Welcome to Bonny Downs Baptist Church!
Although we are not physically gathering on Sundays at the moment due to Covid, we are still church!
Please see below for the different ways that we as a Church Community have been connecting
Church Prayer Walk
On Sundays we hold a weekly Church Prayer Walk on Flanders Field. Come rain or shine, the field is open from 11am-12 noon every Sunday and you are very welcome to join us.....well behaved dogs on a lead are also welcome!
PLEASE NOTE: Prayer walks are done in 2's and we practice 'social distancing' at all times.
Songs Of Praise
On Sunday 17th January our Walking Church hosted Songs of Praise!
It portrays our inclusive and creative church beautifully. Please click on the link below:
The episode is called 'Faith in Action' and it features our walking church, Walking Football and interviews
BD Virtual Church
We hold regular Sunday Worship online, via Facebook, between 10.30-11am this time includes a virtual communion service
Go to (or join) Facebook and search for 'BD Virtual Church Services' or click on Link below. We livestream the service. Join live, add your comments, prayers and responses and be ready with bread and juice to share communion together from our home
Daily Morning Offices
Join Sally via Facebook 'BD Virtual Church Services' or click on link below, live at 8am every weekday for 20 minutes.
These start your day with an intention to be quiet and wait before God and provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with God, yourself and each other!
Prayer Walks in 2's
Lockdown encourages us to meet with one other person in a park to get fresh air and stay connected. Don't wait to be invited. Be the person to reach out to someone and offer an hour walking in the park to catch up and support one another.
And while you meet and walk, could you be the person to offer to pray - quietly or aloud?
Or suggest you spend at least some of the time together saying what beautiful things are still present in the world - notice all the goodness around and say it aloud.
Company, gratitude and fresh air are the simple but most effective ways to help each other keep depression at bay.
If you feel this would help you, be the person to act...get your diary and phone out now and invite a friend, someone else working from home, a neighbour, another home schooling parent...and fix a time to do this together this week
Regular Doses of Scripture
Our current preaching series will lead you through passages exploring the Call to Follow Jesus. Why not read ahead and use these to help you hear God yourself?
One way is to use 3 simple questions about any passge you read...
1) What does this story teach me about God?
2) What does it tell me about people?
3) What does it tell me about myself?
Bonny Downs Church
Please see below for information on Bonny Downs Church and details of our services which will recommence once Government guidelines allow us too
Bonny Downs is a beautifully diverse family of people all journeying together to grow in our relationship with God. Our church has been worshipping and serving our neighbours in the East Ham South community for more than a century. If you are interested in exploring faith then please come and check us out. Catch up with our latest news on our Facebook page
Bonny Downs is an officially inclusive Church and is part of the Inclusive Church which is a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision:
"We believe in inclusive Church - church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ."
Bonny Downs Baptist Church is also a registered Charity, Charity number 1136987 and is affiliated with the London Baptist Association. Our church is led by Dave & Sally Mann and we are part of a network of 3 sister congregations in the London Borough of Newham:
Bonny Downs Baptist Church meets in The Well Community Centre from 10.30am – 12.00pm every Sunday morning.
Bonny Downs Portuguese Speaking Fellowship, led by Olga & Santos, meets from 1-3pm in Bonny Downs Church Hall every Sunday afternoon.
Royal Docks Community Church meets from 5.30 – 7.00pm every Sunday in Britannia Village Hall, West Silvertown. (See https://www.royaldockschurche16.com for more info about the Royal Docks congregation.)
Bonny Downs don't take up a money offering collection during our services, however - if you would like to give towards the work of the church, one off or regular donations can be given on link above through give.net.
Thank you for your generosity!