Grace Church Scotter & District
Gainsborough Lincolnshire

DN21 3TZ





Who we are

Welcome to Grace Church Scotter and District.

Grace Church has been in existence for a little over 10 years and is a pioneer work. The Village of Scotter is a dormitory suburb of Scunthorpe and Gainsborough being equidistant from both towns. It boasts a population of 3500 and is still growing.

The underlying values printed below form a standard that is constantly revisited and help keep us focused on our aim as a Church and through which leadership and people seek to lead Godly lives and to develop Christian character:

Love and Acceptance.
Openness and Transparency.
Oneness and Unity.
Grace and Forgiveness.
Restoration and Outreach.
Learning and Growing.
Church Health as well as Church Growth.

We seek to operate a team leadership approach. We attempt to demonstrate this through an eldership structure supported by men who show gifting within the Biblical principles of apostolic, prophetic, pastoral, teaching and evangelistic gifting. (Ephesians 4 v 11).

Grace Church is a member of The Evangelical Alliance No. 218627.

We are also part of the family of Groundlevel Churches and are grateful for the constant support and availability of apostolic and pastoral ministry. We link with some 25 Churches in the County of Lincolnshire, and 110 Churches throughout UK.



Church Address

Grace Church Scotter & District
32 Poplar Grove
Scotter
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 3TZ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01724 761650
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Church Pastor

Dr John Birch OBE
Dr John Birch OBE
32 Poplar Grove
Scotter
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 3TZ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01724 761650
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Quote of the Day
Matthew 18:3

And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

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Dr. John Birch leads the team as ‘primus inter pares’ (first among equals) and his gifting is within pastoral and shepherding aspects of care but is not comfortable with the title and office of Pastor. We believe that gifting is a ministry rather than an Office as such. John has a vision for rural ministry including a desire to reach youth through relationship

Throughout his adult life, John has balanced a senior role in The Health Service with pastoral responsibility in Church life. He is not opposed to paid leadership in Church but prefers a voluntary model which allows the Church to support missionary work at home and abroad more strategically by re-chanelling finances. There is however, a recognition that Scripture does teach financial support of elders and in this day and age, is a necessary process of shepherding the Church

During his student life at Edinburgh he was privileged to include academic work in Biblical Studies, and has enjoyed learning in Edinburgh, Durham and Newcastle Universities. By profession he is a registered nurse and left the Health Service in 1994 as Executive Director of North Lincolnshire Health Authority. He is married to Bridget who is a key part of the work in her own right and gives hospitality to many.

John has been appointed OBE in the Queen’s Honour List of 1986.

John and Bridget have 12 grandchildren, one having already been taken into His presence, and eleven alive and kicking!   Edit
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Each Sunday morning we meet at 10-30am in the Village Hall situated on Scotton Road.

Prayer fellowship takes place each Sunday evening at 32, Poplar Grove, Scotter at 6 p.m.   Edit


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Grace Church Scotter & District Gainsborough Service Times

Our Church Services

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10.30 am Communion Service
11.30am Childrens Church
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6.00pm Youth Group:
in the 'Eau Community Centre'

*Contact phone number: 01724 761650

Service Times last updated on the 20th of September, 2020
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Each Thursday we are in contact with a group of children up to 13 years of age. It is fun, very ‘messy’ and fruitful. Children meet each week for a happy time together with a cringe-free introduction to Christian principles and social awareness.

We meet each Thursday at 6p.m. in The Eau Community Centre in Scotter.

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The power of Christian prayer "When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't pray, they don't".
William Temple
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