Weba News & Updates

News, updates & stories from our community

Baptist Insurance Grants

Eden Netherton: Transforming a neglected community through faith Being at the heart of a deprived area is always a challenge for churches, both financially and emotionally. So Baptist Insurance Company was delighted to provide support to the ongoing missional work of the Eden Netherton team based at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Liverpool.  For 50 years, […]

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 […]

The Question of Racial Injustice

Representing the Keyboard Trust Bristol and in his role as Chair of Churches Together in Greater Bristol/Together for Bristol, Baptist Minister Eric Aidoo has made the following statement this week, in response to the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests in the United States and in Bristol where Eric lives and ministers. Dear […]

A Space for HOPE in Clevedon

Churches Together in Clevedon formed the Clevedon Chaplaincy Team in 2018 to serve the retail and business communities in the town, to be alongside people in their everyday lives and to be a pastoral Christian presence in the workplace. You may recall our article about the team in WEBA News at the time. Since then […]

Partnership at Pentecost

Celebrations are usually about getting together, and the celebration of the birth of the church is no different! Last weekend churches across our region joined together, overcoming a range of challenges, to work together as one church to celebrate and to share with those who didn’t know, what Pentecost is all about. We’ve asked three […]

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 […]