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We are resuming worship at church each Sunday at 10.30am, Masks are preferred to be worn inside the  Church to protect the congregation. If you would like to join us in Church feel free to come and see us, or if you have more inquiry, please email our website at gainsboroughurc@gmail.com.
God's Love is for everyone.

Below are our worship service dates,
  • 1 May Revd Dr Gillian Poucher
  • 8 May Revd Dr Gillian Poucher
  • 15 May Mr Tim Smith
  • 22 May Mr Jeff Dukes
  • 29 May Rev Liz Childs

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.


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 at least one Sunday 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).

(Currently not in place) 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 10:30am-12:00 on the first Thursdays of each month starting on the 3rd of March. 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.