Fryerns Baptist Church

Welcome to Fryerns Baptist Church’s website! We are delighted to have this opportunity to introduce you to the ministry here in Basildon, Essex.

New to the church or area and want to know more? Click here.

News and church events:

  • Fryerns Baptist Church would like to announce the death of our beloved church member Mr Harry Huyton. Harry has been an encouragement to many over the years and a much-loved part of the fellowship. He passed away in the early hours of 3rd August 2020. His funeral will be on held on the 17th August 2020 in Riverside chapel, Basildon. However, due to the current restrictions, on mass gatherings in places of worship only 30 family members and close friends will be able to attend.  For more information contact Pastor Ben at Pray for God’s comfort upon his wife, Cynthia and the immediate family, friends and church family who were touched by his testimony and love for Christ.  Click for more here.
  • *** Regathering Announcement***:
    In line with the recent church risk assessment to reduce Covid-19 transmission within the church as we regather on Sun 02 August:
    – Please do not come to church if you have unexplained fever or symptoms of suspected covid-19.
    -Those over 70 years and those medically vulnerable are advised to heed health guidance in line with government guidance not to attend face to face mass meetings (for the time being).
    But for those who will attend face to face Sunday worship:
    – Please let us know you intend to attend so that an appropriate seat or seats are reserved for you or family. Email:
    – Ensure you arrive early (from 10.30 am) and should follow the one-way traffic system in place.
    – You will be expected to wear a facial covering/mask and use available hand sanitisers at entrance/exit sites.
  • Current guidance – on safe use of worship places – released 29th June 2020.
  • To join in with other worshippers for online  ZOOM video conferencing for either  bible study on Wednesdays at 7.30pm or Sunday worship at 11am please send a request to: .

Recorded sermons will still be available for listening and downloading – Go here.

  • MISSIONS SUNDAY: Focusing on mission this year we have created a special mission page. Go here or click on image above.

Looking back :

  • On 28th Feb – our dear sister in Christ – Eleanor  Jones (wife) to  our pastor Ben Jones went to be with the Lord. The church leadership thanks all friends and family members who attended Eleanor’s memorial and thanksgiving service on Saturday 14th March 2020. The church will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with the pastor and his family – we thank you for your support and prayers.
  • Teen Challenge visited Fryerns on Sun 8th March 2020 – Here is the testimony of George a young man who came to faith in Christ and was able to kick addiction to drugs and overcome struggles of a difficult childhood. Andy an engineer shares of hope he found in Christ and a love for the Bible that came when he came across Teen Challenge while struggling with additction. Link to Teen Challenge here.
  • CHRISTIAN INSTITUTE was at Fryerns Baptist Church and presented a talk: Identity matters -who am I? Wed 4th March 2020.
  • Mother and toddler group “BABY STEPS” is every Tuesday at 8.45am to 11am during term time only.
  • We will be praying for and supporting Christian Prison’s Resourcing (CPR) on their annual day this year – 3pm on Sat 25th April 2020 at Elmstead Baptist Church, Elmstead Lane, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 5EW.  If you would like to know what God is doing in prions, detention and correction facilities click here.
  • Mission Sunday on Sun 26th April 2020 – 11am speaker – Andrew Cook from Grace Baptist Mission (GBM) radio ministry. This will be followed by a bring and share lunch dinner plus an early afternoon service at 3pm led by Keith White (Milgrove Childrens Home).
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) – 75th anniversary will be in London this year on 20th June 2020 at West Minster Central Hall starting at 3pm. Get tickets for the event – See link here.
  • Ladies fellowship – Every Thursday at 2pm.
  • Youth group meetings for 11 year olds and teenagers – every two weeks on Fridays at 7.30pm. Check in church for details.
  • Fryerns Baptist Church featured in Evangelical Times -Link Here.
  • Ever wondered what the artwork or mural at the entrance of Fryerns Baptist Church depicts?
  • You can also listen to our Sermons of 2019, SERMONS of 2018, SERMONS of 2017 and earlier SERMONS HERE on-line or listen to some testimonies or follow us on Facebook!


  • Mission video evenings are usually on particular  Wednesdays every other month. Every one is welcome! Check at church for the next video evening.
  •  Proclamation Institute Zambia with some great news of God’s grace in Africa. Link.
  • Message from our Pastor Ben Jones on what Fryerns Baptist Church is all about. Go here. 
  • Latest Missions news and updates.

Other Events:

  • Are you curious about Christianity?

Fryerns Baptist church now runs Christianity Explored – an informal discussion group meeting – come along and join in or ask questions. Further details can be got on Sunday mornings after the 11am service.

  • Youth group meetings -For over 11 year olds. Meetings take place twice a month on Fridays. New youngsters are welcome! (Get details from church on Sundays) –>Sunday school page!
  • Fryerns Baptist Church is committed to supporting parents and families. We are committed to the nurturing, protection and safeguarding of children and young people. (A copy of our full policy can be seen at the church office)
  • Million dollar question: Are you a good person? Have look at the video below to see how good you really are.
  • We are on Facebook! Click link below.

Data protection notice: Fryerns Baptist Church complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data. A copy of our full policy is available on request at the premises.