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Thank you for visiting our website. We do hope that you will find it both useful and interesting. This first page hopefully gives you an insight about our fellowship, what we believe, details about what we do... and when. It includes links to other pages on our site as well other useful websites. You are more than welcome to visit us for worship or join us for any of our bridge building weekday activities. Please read on...


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We are a fairly small and friendly fellowship on the border of East London and Essex and 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 Dagenhams four independent Baptist Churches join together under the lead by Rev J.J. Brown. Today the four Baptist Churches once again independently serving God in Dagenham whilst continuing to support and encourage each other. In 1964, a new church building was erected in Becontree Avenue when the original church building became our Church Hall- now used both for church bridge building activities for the community and in a very limited way by community (local councillor surgeries etc).

OUR PRESENT~ As already said, we are a small, caring and friendly fellowship. Our fellowship has a wide age range from about 3 to 85 years). Although our worship style is fairly traditional we sing a mixture both old and modern songs. 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 twice a month with Chidrens' Church providing separate time and space for our young ones. The Sunday morning reading and message is usually recorded and freely available to download (see below).

Sunday and Wednesday evenings aare alsi time of informal fellowship, Prayer, praise and Bible study.

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  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.

OUR FUTURE~ is unknown to us but not to God, His mission for us being revealed in His way and in His time. Our focus has and will be 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.

We naturally welcome anyone to worship God with us. Our buildings are fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs.

Our hall is NOT available for hire to the general public (for parties etc.)

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 lifes.

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 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 through our activities.


For your diary...!


16.10.16 Harvest thanksgiving

Join us for our informal family craft service as we thank God providing all our needs throughout the year. Harvest gifts (preferably non perishable) will go to Mill Grove- a local childrens and family outrach work reliant on Gods provision to sustain it. This mornings service will be followed by an open fellowship lunch (all welcome). If you intend coming as a visitor you wish to stay for lunch, please let us know (for catering purposes).


5.11.16 TBC "Sparklers & spuds" evening... an evening to enjoy bonfire night in a very small, simple way with sparklers, jacket potato's, sausages a small bonfire and a Guy Fawkes figure making competition. Free and open to all. This event is to be confirmed- please contact us for details.

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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