About Us

The unusual name of our church  comes from it's proximity to the Great Gowt, a water-drainage ditch that is part of a system which takes water from the river Witham in the west returning it to the Witham via the Sincil Dyke east of the city, thus relieving the possibility of flooding in the town centre.  The High Street crosses this water course  on a grand bridge, known as Gowt's Bridge, and at some time in it's history the church has lost the apostrophe and 'bridge'.  

The present church of St Peter-at-Gowts with St Andrew and St Botolph (these two being incorporated into the parish by church closures)  is located on the eastern side of Lincoln High Street (the Roman Fosse Way) in the  ancient suburb of Wigford.  Parts of the church are equally ancient with various additions making it the beautiful building we have today. (Detailed guide books are available at the rear of the church)

While in vacancy, we are maintaining our pattern of services every Sunday at 10am, with a Eucharist (Holy Communion) service every 1st and 3rd Sunday, and a Service of the Word on 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays. We are a very friendly community, of mixed ages and heritage, welcoming everyone. Refreshments are served in the church hall on Sibthorp Street after the service where we can chat and keep up with each other's news.

Baptisms and Weddings can be arranged with the help of visiting clergy.  Please get in touch and we can arrange the initial contacts. Wedding banns can also be announced, for those living in the parish, but getting married in a church elsewhere.

The church has close contacts with St Peter at Gowts primary school, who visit us regularly for services and for fact finding as part of their Religious Education Curriculum.