Weba News & Updates

News, updates & stories from our community

Shielded

As some parts of the community are enjoying a little more exercise and social contact (albeit at a 2-metre distance), there are many for whom nothing has changed, and for whom nothing will change, possibly for several months to come. Those who are staying home because of underlying health conditions or because they are over 70 […]

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 […]

The Open Door of Lockdown?

Regional Minister Lindsay Caplen shares how lockdown has created an ‘open door’ in her neighbourhood these past few weeks. My kitchen has smelt particularly aromatic recently as I have, amongst other things, attempted to bake bread, hot cross buns and marmite biscuits (mmmmm.) The first two have required yeast to make them rise. Yeast is […]

Wotton Under Lockdown

In Wotton (an area which includes around 10,000 people), a community group called Wotton Area Mutual Aid (WAMA) was set up very early on in the Coronavirus crisis by a number of concerned individuals and caring charities in the community. In this article, Wotton Baptist Church’s minister Tom Wharin tells us more about how the […]