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Dates for your diary:

The Association ABM & AGM 2016 is from 9.30am on Saturday 30th April 2016.

God willing the 2016 Association Annual Tent Meetings will be held on Fri 24th and Sat 25th June 2016 at Athelington Hall, Horham IP21 5EJ. Please keep these dates free.

The Association of Grace Baptist Churches (East Anglia) Ltd

For over 180 years our present Association has stood true to the doctrines as set out in the Articles of Faith. There are currently 30 member Churches, each one witnessing to the truths of the gospel of God's grace.

Our Association of Churches originally developed out of the Suffolk and Norfolk Association of Baptist Churches, which had existed since 1771. The formation of the 'second' Association took place at Grundisbugh in September 1829 and a letter sent from the first meeting emphasised the renewed desire: "... to preserve in an Association of Baptist Churches in this County, the doctrine of The Cross, uncorrupted by a system which can rest on no basis but that of General Redemption and Universal Salvation".

Beach mission in Hunstanton
(Photo) Beach mission in Hunstanton

In 1829, the original Association was composed of 24 Churches and although it took time to establish a settled membership, the new Association (Suffolk & Norfolk Association of Strict Baptist Churches), knew much blessing and within 7 years the membership stood at 1700.

In 1986 the name of the Association became 'Association of Grace Baptist Churches (East Anglia), bringing uniformity with our sister Associations in the South East and East Midlands, as well as our Grace Baptist Mission and the 'demominational' periodical, Grace Magazine, seeing also the introduction of Grace Hymns soon after.

To download the NEW Training Fund info sheet and application form (PDF) please click here
To access the Association's 2014-15 Handbook please click here
To access the Spring 2015 Association News Update
click here
To email the Administrator please click here


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Assn Prayer list for
Dec 2015
6th Beccles, 13th Bradfield & Rougham, 20th Special Christmas Services, 27th All East Anglian Pastors.

Jan 2016

Revival in the new year ahead, 10th Brockley, 17th Charsfield, 24th Celmondiston, 31st Cransford.

Feb 2016

7th Crowfield, 14th Great Blakenham, 21st, Pastorless Churches, 28th Itinerant Preachers.

Events - December 2015
14th Annual Meetings Committee (Sub Committee). 7pm
January 2016
11th Area FOY committee meeting at 22 Turner Road, Stowmarket IP14 1UD. 7.45pm
February 2016
1st Executive & Directors Committee at CHRBC. 7pm
5th Area FOY. Dodge Ball. CHRBC. 7.45pm
29th Executive & Directors Committee at CHRBC. 7pm
March 2016
7th Annual Meetings Committee at CHRBC. 7pm.
9th Annual Meetings Committee at Stoke Ash Baptist Church. 7pm.
18th Area FOY. Quizzer and Chips. Venue TBA. 7.45pm
April 2016
22nd-24th Area FOY. Letton Hall Weekend.
30th Association AGM & ABM at Stowmarket
Also listed on our Diary of Events page

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Administrator: Peter Green, c/o: Stowmarket Baptist Church, Bury Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1HF
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