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Dates for your diary: God willing the 2015 Association Annual Tent Meetings will be held on Fri 26th and Sat 27th June 2015 at Athelington Hall, Horham IP21 5EJ. Please keep these dates free.

David Piper has stepped down as the Association Administrator after 26 years loyal service. David and his wife Pat are pictured above after a presentation by the local churches in appreciation of all their hard work.

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 November 2014 Association News Update please click here
To email the Administrator please click here


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Assn Prayer list for February 2015
1st - Cransford, 8th - Crowfield, 15th - Gt Blakenham, 22nd - Pastorless Churches.
March 2015
1st - Itinerant Preachers, 8th Women's Fellowships, 15th - Grundisburgh, 22nd - Men's Fellowships, 29th - Horham.
April 2015
5th - South East Association, 12th - Shepherd Drive (Ips), 19th - Association ABM and AGM, 26th - CHRBC (Ips).
May 2015
3rd - Whitton (Ips), 10th - Zoar (Ips), 17th Tent Erection Team, 24th - Young people at exam times , 31st - Kesgrave.

Association Events March 2015
2nd Executive & Directors Committee at CHRBC - 7pm
9th Annual Meetings Committee @ CHRBC - 7pm
20th Suffolk Area FOY Quizzer & Chips. 7.45-9.30pm at Kesgrave Baptist Church. Cost £1 per person. Leaders please let Darren Noller know you are entering by 13th March on 07504 559690.
April 2015
25th Association AGM and ABM at Stowmarket - 9.30am
May 2015
11th Evangelism & Outreach @ CHRBC - 7pm
16th Suffolk Area FOY Football Tournament, Gorsland Primary School, Martlesham. Cost £1.00 per person. Leaders please let Andy Sampson know you are entering before the event as it is limited to 12 teams.
18th Area FOY meeting at 38 Wordsworth Rd, Stowmarket IP14 1TT. All welcome
June 2015
26th-27th Association Annual Tent Meetings at Athelington Hall
12th Suffolk Area FOY Summer Event TBA
Also listed on our Diary of Events page

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