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.

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

All of our volunteers who work with children and vulnerable adults have up to date enhanced disclosure checks, and we have a Safeguarding Officer, and implement the attached Safeguarding policy

Should you need to report anything, please email Verona at vilaw22@gmail.com.

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.


Rob Newham

Rob is the pastor and one of the elders at Becontree Church, and has lived in Dagenham since 2015. He initially worked for London City Mission, before taking on leadership at the start of 2020.
Rob grew up in rural Sussex, and enjoys five a side football.

You can email Rob for general enquiries at rob@becontreechurch.com


Sam Norman

Sam is a Yr 6 primary school teacher in Tower Hamlets. He is married to Bethan, and they have three children.

Sam is an elder and preaches regularly. He often leads music, and helps to run our discipleship group for those who are new to the church or the Christian faith.



Team Leaders

In Becontree, we have different teams for different aspects of church life. The teams and leaders are:

Welcome & Refreshments       Children and Youth            Women’s Work
Verona Lawrence                         Tom Harrop                      Hannah Newham



We are supported wonderfully behind the scenes by four excellent trustees:




       Natalie                   Jason                  Kenny                      Verona