The story of our first five years…

by Mike Reith on 14th May 2015

Significant things last!

Way back in 1930, Captain Dawson, a Christian man, wanted people on a new estate in Dagenham to hear about Jesus Christ. He built a hall and made a good start, but died before it opened!

The hall (now called The Dawson Christian Centre) was given over to London City Mission (better known as LCM) who for many years ran a centre of Christian compassion to the community. In June 2023, the site came under the ownership of Becontree Church.

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Left: William and Chris Deane who worked out of Dawson Hall as missionaries for many years, and retired back in 2016.
Right: The toddler group back in May 2015