News from the Network

A diverse group of faith leaders in Barking and Dagenham gathered together recently to hear about an exciting new programme that will see faith groups getting involved in running vital health-focused projects for their communities. Barking and Dagenham is both one of the most deprived boroughs in London and has one of the lowest life expectancies for its residents in the country. Cancer and cardiovascular disease are some of the…
On 23rd May, the Church Elm Hub celebrated its first anniversary with an event attended by local residents, volunteers and councillors. Alongside time for conversation, enjoying food provided by volunteers,…

What is the Faith Leaders Network?

We are a network of leaders from different faith groups across Barking and Dagenham, united by a desire to meet local needs through practical acts of service.

Typically already engaged in projects and outreach activities individually, our members come together to build relationships, share experiences and learning, and develop and deliver new collaborative programmes of support, avoiding duplication and multiplying our impact.

Our current focus is health inequalities.

With Barking and Dagenham having a significantly worse life expectancy for residents than the national average and with preventable diseases such as certain forms of cancer linked to lifestyle choices and cardiovascular disease, our communities need support to change these figures.

The Faith Leaders Network will be running projects through its members to help their communities deal with some of these challenges. Faith groups will be able to design projects that tackle particular health inequalities present in their groups, while also providing messaging and signposting to other health initiatives. The faith leaders will also have access to health professionals, who will be able to provide advice, help run sessions particularly around health screening, and provide health messaging. 

If you would like to join the network or find out more about our work, please get in touch with us via the contact form below.

Find us here

  • Harmony Christian Ministries

    Harmony Community Projects, Concord House, Kemp Road, Dagenham, UK

  • Flowing Rivers Ministries

    Flowing Rivers, Broad Street, Dagenham, UK

  • Chadwell Health Baptist Church

    Chadwell Heath Baptist Church, High Road, Romford, UK

  • Dagenham Churches Together

    Church Elm Hub, Dagenham Learning Centre, 1 Church Elm Lane, RM10 9QS

  • On The Rock International Ministries

    64 Woodrush Way, Dagenham, Romford RM6 5BL, UK

  • Christ Apostolic Church – Kingdom Builders

    Dagenham Parish Hall, Exeter Road, Dagenham, UK

  • Christ Apostolic – Church Refiner’s House

    Jo Richardson Community School, Gale Street, Dagenham, UK

  • Christ Apostolic Church – God is Love

    St Augustine's CofE Church, Birbeck Road, Romford, RM7 0QP

  • Community Resources

    The Hub at Castle Point, 163 Bennett's Castle Lane, Dagenham, RM8 3YJ

  • Barking Churches Unite

    The Source, 37A Vicarage Fields Shopping Centre, Barking, IG11 8DH

  • Barking Elim Church

    93 Axe Street, Barking, IG11 7LZ

  • Alnoor Cultural and Educational Trust

    170 Gascoigne Road, Barking, IG11 7LH

  • St Chad’s CofE Church

    Eric Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM6 6JH

  • Barking Muslim Association

    Al Madina Mosque, 2 Victoria Road, Barking, IG11 8PY

  • Kingsley Hall

    Kingsley Hall, Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, RM9 5NB

  • Powerhouse International Ministries

    Units 3 & 4, 280 Oxlow Lane, Dagenham, RM10 8LP

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