To be welcoming congregations where all (young, families and elderly) grow in the knowledge, love and service of Christ; speaking and living out a unified vision of God’s kingdom within the BDI Circuit in line with “our calling” in the Methodist Church.
The Church exists to increase awareness of God’s presence and to celebrate God’s love
The Church exists to help people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care
The Church exists to make more followers of Jesus Christ
The Church exists to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice
We are a church that believes in Jesus, church that loves God and people.
We follow the teachings of the Methodist Church and are part of its National Structure. The key principles of our practice are summed up in the statement, “Our Calling”
Senior Circuit Superintendent
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Barking, Dagenham and Ilford Circuit is contained within the description of the Methodist Church’s Calling, in that it seeks to enable its local churches to respond to the Gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission. The Circuit endeavours to realise this policy through managing its resources effectively, stimulating vision and encouraging mission initiatives.