The Importance Of Prayer

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:13-14 What is it about prayer that is so important (or should be) to us as Christians and disciples? Not only is it what we are commanded to do, but it is how Jesus lived His life; constantly praying to the Lord for clarity, guidance and… Read More

We Finally Have Clarity!

If you’re close to or a part of our church family you know we have had a real vision and a heart for opening a community cafΓ© for a very long time. A space that would be a charity in it’s own right to help serve the needs of the community, from the oldest to the youngest: a space that residents can come and hang out together and feel connected but also network and get advice on money matters, mental health and careers. However after working through the idea in a workshop… Read More

Dream Themes

“All of them were united in prayer, gripped with one passion, interceding night and day.” Acts 1:14 In the spirit of Rewilding The Church, over the last couple of months we have used our Monday Hubs to pause and listen to what He is telling us as a church to do here in Barking Riverside; not only our next steps as a church but how we can help those in our community thrive. Each week the same sort of themes kept coming out of our prayers and discussions, even discussions outside of… Read More

We’re Official! What a week….

Tuesday morning was a big deal. “I commission you to work together with all God’s people, so that Christ may be made known and his kingdom established” +Peter Hill, Bishop of Barking, to Church at Barking Riverside 18th May 2021 “Together, by God’s grace, we give ourselves to the ministry of the gospel in these communities, to work for God’s kingdom of justice and peace, and to share the message of Christ” The people who are Church at Barking Riverside, to one another and +Peter, 18th May 2021 Two and half years… Read More