Albany Park Baptist Church

"To know Jesus and to make Him known"

Who’s who

Everyone has a role to play at Albany Park. Those with lead responsibilities are shown below.


Craig DownesRev'd Craig Downes Bth (Hons) MA (Theology)  is our Pastor. He has had a varied career prior to his call to Ministry, including hotel management, opera singing, conductor/director of the Chepstow Musical Youth Theatre and manager of an ecumenical coffee/book shop. He graduated from Spurgeon's College and in 2016 completed his Master's in Advanced Christian Studies. Craig served on the Ministry Team at Chepstow Baptist Church from 2003 until being called to formal Ministry as Minister in Training at Enfield Baptist Church. 

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The Deacons are elected by the membership and support the Minister in the administrative and spiritual leadership of the church.

David KeepDavid Keep is the Church Secretary. Currently Company Secretary for the Docklands Light Railway, David has served as a Sunday School Teacher and is a visitor for BU Mission grants.

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Sarah Graham

Sarah Graham is Church Treasurer and is also responsible for Mission within the Church. In addition to her caring role at home, she works part-time for the Christian housing charity ACHAL 

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Darren Armitage

Darren Armitage works as a delivery driver for a living. Darren has taken on responsibility for organising the prayer life of the church and welcomes any prayer requests. Just use our contact form

Carole Farley

Carole Farley is a former young person's social worker she works for Christian Resources in Bexley Schools (CRIBS) helping to bring the gospel message to children in local schools. She is a regular visitor to Hurst Primary School, Royal Park School and Old Bexley CofE Primary School where she participates in assemblies and RE lessons. 

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   Our vision is for

  • A church which encourages and sustains each member and friend through their hopes, dreams, desires, problems, uncertainties and needs.
  • A church where everyone is important and respected because Christ loves each one of us as unique individuals with our own views and characteristics.
  • A church where our love for one another is evident in our prayers, our care, our hospitality and our conversation, wherever we are.
  • A church which welcomes all ages, races and abilities and where no group is marginalised.
  • A church where pastoral care is the responsibility of all members as well as the Minister.