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EBA Council

The Eastern Baptist Association is foremost an association of churches. It is also a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The council fulfil the role of Trustees of the charity and Directors of the company and are responsible for ensuring that the association pursues its aims in a responsible way and in accordance with charity and company law.

The council reviewed its function and make up in 2018/19 this document explains a little bit of the structure and the way forward.

Council Members

Area of ResponsibilityNameChurch
ChildrenMrs Vicky BakerShoeburyness and Thorpe Bay
CommunicationMr Andrew WadeSocketts Heath
Finance and AdminRevd Andrew OpenshawHomelands
Healthy ChurchesRevd Sean FountainPier Avenue
JusticeRevd Alan BrandRENEW
MinistryRevd John GoddardSaffron Walden
ModeratorRevd Fiona HeddleWinter Gardens
TreasurerRevd Barry WaltonBraintree
Regional Minister Team LeaderRevd Beth Powney
Co-optionRevd Sandra Crawford
Secretary (In attendance)Mrs Hayley BeckettGodmanchester

All other Regional Ministers are invited to attend Council Meetings but have no voting rights

Baptist Union Council

Each year the council appoints representatives from the EBA to sit on Baptist Union Council. These people are the voice of the EBA into the Baptist Union Council. For 2021/22 the EBA representatives are:

Revd Fiona Heddle
Revd Claire Blatchford
Revd Tim Bright