We are a close and
friendly fellowship located on the border of East London and Essex.
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
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
all four of Dagenham's
Baptist Churches join together under
Reverend J.J. Brown. The scheme came to an end in the 1970's when the four Baptist Churches
whilst continuing to support and encourage each other as we serve God in
In 1964, a new church
church building became
our Church Hall.
The hall is now in regular use
by our church organisations which help bridge between the Church and
our local community. The hall is also used
in a very limited way by
as a community resource (e.g. local councillor surgeries).
As already said, we are a
small, caring and friendly fellowship.
Sunday morning services
has fellowship age range of about 3
90 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
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 recorded and available to download
Prayer and Bible study.
our fellowship and our local
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OUR FUTURE~ is
unknown to us but 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
has a loop system for those with hearing difficulties.
Both the main church & hall are wheelchair accessible and equipped with with
large accessible toilets.
Please note that our hall is NOT available for hire to the general public (e.g.
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 life.
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
up at Bec Ave...!
Anniversary events and meetings:
In 2019 we
celebrate 90 years of witness and service to God in this, our local community. To
mark this exciting mile stone, we are
holding some special events throughout the year in to celebrate this special
anniversary year. Some events are mainly for the regular fellowship whilst others
(in addition to our regular bridge-building events) are particularly also for the wider local community.
Click here for details of our
Our next event on Sunday 31st March- our annual Mothering Sunday Service at
10.30am as ever,
all are invited to join us in worship and recognition of the care given by
all mothers and "mother figures". British Summer Time also starts this
weekend (clocks go forward 1 hour).
would love it if past members/ friends with whom we have lost contact can share
with us in this celebration year. If you are a past member/ friend please feel free to
contact us by email.
Please also click on the links below for information about our services and
regular bridge-building activities.
Click here to view
our monthly Church diary/ rotas
Click here to hear
past Sunday Morning Messages.
Click here to view some
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