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Who we are

We are a gathering of ordinary people of all ages and nationalities, from different backgrounds, living in and around Lincoln.

We aim to share and make known the love and grace of God towards us. In our meetings, we seek to explain. the Bible clearly in today's language so that people can respond to its message.

We extend a warm welcome to all people, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.

If you would like to know more about us or the Christian faith please contact the Pastor or a member of the church.

If you're visiting, you are very welcome and we'd love to get to know you.

“ you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children, that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.”

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12

What we believe

These beliefs are more fully expressed in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.

The Bible - the Word of God

The Bible – that is the 66 Books of the Old and New Testaments – as the Word of God, inspired, infallible, inerrant and divinely preserved. We reject all supposed new revelations which seek to add to the Scriptures. The Bible is our supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. We acknowledge our dependence upon the Holy Spirit for a true understanding of God’s Word.

Our history

Lincoln Evangelical Church was founded in 1994.
The first services were held in the Grandstand Community Centre, on March 27; in July, Rev James McClatchey became the pastor. There were 41 members at the foundation service on October 4.


Under God’s blessing, the church grew, and the church began to seek a building. Prayers were answered in 1999, when we were offered Prospect Hall in Uffington Close, Hartsholme, at a nominal cost. The Open Brethren had served the Lord there for many years, but their numbers had declined, and they were glad to see others taking over.

Pastor McClatchey retired in 2001 and returned to Northern Ireland.

Robert Dale became pastor in 2002 and retired in 2016. During this time the church continued to grow slowly but steadily; there are now over 50 members. The various activities of the church expanded, with a youth group and two Toddlers groups added to the already existing children's work.


Monthly House Groups were started in 2011; the Ladies Meeting has grown and a Men's Meeting has been started. Above all, there have been many baptisms, and one trusts that the Lord's people have grown in their faith.  


Jonathan Gravil became pastor in September 2016, having previously been pastor of a church in Greenwich. Many new people have begun to attend the services, major improvements have been made to the building, and ways are being considered of extending our outreach, especially to the Hartsholme estate.

We look confidently to the future, with the simple desire to glorify God.

“Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages”

Ephesians 3.21


In addition to local mission, Lincoln Evangelical Church supports a wide variety of missions worldwide. We support the following on a regular basis.

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