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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
CommunicationMr Andrew WadeSocketts Heath
Finance and AdminRevd Peter ThomasNorth Springfield
Healthy ChurchesRevd Sean FountainPier Avenue
JusticeRevd Alan BrandRENEW
MinistryRevd John GoddardSaffron Walden
ModeratorMrs Jeniya Gwendu
TreasurerRevd Barry WaltonBraintree
Regional MinisterRevd Beth Powney
Regional MinisterRevd Nick Lear
Regional MinisterRevd Graeme Ross
Co-optionMiss Charlotte DoveBillericay
Co-optionRevd Andrew OpenshawHomelands
Co-optionRevd Fiona HeddleWinter Gardens
Co-optionMrs Laura EvansKings Lynn
Secretary (In attendance)Mrs Hayley BeckettGodmanchester

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 2020/21 the EBA representatives are:

Mrs Jeniya Gwendu
Revd Nick Lear
Revd Neil Bywater