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Before you explore our website and find out about what we do as a fellowship, we think it is important that you know a little about who we are and what is important to us. If after reading about us you want to visit or contact us, our details are at the bottom of this page. Please read on...

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We are a small, caring and friendly fellowship on the border of East London and Essex. 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!

Who we are:

THE PAST~ Our Church came into being in 1929 when the Becontree Estate (at that time the largest council housing estate in the world) was built in East London, by the London County Council for the families of soldiers who had served in World War 1. In the 1960's the Dagenham scheme saw the Baptist Churches of Dagenham formally work together under a senior minister Rev J.J. Brown. As previously mentioned, today each of the four Baptist Churches are fully independent whilst continuing to support and encourage each other. A replacement church building was erected in 1964 when the old church building became our church hall which is now used both for church activities and in a limited way by community groups as part of our “bridge building”.

THE PRESENT~ As already said, we are a small, caring and friendly fellowship with about 30~35 people regularly attending Sunday morning services, currently ranging in age from about 2 to 85 years.  We also meet Sunday and Wednesday evenings for Prayer and Praise and Bible study. We also run various social activities throughout the week which build links between us and our local community both as part of our outreach as well as meeting community needs

Our Sunday worship is fairly traditional but flexible with the singing accompanied by keyboard. Songs are a mixture of both new and old from “Songs & Hymns of Fellowship”. Songs and readings are usually projected onto a screen, although hymn books and the New International Version of The Bible is also available in the pews. The church building has a loop system for those with hearing difficulties and we welcome those with any disabilities into our buildings which comply with current government disability access requirements.

We are members of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Eastern Baptist Association  and are one of four Baptist churches in Dagenham that share good mutual relations. We also regularly join with other churches in the borough for 'Prayer for Dagenham' meetings" click here for meeting dates. These are opportunities to support each other both through prayer and in practical ways as we all seek to bring the Gospel to our borough.


THE FUTURE~  We are committed to seeking and doing what God wants us to do as we reach out to the people of Dagenham with the Good News of salvation. Our future therefore is in God's hands!

Our Statement of intent.- “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”.

What we believe:

About God: We believe in the triune of God.

GOD THE FATHER who made us loves us, has good plans for us and longs for us to know Him as our gracious heavenly Father, full of tenderness and loving care. 

GOD THE SON is Jesus Christ, God's eternal Son who perfectly shows us God's nature and character. Jesus Himself said: - "Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father". (John 14.v9). It is only through the 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 11.v.6).

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT is given to us by God the Father and Son to reveal the truths of God, Jesus and the Bible to his followers.  He comes to teach, inspire and strengthen us in our Christian lives. Without the help of the Holy Spirit God's truth would be dry dogma and worship a meaningless ritual.

About the Bible: We believe the bible is God's inspired word to us and the key to fulfillment in personal, family and social life. "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path" (Psalm 119.105). We place a strong emphasis on teaching the practical relevance of the word of God to all aspects of daily living.

 About Baptism: We believe that baptism by full immersion is biblical and is a demonstration of an individuals personal response having acknowledged being imperfect (a sinner), has 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).

Safeguarding- Keeping Everyone Safe!

We believe that it is important that everyone 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 as the means by which we aim to ensure the safety and wellbeing 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.


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

Worship Sunday services and mid week Bible study

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

Activities for our older people: "Young at Heart

Activities for people of All ages: Art & Craft group & Coffee Morning

To hear some past Sunday Morning Messages: click here

  Click here to view some photos

         Click here to download a copy of the fellowship picture with names.

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