Weba News & Updates

News, updates & stories from our community

Home Mission Update: Stonehouse Baptist Church part 2

Here is the second of two videos from Anne Dunn, minister of Stonehouse Baptist Church in Gloucestershire. Through Home Mission, WEBA churches have supported Stonehouse through a time of transition from being at risk of closure, to moving into a secondary school because the chapel became far too small. Every church goes through times of […]

Tools for Welcoming Students

Mike Peat, who serves as Free Church Chaplain to Bristol University, funded in part by Home Mission, has contacted us about these resources for churches who want to connect with students in their communities.  Welcoming Students to Your Church Resource  includes research and stats on young adults and students, tips on student mental health and […]

Do you know someone who needs this?

Do you know someone who: Could use an opportunity to shape their passion for mission? Needs time to develop their calling? Would benefit from time with a like-minded peer group? We believe there are likely to be three or four people like this in every WEBA church. If you think you know who they are, […]

WEBA Annual Report and Accounts for 2016

The Annual Report and Accounts for the West of England Baptist Association in 2016 will be accepted at the WEBA AGM and Summer Gathering on Monday 17th July, 7pm. This document is available as a download here, and will continue to be available under Resources/Publications on this website. If you would like a printed copy […]

Why we need the Anabaptists

By Stuart Murray Williams. The image shows one of the council meetings in Switzerland, in 1525, which catalyzed the Anabaptist Movement. I recently asked Ruth Whiter if she could include in a WEBA mailing some information about the Centre for Anabaptist Studies at Bristol Baptist College. She kindly agreed to do so but also invited me […]

Pensions Letter from Nigel Coles

Nigel Coles, WEBA Regional Team Leader, has sent the following letter to all Church Treasurers in connection with the Defined Benefit Baptist Pension Scheme. You can read the letter here or download it as a pdf: Please note that there is also useful information, including how to access the Employer Hub, in this summer’s Transform bulletin, available […]

Pensions News

23rd May 2017 Most of our churches will have been contacted about estimated ‘debt’ figures within the Baptist defined benefit pension plan. Some of these letters have caused concern, so Nigel Coles will be writing to all Ministers, Church Secretaries, and Treasurers to help explain something of the situation and the plans that are being […]

Lechlade Baptist Church celebrates 200 years

The fellowship at Lechlade have invited us to their 200th Anniversary Exhibition and Service: To celebrate the Bicentenary of Lechlade Baptist church an Exhibition will be held on the 15th, 16th, and 17th May from 10: 00 am – 4: 00 pm in the Church. There will also be a special service in the church […]