We’re already very well connected!

Locally, Becontree Church was planted by Dagenham Parish Church, and meets with them and six other local churches, to pray together, and combine on bigger events for outsiders to hear about Christianity.

In London we are part of Co-Mission, a growing network seeking to plant and establish 60 churches by 2025.

We are Anglican, and belong nationally to the Anglican Mission, and the worldwide Anglican community, GAFCON.

In addition to this, Mike and Debbie are missionaries with ‘Crosslinks’, a recognised Anglican mission agency.

We have a great relationship with  ‘London City Mission’, who have a passion to serve unreached areas of London with the gospel.


But, Becontree Church exists for those on the Becontree Estate.  Those who’ve never been to church before, or Christians seeking careful Bible teaching and caring relationships, will feel at home.

mikeMike Reith

Mike is the leader of Becontree Church. He is a recently retired CofE vicar (though “under-age” for retirement!). For 20 years he was the Vicar of Dagenham Parish Church.

He is married to Debbie, a Speech and Language Therapist who works locally. They have two children and, as a result, many grey hairs. They cycle everywhere, and use a tandem when they are cycling anywhere together.

You can contact Mike by emailing mike@becontreechurch.com or tweet @becontreemike



Hannah Newham

Hannah is our Families Worker. She organises the teams who run our weekly groups, which includes a Tuesday stay-and-play session for Mums and little ones, and Friday and Sunday groups for primary age.

She is married to Rob, and they’ve a son who’s just turning one!




Rob Newham

Rob is employed by London City Mission. He assists in our first-contact with newcomers. He works alongside Mike to serve and care for the church,
and lead our Sunday and mid-week meetings.