webnet Team

Our network is facilitated by a small team of Regional Ministers and Office Staff, based at Little Stoke Baptist Church in Bristol.

Nigel Coles

Nigel is our Senior Regional Minister and Team Leader. He facilitates the life of the West of England Baptist Network team and oversees the missional strategy for the region. He also works to develop missional strategy over a wider geographical area with our partner Associations and has oversight of the Seventy-two network. Nigel is the main webnet contact for churches and ministers seeking new leadership opportunities, and he works to encourage individual disciples of Jesus through his ‘DNA groups’ resource.

Contact Nigel Coles


Alisdair Longwill

As a Regional Minister, Alisdair oversees the development of new missional communities, and the missional development of churches, ministers, and leadership teams.  Alisdair also leads a small missional community in his own neighbourhood near Stroud.
Alisdair’s primary relationship is with churches in the Northern half of the webnet region. He is also the webnet contact for Home Mission Grant applications.

Contact Alisdair Longwill


Gary Woodall

As a Regional Minister, Gary oversees the development of missional networks, overseeing the pastoral care of network facilitators, ministers, and churches within webnet. Gary’s primary relationship is with churches in the Southern half of the webnet region. Gary will be providing ‘transitional ministry’ to help initiate some new patterns of engagement with churches in particular need. He is the webnet contact for those seeking to apply for Baptist ministerial recognition, working with our partner Associations and also for Safeguarding.

Contact Gary Woodall


Lindsay Caplen

As a Regional Minister, Lindsay is responsible for the pastoral support/equipping and the development of missional networks for our Association, its churches and ministers. Lindsay works part time for webnet and part time for the Church Team (formerly ‘Imagine’) at the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity.

Contact Lindsay Caplen


Rob English

Rob is both Association Manager and Trust and Property Manager for webnet. He works 5 days a week, mostly at our office at Little Stoke Baptist Church in Bristol. Contact Rob with any queries about the administration of your church or its property – he will be able either to help or to point you to someone who can.

Contact Rob English 


Matt Filsell

Matt is webnet’s Accounts Manager, with responsibility for day to day financial management of the network. Matt works at Little Stoke on Tuesdays and from home on Thursdays.

Contact Matt Filsell


Alex Drew

Alex co-ordinates communications and events for both webnet and Seventy-two, and is also Nigel’s personal assistant. Get in touch if you have events or opportunities to share in our network, or if you need to book some time with Nigel. Alex works part time, usually mornings, except Wednesdays.

Contact Alex Drew


Jess Collard

Jess is the Office Administrator for the webnet team. She works part time, in the mornings, except Wednesdays. Jess deals with day to day office tasks, minute taking and updating church roles. For any initial webnet enquiries, do get in touch with Jess.

Contact Jess Collard