Weba News & Updates

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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 @ […]

A Whisper From God Changes Everything

We’re delighted to share below the story of how Rachel and Luke, both from Clevedon Baptist Church, have been inspired to write worship music together. Their debut single ‘Whisper’ is now available. Luke Wareham and Rachel Mason are worship leaders and songwriters based in the South West of the UK. They have a passion for […]

2020 Sermon of the Year

Made by God: can you craft God’s Word into a winning sermon? Preachers are invited to submit 1,500 words on the theme of Made by God to Sermon of the Year 2020. Get scribbling as entries must be sent to editor@lwpt.org.uk by midnight, Sunday 23 February 2020. Calling all preachers and wanna-be-preachers from across the […]

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 […]

Prayer For Albania

Following the Earthquake in Albania on November 26th, we’ve maintained close contact with some of our brothers and sisters in Albania through Baptist Minister Maki Mico from Cairns Road Baptist Church, Bristol. Maki has been in Albania since yesterday and has the following prayer requests for us. Please pray for: Hope in the midst of […]

Earthquake in Albania

Maki Miço is the minister of Cairns Road Baptist Church, Bristol, and Albanian. He has been in close contact with friends and colleagues since the earthquake on Tuesday, and explains more: Albania was hit by a terrible earthquake of 6.4 Richter scale in the early hours of Tuesday this week and has been experiencing severe aftershocks since. […]

Combating Loneliness

As we approach Christmas, it is a sad fact that 500,000 older people will spend Christmas Day alone in the UK. Linking Lives UK is a national Christian charity which works with churches to reach and support socially isolated older people through befriending projects, social events and activities. Based on a successful model which has […]

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 […]

#shetoo ‘silenced women of the Bible’

An exhibition which spotlights silenced women of the Bible has taken place in Calne Baptist Church in Wiltshire #shetoo is an exhibition by self-taught Trowbridge based artist Jen Ford, featuring a range of women who have been ‘wrongly shamed, blamed and accused’ in the Bible. Panels of commentary explaining the thinking behind the images accompany the […]

Are We ‘Talking Jesus’?

By Matt Hebditch, Co-leader, Welton Baptist Church Three years ago I asked a group of 30 leaders in my new church a question: Who here has led some to the Lord in the last five years? The response was sobering: Nobody raised a hand. Every person in the room had experienced the transforming power of […]