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Librarian: Jim Moore

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About the librarian

I have a passion for encouraging Christians to learn more about Christian men and women of the past (and present) so that we can be encouraged by what God can do with ordinary people - and that includes us! Biographies are a good way of doing this, and this Library has over 400 of them. Why not come along and get reading?
I qualified as a Librarian in 1993 and worked for more than 10 years in the NHS and University sector as a Health Librarian. I moved into a new career in 2005, and now work as a Careers Adviser. However, it seems that God wanted my Librarianship skills to still be used for Him, and in July 2009 I inherited 17 boxes of books, which became the starting point of the East London Christian Library. I pray that God will use this Library to help Christians grow in their faith, and also to help Christians from different churches and denominations to meet and encourage one another.

Opening Times

We open by appointment - please email us to arrange this. Free tea and coffee is served, and there is plenty of space to sit and read, as well as choose books. Everyone is welcome; Library members, people linked to churches or visitors curious to look around.

We will open (God Willing) on Saturday, 30th July from 11am until 3pm. Sadly, due to Jim's current committments, this is the last time we will be routinely open on a Saturday. However, the Library is still here, so contact me to arrange to visit.

The Library is also open after Church services on a Sunday - Central Baptist Church's services times are here .


 Locate Us

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Central Baptist Church
101a Orford Road
E17 9QR

Parking: Car park in front of Church
Tube: Walthamstow Central (Victoria line)
Train: Walthamstow Central (Liverpool Street To Chingford line)
Buses: 20, 48, 58, 69, 97, 215, 257, W11, W12, W19 East London Christian Library Map