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

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 joining us at any of our bridge building weekday activities should they restart in the future.

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We continue to join in prayer with our Christian Brothers and Sisters throughout the world, asking God to bring a lasting and sustainable peace to the Ukraine and surrounding countries.

We pray that God will plant His wisdom into the hearts and minds of the leaders of all the governments of the world throughout these testing times.  

 

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COVID-19 SPECIFIC INFORMATION: UPDATED 17th July 2022

Below outlines our current approach to the management of the Covid-19 virus as well as information about forthcoming meetings etc [see also our church calendar (click here)]. We continue to seek Gods' leading and wisdom as we prayerfully plan for the future- both short and long term.

 

- Although we no longer ask people to wear masks, we shall continue to be seated in a socially distanced manner;

- And, as before, we can all continue to help by trying to limit the surfaces touched within the Church & Hall.

- As we edge closer to post Covid normality, Sunday morning services are now once again followed by refreshments and fellowship.

- Our weekday bridge-building activities remain suspended until further notice.

Any meetings throughout the week will be organized and planned within the framework outlined above. We continue to prayerfully seek God's leading concerning the week-day bridge-building activities (i.e. Young at Heart, Art & Craft group and Kids Klub).

PLEAse click below to see our current Covid-19 secure risk assessments:

Main Church building risk assessment (based on only Sunday morning worship)

Hall building risk assessment (based on only the dance group using the hall)

We do hope that you will find our Covid- 19 related information above both reassuring and useful.

                              Thank you

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SUMMARY OF OUR MEETINGS:

 

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.

 

PLEASE ALSO SEE OUR CHURCH CALENDAR (click here) FOR DETAILS OF ANY OTHER FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS.

 

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:    

Introduction                                                   

About us                                                  

What we believe                                                   

Safeguarding

Weekday activities                                                   

What's happened and coming up at Bec Ave

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

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Introduction:

 

We are a close knit friendly fellowship located in Dagenham which is in East London. We are 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 in the world) was built partially 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. The 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 in  Dagenham.

At Becontree Avenue, a new church building was erected in 1964 and 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 councilor surgeries).

 

OUR PRESENT~ As already said, we are a small, caring and friendly fellowship devoted to serving God. Sunday morning services has a 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 are designed to build links between our fellowship and our local community. Click here for details of our weekday activities.

 

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 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.

 

Whats been happening at Bec Ave...!

 

Click here for summaries of what has happened recently at Bec Ave. God willing, our monthly diary (see link below) 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.

 

  August 2022 Church diary/ rotas- (Click here)

  

  Fellowship birthday list UPDATED JULY 2021- Click here (password protected - previously emailed to fellowship).

 

   Audio Recordings of Sunday morning message- Click here.

 

  Fellowship photos- Click here.

 

 An archive collection of historic church documents and literature from our churches past: Click here

 

        Contact us- (Click here)

 

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