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About Us

When We Meet

Sunday Morning Service time : 10:30 AM Sunday
Evening Prayer meeting: 06:00 PM Sunday

Monthly Evening Communion Service: 06:30 PM First Sunday of The Month

What to expect

We gather together to worship Jesus. We’re not formal; we’re not polished. However, we are a grateful people who want to gather together to worship Jesus, love each other and love our community. We are far from perfect, but we worship and thank the One who is.

Anyone and everyone is invited to join us each Sunday.

What We Do

We run a number of activities at the church, for people of all ages.  Check out the What We Do section under the Main Menu at the top for more info.


A church member is someone who is committed to the work that God is doing through a local church. If you love Jesus and want to serve Him with us, then feel free to apply for membership. If you want to become a member, fill out this form and hand it in to the office.

We exist

to love God; to love church and love Ilford.

Love God

Jesus tells us that the highest virtue is to love God with all of our being. Our love for God is a response to his love for us. The only reasonable response to God’s love for us in the gospel is to love him in return. “And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment.” Matthew 22:37-38

Love Church

We love each other in church by doing life together, supporting each other and helping to build members up.  So that we can live the life that Jesus set us free to live, when he died for us on the cross. 

Love Ilford

When we see the love that God has for us, we not only respond with love towards God, but we respond by loving each other in the Community. Whether by gospel outreach or providing for people's physical needs. Jesus tells us that next to loving God, this is the most important commandment. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” John 13:34

What We believe

At Cranbrook Baptist Church, it is all about Jesus!

At Cranbrook, we want the good news of Jesus Christ to shape the way we live every day. Jesus shows us how to live by his example in the Bible. He came to serve others; not to be served and he did this by his life, death and resurrection because of his incredible love for us to bring us back into relationship with God. This love enables us to truly love others and in doing this we bring glory and honour to God.

Our priority is to get to know Him, and everyone is invited to join us. We have a few basic beliefs that unite us as a church. 

1. There is one God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Always has been, always will be.
2. Humanity rebelled against this God, choosing to live as if He doesn’t even exist.
3. God promised to make this right, and so He sent His Son to live the perfect life, die the perfect death, and rise from the grave in order that humanity might be rescued.
4. All those who have faith in Jesus enjoy Him now on earth, and will live with Him forever when He returns to restore all of creation.

For our Statement of Faith, click here

Our Story

We are a community church in the heart of Ilford who believe that it is all about Jesus. Cranbrook Baptist Church is a people of many different ages, races, and backgrounds, who are seeking to love Jesus, love one another, and love Ilford. We are a Baptist church; members of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the London Baptist Association and the Evangelical Alliance. Yet we are an unusual church, and we do not easily fit standard descriptions.

Our members come from a wide range of experiences of Christ and express their discipleship in equally varied ways. However, we do have some strong uniting factors. There is a great sense of family and love for one another here, as well as a belief that we have been called to live and work together as Christians in Ilford. Primarily, we are centred around the person and work of Jesus Christ, who is the leader of our church.

The following declaration was adopted at a meeting of the church on February 1st 1900 and is one with which the Church would still wish to identify itself:

“We ... having already made personal confession of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ as our Redeemer and Saviour, either by Baptism or by union with some acknowledged body of Christians ... hereby resolve to unite together in worship and fellowship as a Church of Jesus Christ, meeting in Cranbrook Baptist Church, Ilford, to carry on Christian work in the neighbourhood, and in connection with the Baptist Denomination."