Games Evening – Saturday 22nd February, 6.30pm

Everyone is welcome at our free Games Evening (Sat 22nd Feb, 6.30-8.30pm)! There will be a wide range of card and board games, including some familiar favourites and one or two you might not have seen before! If you want to try out something different, we’ll teach you the rules. There’ll be snacks and cakes, plus tea, coffee and squash. We’ll have a short all-age Bible message in the middle of the evening to help you think about some of the big issues of life.

For directions, or to ask a question, please click here. Please use the door round to the right of the building. Children should be accompanied by an adult, thank you.

Job Opportunity – Discipleship Pastor

We are currently looking to appoint a full-time discipleship pastor to work alongside the current pastor at Central Baptist Church, Walthamstow. This worker would have a special focus on training and equipping people within the congregation. The intention is to equip Christians to do various kinds of ministry within the church, and to encourage every believer to help one another grow spiritually.

The role would include discipling (especially through doing one-to-one Bible studies with men), running groups aimed at equipping people for various kinds of ministry (including leadership training), training people in doing one-to-one Bible studies, plus pastoral visitation and occasional preaching. 

For more information, and for details on how to apply, please look at the job advert on the FIEC wesbite (click here). Thank you!

2020 Upcoming Events!

Please do pick up a calendar at any of our services or events, which will tell you about all of our Bible Studies, special services and guest events!

Upcoming events include :

Saturday 22nd February : 6.30-8.30pm, Games Evening. Click here for details.

Sunday 29th March : Fellowship Meal after the Mornign Service, followed by our Annual Report Meeting (NO evening service on that day).

If you have any questions, do contact us here.

Restoration Works

Since The autumn of 2014, and on into May 2015 there was a major restoration project going on. The brick, which were 100 years old in 2014, were in need of cleaning, repair and even replacing in some cases. A local firm, Fullers, who specialise in restoration of historical buildings, did the work under the watchful eye of a conservation architect, Anthony Fensome.

2014 was Our Centenary Year : 100 years of Worship at Orford Road!

In the autumn of 1874, a new church began near Boundary Road (read more here). The church grew and more space was needed. There was also a desire to be closer to the developing town of Walthamstow. So on 13th June 1914, our present building in Orford Road was opened! So 2014 was the centenary of the church worshipping in the building in Orford Road, and we took the opportunity to thank God for his faithfulness of those 100 years.

Over the weekend of the 14th and 15th June 2014, we held special services to thank God for his goodness to the church over 100 years. The Saturday saw a reunion thanksgiving service. We enjoyed seeing old members return to us, and lots of friendships were renewed. Thanks to everyone who helped with the tea for 160-170 people!! Roger Carswell spoke on the privilege of the church to spread the good news of Christ’s suffering, resurrection and the need for repentance leading to the forgiveness of sins.

Sunday morning’s anniversary service included a message on the significance of people, the significance of our service to the Lord and the significance of everyone who has been saved : an encouragement to us all! In the evening, around 250 to 300 people came to the Songs of Praise service. We were glad to be joined by other local churches (including the music group from Grove Hill Evangelical Church who accompanied our sung praise!), as well as some friends, neighbours and family members that were invited. Roger Carswell spoke for a third time, and spoke of why Christians sing … from when they are saved, through every part of life (including suffering) and into heaven itself! See the photos below.

We thank God for a great time together, for helpful Bible teaching, for all who came, for enabling many people in the church to serve together at this time. And we trust God will continue to use his Word in people’s lives!