SK8190 : Gainsborough United Reformed Church, Church Street, Gainsborough

taken 2 years ago, near to Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Gainsborough United Reformed Church, Church Street, Gainsborough
Gainsborough United Reformed Church, Church Street, Gainsborough
In 1892, on the initiative of the Revd. Hugh S. Griffiths, leading Congregationalists in England and America agreed to raise a suitable church as a memorial to John Robinson (1575/6-1625). A site was purchased from the Church of England authorities by Mr. John Heinle, a deacon of the church. It was the site of the Old Vicarage which was the birthplace of actor Dame Sybil Thorndyke. The foundation stone was laid by the Honourable F.T.Bayard, American Ambassador to the Court of St. James, on 29th June 1896. The new church was opened for worship on 9th June 1897. On 5th October 1972 the church became a constituent part of the United Reformed Church (a union of Congregationalists and Presbyterians) which was inaugurated in London on that day after a service in Westminster Abbey. In 2012 the church financed Phase 1 of the redevelopment from its own resources to install a new heating system, remove the pews and restore the original wooden floor.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8148 9006 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.0651N 0:46.5581W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8150 9005
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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