Who We Are
We are an active church fellowship seeking to bless all who come to us and those living in Dagenham and surrounding communities.
We come from all different parts of the world and various different backgrounds. On a Sunday morning anywhere between 80-120 of all ages gather to worship God and to hear Him speak to us through the Bible. In the evening a smaller number come for an informal time together.
If you feel church is irrelevant to life today, please come and meet people who feel differently.
If you are new to the ara and seeking a church, let us help you.
If your faith has grown cold, come and warm it up with us.
If you have not been to church in years, give it a go.
What you can expect on a typical Sunday...
We would be pleased to welcome you to our family-friendly church any Sunday. One of our deacons/members will be at the door to greet you when you arrive to make you feel at home.
From 10.50 am - 12 noon there is a family service with a special welcome for children. There are activities for all age ranges and the services are lively and interesting.
If you aren't as young as you used to be, well neither are some of us, we have comfortable chairs, access ramps, accessible toilets and induction loop hearing.Whatever your age, the atmosphere is friendly and informal.
Our Sunday evening meeting is more traditional in style, although still pretty informal, and is from 6.30p.m to 7.30 p.m.
Worship is conducted - usually by our Pastor, the Reverend Mrs. Brenda Toft at 10.50 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. every Sunday.
All Age/Family Service: 10:50am - 12:00 noon
A service for all age groups mixing traditional and contemporary worship styles, making use of PowerPoint, Overhead projector, CD's and traditional hymns.
Children and adults worship together for the first part of the service. The children leave halfway through to attend their own classes. There are classes suitable for all age groups, including a Bible Class for over 11's.
During the school summer holiday Sunday School takes the form of a Children's Club.
On the second Sunday in each month there is an all-age family service when the Brigade Companies parade.
Prayer Meeting: 6:00p.m
Evening Service: 6:30p.m - 7:30p.m
Adult worship, teaching and fellowship, informal in style, preceded by a prayer meeting which starts at around 6 p.m.
Communion is held on the first Sunday in the month in our evening service, and during the morning service on the third Sunday in the month.
We also run Alpha courses for those who want to find out more about Jesus. Please be in touch for details.
We are an established Baptist church affiliated to the Baptist union of Great Britain.
The Church was established in 1927 and has run continuously since that date.
The present building has been refurbished in recent years to provide a safe and comfortable environment.
Activities suitable for girls between the ages of 4 and 21 years take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. onwards during school term time. The primary aim of Girls Brigade is to teach girls to seek, serve and follow Christ. Activities include:-... Craft work ... Civic responsibility ... Good citizenship ... Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes ... Queen's Award scheme ... Camping Expeditions ... Charity Bazaars ... Teamwork ...
Activities suitable for boys between the ages of 4 - 18 years similar to those enjoyed by the Girls Brigade, take place from 6 - 7.45 p.m. on Wednesdays during school term time.
We run a youth club for young people in senior school who come along to our church. This is held once a fortnight and meets on a Monday from 7.00pm-9.00pm. Activities include: pool, table tennis, board games, table football, quiet room and a tuck shop.
An informal, friendly gathering for the over fifties. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at the church between 2.00pm-4.00pm. All welcome! Refreshments provided
Watch and pray group
This meets the first Tuesday in the month from 2.30p.m-3.30p.m. We gather to pray for the work of the church and other things. We usually meet at the church.
This is a new group that meets on Thursdays. We pray together from 7.45pm-8.00pm and then worship God in both new and old songs until around 9.00pm.
This meets around 3-4 times a year and is for parents, carers and children under the age of 5 years old. It is held on a Saturday and during the time together we do craft, sing, have a Bible story, and have refreshments. Please check the front page of the website for details for when the next one is.
At different times of the year some of the men who come along to our church meet together to pray, have food, study the Bible and have fellowship together. (Please check the calendar for dates)