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


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Assn Prayer list for August 2014
3rd - Otley, 10th - Rattlesden, 17th - Somersham, 24th - Stoke Ash, 31st - Inter-church fellowship.
September 2014
7th - Restart of week-night activities, 14th - Sunday School work, 21st - Special harvest services, 28th - Stowmarket.

Association Events August 2014
16th-23rd Beach Mission at Hunstanton
September 2014
8th FOY Committee. 38 Wordsworth Rd, Stowmarket IP14 1TT - 7.45pm
15th Pilgrim Homes, Gt Finborough, Harvest Praise led by CJoyful Noyse. Speaker Pastor Philip Kettle (Cransford) - 7.15pm
15th Executive & Directors Committee at CHRBC - 7pm
17th GBWA (EA) Annual Rally @ Kesgrave - 2.30pm
22nd Annual Meetings Committee @ CHRBC - 7pm
October 2014
4th AGBC (South East) Annual Meeting at New Town Baptist Church, Chesham, Bucks - 10.00am
13th Evangelism & Outreach @ CHRBC - 7pm
15th GBWA (EA) 'Taking the fear out of Dementia'@ Stowmarket - 10.30am
15th Pilgrim Homes - Gt Finborough Annual Thanksgiving Service - Speaker Pastor Adam Blowes (Horham) - 7.15pm
18th FOY Challenge Evening @ Stowmarket - 7.45pm
November 2014
1st Pilgrim Homes - Gt Finborough Gift Day/Coffee Morning - 10.00am
14th FOY Sports Event - location TBA - 7.45pm
17th Executive & Directors Committee at CHRBC - 7pm
22nd GBWA Day Conference @ The Slade, Plumstead - 10.00am
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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