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Hello and welcome to our Website here at Becontree Avenue Baptist Church. We do hope that browsing our web pages and its links to other websites will be both useful and interesting and that it will give you an insight into what we believe, "who we are" as well as what happens at our Church.

Whilst we welcome you as a visitor to our website, you would be even more welcome to visit our church in person for worship or by joining us at any of our bridge building or weekday activities.

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When we meet:

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES: 10.30 - 11.30am (Communion third Sunday of each month). The Morning services are now once again followed by refreshments and fellowship.

SUNDAY EVENING SERVICES - MONTHLY:  Held on the first Sunday of each month from 6.00 - 7.00pm (the service includes Communion). Meetings take place in the Church foyer.


WEDNESDAY MID-WEEK PRAYER, PRAISE & BIBLE STUDY: 8.00 - 9.00 pm (optional refreshments from 7.30 until 7.50pm). Meetings take place in the Church foyer.





To read an Online Bible- click here        

To read 'Our Daily bread'-click here

To contact us click here


Click below to find particular items of information found on this page:    


About us                                                  

What we believe                                                   


Weekday activities                                                   

What's happened and coming up at Bec Ave

Links to Service recordings, fellowship pictures & monthly church diaries/ rotas


Who we are:

We are a diverse, close knit and friendly fellowship located in Dagenham in East London, passionate about sharing the gospel with our local 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 each individual human being He created!


About us


OUR PAST~ Our Church came into being in 1929 when the Becontree Estate (once the largest council housing estate outside of the old Soviet Union) was built in part for the families of soldiers who had served in World War 1. In the 1960's the "Dagenham Scheme" was launched (click here to see archive publications). This saw all four of Dagenham's Baptist Churches join together under the guidance of the Senior Minister the Reverend J.J. Brown. During this time, in 1964 our present day church building was erected and what was the "old" church building became our Church Hall. The hall is used by our church organisations which help us bridge-build between the Church and our local community. The Dagenham Scheme came to a natural end in the 1970's when the four Baptist Churches once again became independent whilst continuing to support and encourage each other as each church  seeks to serve God here in  Dagenham.


OUR PRESENT~ We are a diverse, caring and friendly fellowship devoted to serving God. Sunday morning services has a fellowship age range of about 2 to 80 years). Morning worship is "modern traditional" in style with a mixture songs both traditional and contemporary, usually from “Songs & Hymns of Fellowship”. Songs and readings are projected onto a screen with hymn books and the NIV Bibles also available if required. With family life at the heart of our outreach, we hold family services on alternate Sunday mornings with Childrens' Church providing separate time and space for our young ones on the other Sunday mornings. The morning services are usually audio recorded and available to download (see below) and are followed by tea/ coffee and chat after the service for those able to stay.

Our meetings on Sunday and Wednesday evening are very informal times of fellowship, worship, prayer and Bible study.

Our various weekday social and outreach activities are designed to build links between our fellowship and our local community, but were suspended at the onset of the Covid epidemic. We have yet to understand God's leading on restating any of these activities.


OUR FUTURE~ is unknown to us but it is known by God. By faith, we believe that He reveals His plans and mission for us in His way and in His time. Our focus is always 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 hearing loop system for those with hearing difficulties. Both the main church & hall are wheelchair accessible and equipped with with accessible toilets.


Our hall is NOT available for hire to the general public (e.g. for parties etc.)

We are members of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Eastern Area Baptist Association .


What we believe:

About God:

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. 

God the Son is Jesus Christ, God's eternal Son who perfectly shows us God's nature and character.

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.


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 life.


About Baptism: 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 Safeguarding policy to help us ensure the safety and well-being of everyone for whom we feel a responsibility both in our worship and weekday activities.


What's happening at Bec Ave...!

Click here for summaries of recent news both past and in the near future. God willing, our monthly diary (see link below) also gives details about events in the very near future. Our church calendar (see link below) give details about events further into the future.

Please also click on the links below for information about our services and weekday bridge-building activities.


Worship Sunday services and mid week Bible study

Activities for our communities older people: "Young at Heart

Activities for local people of all ages: Art & Craft group

Activities for children and young people: Sunday Childrens Church & Kids Klub.



 Church calendar of both regular and special meetings & events- (Click here)

  Monthly church diary with rotas- July (Click here)

  Fellowship birthday list UPDATED May '24- (Click here)

   Audio Recordings of Sunday morning message- (Click here)

  Fellowship photos- (Click here)

  Church policies & Procedures- (Click here)   

 A collection of historic church documents and literature from our church history: (Click here)


        Contact us- (Click here)


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