Penknap Providence and Ebenezer West Lavington

About Us

An introduction to our churches and ethos

Providence and Ebenezer churches are groups of ordinary people who have experienced the life-transforming power of Jesus Christ. See here for our vision of the Church as a believing and serving community. 

We actively seek to share the good news of Jesus with people in our area. See the Meetings page for our Sunday Services and a variety of other activities that may be of interest to you. In addition we engage in community outreach, pastoral visitation, open air preaching, literature distribution, take school assemblies and visit residential homes for older folks. We make regular donations to the local Food Bank. Our church members are activley invovlved in a variety of community groups. We run 'Tales of the Unexpected' and 'Christianity Explored' courses for anyone wanting to discover more about the Christian faith. 

We Believe - In Brief


Our faith is based on the Bible, the Word of God. From the Bible we learn about God himself. He is a God of sovereign purpose, boundless love, awesome power and spotless purity. The one true and living God eternally exists in three glorious Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our aim is to worship and serve the Lord our God.


We believe that human beings are made in the image of God. This is what makes us so special. But sin has ruined our relationship with God. If we are honest, we all have to admit that we are sinners. Deep down we long for a relationship with God. We are made for him and nothing less than knowing God can satisfy the human heart.


God sent Jesus, his Son into the world to deal with the problem of sin. Jesus came as man in order to die on the cross that we might be put right with God. But Jesus did not stay dead. God raised him from the grave and exalted him to heaven.

We believe that Jesus Christ is Lord. He is alive today and is able to save all who trust in him. In Jesus Christ, God offers us a relationship with himself that is real and satisfying.


One day we will all have to give an account to God for the way we have lived our lives. Jesus died in the place of sinners so that we might not be condemned, but have everlasting life. For our eternal future to be certain, it is essential to put things right with God now by trusting Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

Doctrinal Basis of The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches

Both Churches subscribe to the FIEC Doctrinal Basis.

The  Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, 1689

Both Churches subscribe to the 1689 London Baptist Confession.


We operate a safeguarding policy. All children's workers are subject to a DBS check and are required to work in line with our safeguarding procedures.