We are a fairly small
and friendly fellowship on the border of East London and Essex and we are
passionate about sharing the gospel with our community. If you are looking
for a friendly, welcoming place to worship God or simply want to find out
more about Christianity, who God is and what He thinks about you then you've
come to the right place. None of us are perfect... but we know a perfect God
who is interested in you personally!
Our Church came into
in 1929 when the
Becontree Estate (once the largest council housing estate in the world) was
built- in part for the families of soldiers who had served in World War 1.
In the 1960's the "Dagenham
was a new innovation which
Baptist Churches join together under
the lead by
Rev J.J. Brown. Today the four Baptist Churches
once again independently
whilst continuing to support and encourage each other.
In 1964, a new church
in Becontree Avenue when the
church building became
our Church Hall-
now used both
for the community
in a very limited way by
community (local councillor surgeries etc).
As already said, we are a
small, caring and friendly fellowship.
Sunday morning services
has fellowship age range of about 3
years). Worship is
fairly traditional in style with a mixture both old and modern songs taken
from “Songs & Hymns of Fellowship”.
Songs and readings are projected onto a screen with hymn books and
NIV Bibles also available if required.
With family life at the heart of our outreach, we hold family services twice
a month with Chidrens' Church providing separate time and space for our
young ones. The morning sermon is usually recorded and available to download
We also meet Sunday evenings for informal worship as well as Wednesday
evenings for fellowship, Prayer and Bible study.
activities throughout the week
(God willing) intended to build
our fellowship and our local
We are members of the
Baptist Union of Great Britain and
Eastern Baptist Association
we periodically join with friends from the many other local Churches in
both to support each other
through both through prayer and encouragement.
OUR FUTURE~ is
unknown to us but not to God, His mission for us being revealed in His way
and in His time. Our focus has and will be to seek to follow God's leading
and serve the people of Dagenham by bringing the Good News of salvation to
OUR BUILDINGS~ The
has a loop system for those with hearing difficulties.
naturally welcome anyone to worship God with us. Our
are fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs.
Our hall is NOT available for hire to the general public (for
We are members of the
Baptist Union of Great Britain
Eastern Baptist Association
we periodically join with friends
from the many other local Churches in
support each other through both through
prayer and encouragement.
What we believe:
We believe that God is
"three in one"...
God the father
who made us,
loves us, has good plans for us and longs for us to know Him as our loving
heavenly Father, full of tenderness, love and forgiveness.
God the Son
is Jesus Christ, God's eternal Son
who perfectly shows us God's nature and character. Jesus said: - "Anyone
who has seen me has seen the Father". (John 14.v9). It is only through
our Lord Jesus Christ that we can know God personally. "I am the way, the
truth and the life" Jesus once said. "No one comes to the Father
except through me" (John 14.v.6).
God the Holy Spirit
is given to his followers by God the Father and Son to reveal the truths of
God, Jesus and the Bible. He comes to teach, inspire and strengthen us in
our Christian lives.
About the Bible:
We believe the Bible is God's inspired word and the key to understanding
God's perfect plan for us... His special creation "Your word is a lamp to
my feet and a light to my path" (Psalm 119.105). We place a strong
emphasis on discovering the practical relevance of the word of God in our
spiritual, personal, family and social lifes.
The Bible explains that believer baptism by full immersion is the public
demonstration of an individuals personal response to an individuals
acknowledgement of being imperfect (a sinner) and having repented of those
sins, and accepted by faith that Jesus took upon himself the punishment for
those sins committed and accept Jesus as their personal Saviour "Repent
and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the
forgiveness of your sins" (Acts 2.v.38).
Our Mission Statement:
“We exist for God, taking the good news of Jesus to those in our community,
sustained by worship, Bible teaching and the loving support of each other”.
Safeguarding- Keeping Everyone Safe!
We believe that everyone (young, old or vulnerable) who is connected to the
life of this Church has the right to both feel and be safe. We have
therefore adopted the Baptist Unions "Safe to Grow" principles and policies
to help us ensure the safety and well-being of Children and young people for
whom we feel a responsibility. We have adopted similar principles and
policies for any vulnerable adults for whom we feel a responsibility through
Another successful pancake evening on the 25th saw lots of pancakes made, flipped and
eaten by all who came along. A chocolate fountain adding to the variety of
toppings. Pancake day (or Shrove Tuesday) marks the start of Lent which is
when the Church
preparing for Easter. It traditionally falls 40 days before Easter serving
as a reminder of Christ spending 40 days in the wilderness praying to God as
he prepared for the start of His earthly ministry. We continually pray that
our social events draw those on the fringe of our fellowship into a
relationship with Him.
Our Easter services will be as follows:
13th April - 7.30pm ~ Maundy Thursday supper with Communion;
14th April - 10.30am ~ Good Friday Service;
Time ~TBC March of Witness
16th April - Sunrise ~ Service @ Eastwood End Country Park
10.30am ~ Easter Sunday "He is risen" Service
Please also click on the links below for information about our regular
services and bridge-building activities
To hear some
past Sunday Morning Messages:
Click here to view some photos
Click here to download
a copy of the fellowship picture with names.
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