Sedge Fen Baptist Church was established in 1967 by two airmen wanting an off-base site to start a Bible Study and possibly a church. It was established as Suffolk Baptist Church and was later changed to Sedge Fen Baptist Church in the early 1970’s
The Sedge Fen community from which this church takes its name is located northwest of Mildenhall off the A1101 in the middle of a rich, farming community.
Sedge is a type of grass native to the area. A Fen is an English word for a swamp or bog which described the general area before the Dutch came in centuries before to assist the farmers as to how to keep the land drained. This brought the land back to a place of profitability.