Home Mission

Home Mission Update: The Stowe in Lockdown

The Stowe, Wichelstowe are one of our Home Mission supported churches who seek to live as a values-based community.  These values are what The Stowe call their ‘DNA’ to which they covenant annually. Core to the DNA are the values of; ‘laying down our lives’ and ‘being an unconditional blessing.’ Along with these, lockdown has […]

Congratulations Jon!

We’re delighted to let you know that following quite a unique journey, Jon Thurlow was commended by webnet as one of our Regionally Recognised Leaders last October. Ordinarily we’d be asking Jon to share something of his story at the Summer Gathering and AGM, but as things are a little different this year we’ve asked […]

Home Mission Update

The regular rhythm of many aspects of our lives has been significantly interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, some things do continue – albeit in a slightly or even very different form.  As I sit at my desk writing this, I am preparing for our annual webnet Home Mission Grants Awards meeting.  This week several […]

A Deeper Sense Of Community Together

Once again this year, your giving towards Home Mission enables us to bless Chew Magna BC (CMBC) and their neighbours in Chew Magna.  Actually, this year your giving will make a wider impact now that CMBC have entered into a network partnership with Blagdon and Winford Baptist Churches.  They are now collectively known as Chew […]

Church, but not as you know it!

Having entered a new decade, we continue to be grateful for your prayer and financial support for our churches who receive a Home Mission grant.  That includes those who have existed for many years and those in their infancy. One of the new expressions of church that your giving makes possible is the Church @ […]

Home Mission Update: Resourcing and Enabling

It really is a privilege to serve God within our network of Baptist churches in the west of England.  For me, this can involve working with individual congregational members, church leadership teams, individual ministers and Cluster groups of ministers.  One of the groups I have been privileged to work with this year has been the […]

Home Mission: Working Together

We in WEBA increasingly value the benefits that come from working in partnership.  So too do our friends at Melksham Baptist Church, one of our churches who currently receive a Home Mission grant.  As well as partnering with us, they are currently partnering with Corsham Baptist Church, several organisations and groups in Melksham, and are […]

Home Mission Update: The Cairn

One of the challenges currently faced by churches where the congregation has reduced to a very small number of people is knowing how best to face the future.  Some churches in these circumstances have handed the ‘running’ of the church over to a steering group, in order to leave a legacy that will last into […]