and Pilgrim Gallery. 
Local historian Adrian Gray has a new book out, ‘People & Places of Bassetlaw.’  A book ‘The Pilgrim Embroideries’ by artist and embroiderer Jennie King is also now available.  Both books may be bought from Bookworm of Retford (E-mail sales@bookwormretford.co.uk).  


We meet for worship every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. On two or three Sundays each month this is led by our Minister, Revd. Dr. Gillian Poucher.

On the other Sundays of each month worship is led by a visiting Minister or lay preacher, or the church’s own lay worship team.

On the first Sunday morning of each month and on Easter Sunday we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. The United Reformed  Church believes that all who love the Lord Jesus Christ are welcome at the table, so there is an open invitation.

There are at least four All Age Worship Services each year. On other Sundays children leave the main service halfway through and enjoy their own activities in Junior Church.

We also have Cafe Style Worship three times a year, an informal time of worship, with coffee and biscuits available throughout.

On the first Sunday evening of each month we hold a Meditation Service at 6 p.m. This provides an opportunity for quiet reflection. (March to December).

We are open twice a week for Community Coffee Mornings, on Tuesday (9.30 a.m. - 12 noon) and Saturday (10 a.m. - 12 noon). Our coffee mornings are well-supported by the wider community and over the years many friendships have been established. Why not join us for a cuppa if you are in town? (Entrance on Church Street).

We also have a Friendship Group that numbers about eight people who meet on one evening each month. They enjoy a variety of social events together and are pleased to welcome new people.
There is a loop system and full wheelchair access to the ground floor.


The Mayflower Room will be open 10am-11.30am on the first and third Thursdays of each month except during December and January. The Mayflower Room accommodates an informative display of the local history of our Separatist ancestors who played an important role in the Mayflower Pilgrims voyage in 1620.  All ages welcome.  Tea/coffee available.