Our network is facilitated by a small team of Regional Ministers and Office Staff, usually based at Little Stoke Baptist Church in Bristol, but currently working from home.

Nigel Coles

Nigel is our Senior Regional Minister and Team Leader. He facilitates the life of the West of England Baptist Network team and oversees 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, and he works to encourage individual disciples of Jesus through our Discipleship Cycle resource.

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.  Alisdair also leads a small missional community in his own neighbourhood near Stroud. Alisdair’s primary relationship is with churches in the Northern half of the webnet region. 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. Gary’s primary relationship is with churches in the Southern half of the webnet region. Gary will be providing ‘transitional ministry’ to help initiate some new patterns of engagement with churches in particular need. He is the webnet contact for those seeking to apply for Baptist ministerial recognition, working with our partner Associations and also for Safeguarding.

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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

Rob English

Rob is both Association Manager and Trust and Property Manager for webnet. Contact Rob with any queries about the administration of your church or its property – 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Contact Matt Filsell

Alex Drew

Alex is the executive assistant to the regional ministry team at webnet. She co-ordinates communications and events for both webnet and Seventy-two, and gives assistance to Nigel and the wider team across a wide range of initiatives.

Contact Alex Drew

Jess Collard

Jess is the Office Administrator for the webnet team. She works part time, in the mornings, except Wednesdays. Jess deals with day to day office tasks, minute taking and updating church roles. For any initial webnet enquiries, do get in touch with Jess.