Bethel – London’s Riverside Church has had an active involvement in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham since it’s commencement in 1927.

Located within the Dagenham boundaries for the whole of that time, the Church has always run activities for the benefit of the community and for the community to get involved in. A large number of these activities have been running for decades in some format or another in our local town and continue to be adapted to continue to meet the needs of our growing community.

We recognise that in today’s society it is vital to have community cohesion and that the area of Barking and Dagenham can be served better by working together in partnership with other local agencies who are also here for the benefit, development and improvement of our town as well as working cross-culturally with the many different nationalities who now call Barking and Dagenham their home. This has been developed over recent years through a number of our Community focused departments and we now have a large number of agencies in our network who provide invaluable assistance and advice and will provide support and resources whenever possible to bring change to a situation.

For more information about our community involvement, please use the links in the menu on the left.