Refurbished in 2006 Gainsborough Methodist Church is a growing church in 'fit for purpose' premises.
Our mission is to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ who serve the local community and the wider world in response to the love of God discovered and experienced.
We pride ourselves in being an inclusive community, building faith and catering to all ages. We attempt to ensure that our worship is informative and inspirational, yet also warm and comfortable.
That stated, fellowship is not just limited to a Sunday morning. It extends to numerous Weekday activities, such as Bible Studies, Prayer Groups, and Social Occasions.
Through these activities we are able to truly connect with each other, and our Lord. It may also interest you to know that the flowers from our services are taken to the housebound, the sick and others in need.
If you are visiting Gainsborough or moving into the town and looking for a Church, then please feel free to contact the Minister or even just come along to a service and make yourself known to a Steward.
Update - - Tuesday 17th March 15:00PM - -
It is with sadness that we recommend that worship services in Methodist Churches are suspended for the time being in line with Government guidance. We would encourage people who lead services to think about how worship might be offered in different ways, including online and using Worship at Home Sheets.
During this incredibly difficult time when people might want to spend time in prayer in their Methodist Church. Local trustees should consider whether it is possible to open up their churches to enable people to come and pray or sit quietly, perhaps offering prayer stations as a point of reflection with precautions around physical distancing.
Suspending services means that we advise that baptisms will not take place in public worship and if you have a wedding planned in a Methodist Church you should speak to your minister. While funerals may still take place, we would advise that the number of people attending is limited as per the Government’s advice.
In terms of Church business, we recommend that all meetings including church councils and circuit meetings should be cancelled. Districts chairs will be in touch about Synods. The next meeting of the Methodist Council has been suspended and we will advise on how essential business will be carried out. We will be issuing further advice on this.
Our MISSION is ...
To live by FAITH, be known by LOVE, and be a voice of HOPE ... With JESUS at the centre of our lives!
This statement is deliberately not a neatly tied up description of what we do as followers of Jesus.
It is our definition of what it means to be a disciple and as none of us are the same, we are unique according to how God made us and we encounter and experience his Holy Spirit differently, so too we work out our discipleship in distinctive ways.
When we commit to this we mean ...
† LIVING BY FAITH
(The spiritual nature of being a Christian)
- Declaring belief in Jesus Christ
- Living by that belief
† BEING KNOWN BY LOVE
(What I do, and how I do it)
- Being welcoming and inclusive
- By engaging with our community
† BEING A VOICE OF HOPE
(Our role in the world - our area, nationally & globally)
- By playing our part in transforming the world
- Knowing that God can do all things in his time.
Rev. Louise Carr