Hello and welcome to our Website here at Becontree Avenue Baptist Church. We do hope that browsing our web pages and its links to other websites will be both useful and interesting and that it will give you an insight into what we believe, "who we are" as well as 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 by joining us at any of our bridge building weekday activities should they restart in the future.
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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:
What we believe
What's happened and coming up at Bec Ave
Links to Service recordings, fellowship pictures & monthly church diaries/ rotas
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. During this time, in 1964 a new church building was erected and the "old" 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). The Dagenham 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.
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 6 to 75 years). Morning 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, worship 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 .
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.
What's happening at Bec Ave...!
Click here for summaries of recent news both past and in the near future. God willing, our monthly diary (see link below) also 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.
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)
Monthly church diary with rotas- December (Click here)
Fellowship birthday list UPDATED January '23- (Click here)
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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Becontree Avenue Baptist Church does not accept responsibility or liability for any contents of any external online content accessed via our links.
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Last modified: 26/11/2023