We are a
small, caring and friendly fellowship on the border of
East London and Essex. If you are looking for
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:
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
in 1964 when the
church building became
church hall which is now
church activities and
in a limited way by
community groups as part of our “bridge building”.
As already said, we are a
small, caring and friendly fellowship with about
people regularly attending Sunday morning services, currently ranging in age from about
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
between us and our local
as part of
our outreach as well as meeting
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
International Version of The Bible
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.
members of the
Baptist Union of Great Britain
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”.
believe in the triune of God.
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:
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
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).
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.
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
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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questions or comments about this web site.
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