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We do hope that you will find it both useful and interesting browsing our pages and links to other organisations and useful websites. We hope that it will give you an insight about our fellowship, what we believe, details about what happens at Becontree Avenue ... and when.

Naturally, you are more than welcome to visit us in person for worship or join us for any of our bridge building weekday activities. Feel free to Contact us.

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About us                                                  

What we believe                                                   


Weekday activities                                                   

What's happened and coming up at Bec Ave

Links to Service recordings, Pictures & monthly church diaries/ rotas



We are a close and friendly fellowship located on the border of East London and Essex. 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!


About us:


OUR PAST~ Our Church came into being 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 Scheme" was a new innovation which saw all four of Dagenham's Baptist Churches join together under the Senior Minister Reverend J.J. Brown. The scheme came to an end in the 1970's when the four Baptist Churches once again became independent whilst continuing to support and encourage each other as we serve God in  Dagenham.

In 1964, a new church building was erected at Becontree Avenue, when the original 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).


OUR PRESENT~ As already said, we are a small, caring and friendly fellowship. Sunday morning services has fellowship age range of about 3 to 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 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 recorded and available to download (see below).

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

Our various weekday social and outreach activities (designed to build links between our fellowship and our local community.  Click here for details.

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 main Church building 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. for parties etc.)

We are members of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Eastern Baptist Association  and we periodically join with friends from the many other local Churches in Dagenham both to support each other through both through prayer and encouragement.


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, 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.


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 "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.


Coming up at Bec Ave...!


Anniversary events and meetings:

Our next 90th anniversary event will be our annual Harvest thanksgiving service followed by a fellowship lunch.

Click here for details of our anniversary events.

Click here for our May diary with details of our Easter remembrance and celebration services.  

We 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.

Worship Sunday services and mid week Bible study

Activities for our older people: "Young at Heart

Activities for people of All ages: Art & Craft group

Activities for children and young people: Sundays & Kids Klub.



 Click here to view our monthly Church diary/ rotas

  Click here to hear recent past Sunday Morning Messages.

 Click here to view some fellowship photos


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