Our history


Old picture of the Eden Baptist Church

 

Our building ...

The Stanford family of Lingfield and Haxted Mill joined other Baptist families in moving to the town and gradually built their church at the bottom end of the town, by the Eden River bridge. You can see plaques with their names on the front wall.

There are also height markers for flood warnings against south side of building.

Our fellowship ...

Eden church

The Eden Church was formed by the joining of two Baptist churches (Edenbridge and Marlpit Hill). For a number of years we had worked together, particularly on outreach projects, and this led to a conviction that God wanted us to be one new church. In early 2001 we began to worship together each Sunday and formed a provisional joint leadership team. In 2003 our formal amalgamation took place.

We give praise to God for this new birth!

So why has God brought us together?

Jesus said, "As the Father has sent me, I am sending you" (John 20:21)

During 2001/2002 we spent time reading the Scriptures and praying, seeking to understand what it means to be caught up in the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. The outcome of our reflections are expressed in our Covenant of Membership. This Covenant is to be renewed annually by each member signing it individually at a special service. Those coming into membership between these services can add their names to the Covenant at any designated celebration of communion.

 

Updated on Mon, 21 Apr 2014