We don't know what, if any, background you have with churches. We might just be a little different from what you've known in the past. We are an evangelical Christian Church, with a lively worship style. Our members have come from a variety of churches and from none - all are welcome, whether you you are a Christian now, or you just want to come and visit us to find out a little more about God.
Riverside is on the main shopping street in Sleaford, called Southgate, and (no surprises!) we are next to the river. If you want to know where to find us, click here to open a new window containing a map.
A short history
Riverside church can trace its origin in Sleaford back to 1776 when a group of Sleafordians who wanted to worship God without the constraints of the prayerbook met together in Jermyn Street. Some years later they constructed their first building which still stands today as flats number 30-32 Jermyn Street.
This building was completed in 1867 by which time the church was known as Sleaford Independent Church. It later became known as Sleaford Congregational Church and in 1972 It became Sleaford United Reformed Church.
In the last few years the building has been extensively upgraded and the new rooms at the front were completed in 2007. The interior of the building has now been modernised to bring it up to date and make it more available to the community as a whole.
In 2008 the United Reformed Church in Sleaford amalgamated with Sleaford Community Church to form the Church who now worship here under the name of Riverside Church. The church is still part of the United Reformed Church but also reflects the more lively modern worship style of the Community Church.
We try to show the love of God in action by the activities carried out in this building ranging from the drop in cafe for all members of the community to activities for mothers and young children (Time for Tots) and children and young people (Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade and Junior Church). We also cater for those who like gentle exercise with Short Mat Bowls and “All rounders” which caters for those who are retired or have time on their hands during the day.
We hire out rooms to groups and businesses who want a modern first class modern meeting venue.
Groups currently using the premises on a regular basis include, WI Country Market, Surestart, and various meetings of Lincolnshire PCT and County Council. The building has also hosted a number of exhibitions and conferences.
If you want more information about either the buildings or the church that meet here on Sunday please contact the Centre Manager who can be found here during working hours each day.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 January 2013 14:12|