2017: Theme: 1 Corinthian 12:12 “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” Rev Raj ordained as Priest on 7 May 2017 at Saint Andrew’s Cathedral.
2016: Theme: One In Christ “…I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be ONE…” John 17:20-23. Pastor Raj was ordained as a Deacon on 8 May 2016.
2015: Theme: To Build A Spirit Filled Community – Fervent in Prayer, Obedient in Discipleship. Ven Wong Tak Meng was appointed as the Acting Vicar on 13 April 2015
2014: Theme: Building A Spirit-Filled Community-Returning and Rebuilding.
2013: Theme: “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10
2012: Theme: ‘Christ-likeness in relationships’ “… just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”
2011: Theme: ‘Pursuing Christ’. It was a special year for CCR as we prepare to take over the chaplaincy of St Hilda’s Secondary School (SHSS) from 2012.
2010: Theme: ‘Pursuing Christ-likeness’ and focus was on discipleship. As part of the equipping for discipleship, a 3-day conference titled ‘Authentic Discipleship and Intentional Disciple-Making’ was organized in June. As a follow-up to the conference, we commenced on a journey to grow deeper as authentic disciples and to learn how to intentionally make disciples. A further discipleship stidy, the MasterLife Series was carried out church-wide.
2009: Theme: ‘Growing Deeper and Soaring Higher’, with focus on growing deeper in our walk with the Lord and learning how to soar higher with Him. In line with the theme, a Bible Listening/Reading Programme was introduced. Rev Andrew Raman was inducted as the Vicar on 17 May 2009. In September, major renovations to CCR building started and carried through to 2010.
2008: Theme: ‘Serving Together-Caring For One Another’. Towards the end of the year, a monthly Leaders’ Prayer Meeting began, in addition to the regular monthly Church Prayer Meeting. From June 12 to 14, we had our first Leaders’ Conference which had an encouraging response of about 100 leaders and potential leaders over the 2 days.
2007: Rev Andrew Raman was appointed as the Acting Vicar on 1 July and Rev Daniel Tong was posted to Chapel Of The Resurrection.
2000: Rev Daniel Tong was posted to CCR as the new Vicar on 1 July 2000. The church’s theme: ‘One Cell, One Ministry & One Soul” was adopted.
1997: Rev Then Chee Min was inducted as the new Vicar on 10 August when Rev Gregory Chiang was posted to Church Of The True Light.
1989: The vision was fulfilled when CCR was granted the status of parish church on 29 May. Rev Gregory Chiang was inducted as the first Vicar five months later.
1988: BEC became officially known as Chapel Of Christ The Redeemer (CCR) and a new logo was adopted. The constitution for CCR was drawn up and approved by the Bishop. Rev Gregory Chiang took over as a pastor.
1986: Rev Fred Vergara left for a new posting in the USA. Rev Freddy Lim became BEC’s Pastor-in-charge. He shared how he had seen a vision of a crude-looking lamp stand that was dim and weak amid great darkness. Gradually, the darkness faded away and the lamp stand became very beautiful and gigantic with lustrous brightness surrounding it. The vision was further confirmed by the verse from Habakkuk 2:2-3 ‘And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end-it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.’
1985: BEC began looking towards to the newly built Tampines New Town as its mission field. This was spurred on by the possibility that with the relocation of St. Hilda’s Schools to Tampines, BEC could move to the chapel and counselling centre that was being planned for the school.
1984: Rev Fred Vergara led a team which included 7 members from BEC to Seoul, South Korea to attend a church growth seminar. The members became involved in various outreach activities – Drama was performed at various shopping centres; and Mclntosh Rally at Anglican High School. With no baptismal pool, baptism services were held at the beach along East Coast Parkway, and were often followed by an evangelistic mime presented by members from Youth With A Mission. The year ended with an average attendance of 103.
1983: A year of emphasis on prayer and intercession. During one of the all-night prayer meetings, a word of prophecy that the Lord would provide BEC with a place of worship was received.
1982: The worship services had a regular attendance of about 60 people and the home cell group ministry was further developed with the addition of one new group. A Youth Fellowship was also formed. After being turned down by All Saints Church to be part of its
1981: BEC had a new Pastor-in-charge, Rev Fred Vergara. Under his leadership, BEC experienced the move of the Holy Spirit which led to a revival in the church. BEC shifted its place of worship to the AVA room of Anglican High School. Rev Fred Vergara shared his vision of BEC attaining its objective and becoming a parish church in the future. The year ended with the formation of two home cell groups.
1980: A team of 8 volunteers comprised of 6 members from Golden Harvest Centre and 2 members of the SAC young adults group began door-to-door evangelism. Bedok Extension Centre (BEC) of SAC was born.
In October, the BEC committee was formed. The committee consisted of Rev Tan Pek Hua (a Pastor attached to the SAC) as its Chairman, Paul Tan as Vice Chairman, one Honorary Secretary and five committee members. The first worship service was held on 2 Nov 1980 at the office of Mr and Mrs Arthur Phua. Congregation was about 30 people who met regularly for worship and the Sunday school was formed.
1979: A challenge to launch an outreach project for the then new housing estate of Bedok was made by Rev Ronald Hu, the Chaplain of Golden Harvest Centre, extension centre of St Andrew’s Cathedral (SAC).
English-speaking congregation, the PCC of SAC passed a resolution directing its Church Development Committee to seek suitable sites for building a church in the Bedok area.