Webnet Team

Our network is facilitated by a small team of Regional Ministers and Staff, based at our Hub at Little Stoke Baptist Church in Bristol.

Nigel Coles

Nigel is our Senior Regional Minister and Team Leader, facilitating the life of the West of England Baptist Network team and overseeing the missional strategy for the region. He also works to develop missional strategy over a wider geographical area with our partner Associations and has oversight of the Seventy-two network. Nigel is the main Webnet contact for churches and ministers seeking new leadership opportunities.

Contact Nigel Coles


Alisdair Longwill

As a Regional Minister, Alisdair oversees the development of new missional communities, and the missional development of churches, ministers, and leadership teams.  He is also the Webnet contact for Home Mission Grant applications.

Contact Alisdair Longwill


Gary Woodall

As a Regional Minister, Gary oversees the development of missional networks, overseeing the pastoral care of network facilitators, ministers, and churches within Webnet. He is the contact for those seeking to apply for Baptist ministerial recognition.

Contact Gary Woodall


Lindsay Caplen

As a Regional Minister, Lindsay is responsible for the pastoral support/equipping and the development of missional networks for our network, its churches and ministers.

Contact Lindsay Caplen


Candy Choy

Candy is our Webnet Hong Kong Minister. She works for Webnet one day a week to establish and encourage connections between new arrivals from Hong Kong and our churches communities.

Contact Candy Choy


Alex Drew

Alex is Webnet’s Hub Facilitator. She oversees the administration for both Webnet and Seventy-two, and gives assistance to Nigel and the wider team across a broad range of initiatives.

Contact Alex Drew


Rob English

Rob is the Trust and Property Manager for Webnet. Contact Rob with any queries about trust and property matters in relation to your church – he will be able either to help or to point you to someone who can.

Contact Rob English 


Matt Filsell

Matt is Webnet’s Accounts Manager, with responsibility for day to day financial management of the network. Matt works Thursdays and Fridays.

Contact Matt Filsell


Jess Collard

Jess is the Hub Administrator for Webnet. She works at the Hub part time each day except Wednesdays. For any initial Webnet enquiries and for your church updates, do get in touch with Jess and she will be able to help you.


Kath Needham

Kath is Webnet’s Safeguarding Lead. She works for us one day a week. If you would like to discuss any safeguarding concerns, please contact Kath directly.

Contact Kath Needham