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:
Our Church came into
in 1929 when the
Becontree Estate (once the largest council housing estate in the world) was
built in East London by the London County Council- in part for the families
of soldiers who had served in World War 1. In the 1960's the then innovative
"Dagenham Scheme" saw all four of the Baptist Churches of Dagenham join
together under a senior minister Rev J.J. Brown. Today each of the four
Baptist Churches serve God independently whilst continuing to support and
encourage each other.
In 1964, a new church building
in Becontree Avenue. The old
our Church Hall which is now used both
church activities and
in a very limited way
community groups as part of our outreach community“bridge building”.
As already said, we are a
small, caring and friendly fellowship
with about 30~35
attending Sunday morning services, currently ranging in age from about
years is fairly traditional in style with a mixture both old and modern
songs taken from “Songs & Hymns of Fellowship” and accompanied by a
keyboard. Songs and readings are projected onto a screen with hymn books and
NIV Bibles also available if required.
The morning sermon is usually recorded and available to download (see nelow).
The church building
has a loop system for those with hearing difficulties
naturally welcome anyone to worship God with us- our buildings which comply
government disability access requirements.
We also meet Sunday evenings for informal worship as well as Wednesday
evenings for fellowship, Prayer,
various social activities throughout the week
(God willing) intended to build
our fellowship and our local
We are members of the
Baptist Union of Great Britain and
Eastern Baptist Association .
As well as linking occasionally with friends at the other
Baptist churches in Dagenham, we also regularly join with
other churches in the borough for 'Prayer for Dagenham'
click here for meeting dates.
These are opportunities for all churches
in Dagenham to support each other through prayer and in practical ways as we
all seek to bring the Gospel to our borough.
Our future is unknown but
always in God's hands. Our focus being always to seek to follow God's
leading and serve the people of Dagenham by bringing the Good News of
salvation to our community.
What we believe:
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 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. 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 and the key to fulfillment in
spiritual, 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
We believe that baptism by full immersion is biblical and also a
demonstration of an individuals personal response having acknowledged being
imperfect (a sinner) and having repented of those sins, 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"
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 it is important that everyone (young and old) 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 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.
To hear some
past Sunday Morning Messages:
Click here to view some photos
Click here to download
a copy of the fellowship picture with names.
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