We are a
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
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 serving
whilst continuing to support and encourage each other.
In 1964, a new church building
in Becontree Avenue
our Church Hall-
now used both
for the community
in a very limited way
(local councillor surgeries etc).
As already said, we are a
small, caring and friendly fellowship.
Sunday morning services
has fellowship age range of about
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 seperate time
and space for our young ones. The morning sermon is usually recorded and available to download (see below).
We also meet Sunday evenings for informal worship as well as Wednesday
evenings for fellowship, Prayer and Bible study.
various social activities throughout the week
(God willing) intended to build
our fellowship and our local
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.
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 community.
OUR BUILDINGS~ The
main Church building
has a loop system for those with hearing difficulties.
naturally welcome anyone to worship God with us.
buildings are fully accessible for people who use
Our hall is NOT available for hire to the general public (for parties etc.)
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"
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 our activities.
Christmas is coming...
As we enter the period of Advent, Churches
everywhere are preparing for Christmas. We too are making Christmas
preparations...decorating the Church, stocking up with mince pies and
planning Christmas festivities to name but a few.
Most of all, we are preparing our hearts and
minds ready to be reminded of the true Christmas message- Jesus birth is
Gods’ gift to his creation. Jesus life, death and resurrection being the
only way back to receiving Gods’ love and the promise of eternity in His
We pray that the gospel message will be heard
and accepted by many this Christmas time and that God’s presence will be
felt everywhere- places of war or conflict, homes where there is sadness and
places where God is not acknowledged.
click here for details of our meetings and services which are also being
planned and organised for during Advent.
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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questions or comments about this web site.
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