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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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Welcome                                                   

About us                                                  

What we believe                                                   

Safeguarding

Weekday activities                                                   

Sermon recordings and pictures

 

Welcome:

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!

About us:

THE PAST~ Our Church came into being 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 was erected in Becontree Avenue. The old church building becoming our Church Hall which is now used both for church activities and in a very limited way by community groups as part of our outreach community“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 1 to 85 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 the 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 and we naturally welcome anyone to worship God with us- our buildings which comply with current government disability acceWhat we believess requirements.

We also meet Sunday evenings for informal worship as well as Wednesday evenings for fellowship, Prayer,

Our various social activities throughout the week are (God willing) intended to build links between our fellowship and our local community. 

We are members of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the 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' meetings" 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.

 THE FUTURE~  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:

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 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 daily living.

About Baptism: 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" (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 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.

 

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.

Contact us

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