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Haven Green Baptist church was built in 1881 and has been a functioning church ever since. The building is a Victorian pile, but more importantly the church is about people, worshipping here over the years.
To celebrate the 125th church anniversary in 2006 we published a history of the church.
If you would like to read about the last 25 years click HERE
If you are interested in the full history of the church click HERE
We also published a book of reflections from people who have been part of Haven Green in the past - Click HERE to see the book.
If you would like to learn more about the history of the Organ click HERE or to see a photo montage of the Organ before renovation work in 2002 click HERE.
Building Work - 2009
After over 125 years of service, the building was showing its age, and it became necessary to carry out extensive repairs to the fabric throughout the buildings and to minimise energy wastage and update the electrical wiring.
Borras Construction were appointed as our main contractor to undertake a 23 week programme to carry out essential works.
Once the scaffolding was up, close examination showed that more work was required to the masonry and windows than planned for.
God had graciously provided Haven Green with the means to address the bulk of the work, and the church raised a further £23,000 in a few weeks to enable all the high level stained glass windows to be repaired.
As the scaffolding came down, the reconstructed spire, reslated roof and repaired windows helped to bring the building back to its former glory. God's glory demonstrated by the congregation that meets inside remains unchanged.
New Roof & Spire
Picture by Ealing Gazette
There was a celebration of the completed works in the afternoon of Sunday 31st January 2010.
When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the LORD, as prescribed by David king of Israel. With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD :
"He is good;
his love to Israel endures forever."
And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy. No one could distinguish the sound of the shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.