Bourne URC

Bourne United Reformed Church is a modest building, the churchyard at the front gives the impression of it being somewhat retiring.

About this church

The building consists of three interrelated parts, an entrance vestibule, a sanctuary and a hall ‘the schoolroom’. The schoolroom with its several small classrooms is currently used as the Bourne Food Bank. 

The front part of the building was erected in 1846 with additions in 1899. The raised pulpit stands to one side of the sanctuary. The President’s chair and the two elders chairs are central behind the Communion table. The lectern was crafted locally and records the 93rd Birthday of Florence Kathleen Cox in 2008 and given by the Sones Family.

There are three stained glass windows, Faith, Hope and Love which were given in memory of three members of the Wall family who attended the church. There are several other monuments and plaques commemorating past members of the church and those who died in the First World War. Two of the plaques commemorate two of the founder members of the church, Elizabeth Presgrove (d1851) and Eleanor Presgrove (d1855)

There is a two manual organ which retains the hand operated blower, although now the organ is powered by electricity.

The church also retains its numbered pews; a plaque on the back choir pew pays tribute to Keith Panter ‘who loved to sing’. The church has excellent acoustics and occasionally hosts concert performances

Outside the churchyard is gravelled over but 7 tombstones in varying stages of legibility remain.

Key Features

  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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Set in a leafy churchyard in a quiet part of Spalding, this handsome stone church has a fascinatingly complex exterior with numerous elements added at different periods.

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