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Page updated: 24th May 2024

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News Updates

WBC Baptismal Services

Two Baptism Services are planned for the 9th June and the 14th July. If you want to talk about Baptism please make contact with a member of the WBC Leadership Team who will be able to help you.

Sunday Evening Prayer Meetings

Twice a month church members and friends join together in praying as a church - on the first Sunday evening of the month together at WBC and a fortnight later on Zoom.

Both meetings start at 7.15 pm.

Join us on Sunday 2nd June in Church and Sunday 16th June on Zoom.

Dates for your Diary

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Sunday Services

Details of our Sunday Services, and those who are taking part, can be found on the Sunday Rotas page.

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Ladies Zoom Meeting

Every Wednesday morning, 11.30 - 12.30 pm. If you live alone or don't see many people in the week or would just like to join us for a natter, please contact Pauline Hardisty for the Meeting ID and Passcode.

The Worship Room

Their next event is "Freedom - It's all about Jesus". Monday 27th May at 7.30 pm in the Preston Village Hall, Preston DT3 6BH. Details in the Local News section, below.

LogoWeyfinders invite you to a Coffee Morning on Tuesday 28th May, 10.30 am at the home of Martin and Sara Gardener. Martin is the guest speaker and a recently retired deacon. He will be sharing his thoughts and testimony with us. We look forward to seeing you there.
June Stevens

LogoWalking Weyfinders Why not join us for a walk this month?
The June walk will be led by Gill Bridle around Preston on Tuesday 11th June at 2.30 pm. Gill Bridle

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Church Member's Meeting
An early notice of a Church Member's Meeting on Tuesday 18th June at 7.30 pm.

The agenda will be circulated nearer the date.


Special Thanks go to Mike and Angie Stear…

Mike & AngieAs you will know Mike took on the enormous task and responsibility of acting as Interim 
Moderator throughout the recruitment of our Senior Minister, Pete Millner. 

The Church Leadership wanted to show just how loved and appreciated Mike was for 
undertaking this task and investing so much time and effort in completing the appointment process. This also recognises the huge contribution that Angie made in support of Mike. 

A team lunch allowed church leaders to share flowers and gifts with Mike and Angie in person. We remain so grateful for everything that Mike has done for Weymouth 
Baptist Church and wish them every blessing.

We Would Love to Introduce You to Jackie Isbell

Jackie has agreed to be WBC's new cleaner. This week she was able to meet Anne Hughes for handover, and Jackie is looking forward to working with us all.

Jackie has come to WBC through Alpha and comes to the Tuesday Group with Chris & Loretta.

I was honoured to conduct the funeral for Jackie's daughter Ollie-Lou on Monday, and I would warmly encourage all of us at WBC to be welcoming, and sensitive to this. She's usually happy with a hug!

I look forward to introducing Jackie to you on Sunday. Thanks to you all for your prayers along the way, as well as to those who have stepped up and contributed towards cleaning for the past few weeks - you are so appreciated 

Much Love,


A Note from Rhys Spracklen

Thank you to everyone who supported my Quiz Night on Saturday 11th May 2024 at The Prince of Wales School in Dorchester. In total, the night raised £331 towards my Morocco 2025 World Challenge Fund. It was great to see so many people from WBC supporting me at this event; well done to the combined Millner/Mockett team who finished the night as QUIZ CHAMPIONS!

Rhys World ChallengeSo far, I have raised over one-third of the money needed for my trip. Up next, I will be running a 'Welly Wanging' stall at Dorchester Town Council's Summerfest on the Great Field in Poundbury from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday 19th May. Why not come and visit me after the service next week?

My GoFundMe page is still live, donations can be made online.

Thank you everyone for your support,


Kids on the Wey LogoThank you to those people who have stepped forward to serve in Kids on the Wey (Sunday School). The Lord is good and we thank him for answered prayer. Please continue praying for our ministry on a Sunday morning in the big hall.

Love and blessings,


Sunday Flowers

We still have a few dates available if you would like to donate to the Sunday flowers -

July 7th,  July 21st,  September 15th,  November 10th,  November 24th

If you would like to know more or take up a date then please talk to Sarah Etheridge

Sunday Lunch for Residents of the Bibby Stockholm Barge

We have heard from Tree Taylor that she wants to provide a Sunday Lunch for the Guys from the barge after this week’s Sunday Service. However, to make this happen she will need some assistance from the Church. If you can help please get in touch with Tree.

Thank you. 

Bibby Stockholm BargeBibby Stockholm Barge Anchor Prayer Group

Would you like to be a part of the BSB Anchor Prayer Group to intercede for those living on the Bibby Stockholm Barge?

If so please contact Tree Taylor.

Paper Cups

Please be aware that the cup bins on Sunday mornings are emptied by hand, so please don’t put used tissues or other rubbish in them. There are two rubbish bins in the Welcome Area for rubbish but not cups. 

Why not go ‘Green’ and bring your own reusable cups? 

Thank You.

Ginnie's Jottings

From the pen of Ginnie CoombsBlessings, Ginnie

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8: 12-16

A few years ago when I used to drive my car I travelled backwards and forwards to Weymouth from Bournemouth to see my children and grandchildren. Sometimes I returned in the evening when it was getting dark. One time the traffic got diverted through Wareham Forest. 

Horror of horrors! I did not know the way at all; few cars were anywhere near me and I was scared of going off the track or hitting an animal.

I prayed to God he would give me the red lights of a car to follow and one appeared. For the next few miles, I felt safe with this guiding light. In everyday life, we meet things that scare us. Let us pray for God's shining light to be always there to follow safely with him.

The car in front turned out to be a fire engine - how amazing!

Local News

Keith Jones Bookshop

Bournemouth Prayer Event

OCC LogoSaturday 8th June at 11.00 am (Refreshments from10.30 am). St Saviour's Church 32 CoLemore Road, Bournemouth, BH7 6RZ.

Join us to pray for the future growth of Operation Christmas Child across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, and hear from Yuliia, an Operation Christmas Child volunteer from Ukraine.

RSVP david.gibbons@samaritans-purse.org.uk

Weymouth Foodbank Warehouse Blessing 

Sunday 9th June at 2.30 pm

Foodbank Invitation

Christians Against Poverty

CA|P Newsletter

The Spring edition of CAP's newsletter can be downloaded here.

Weymouth Foodbank

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Foodbank Help

Have you ever wondered how you could get help from the Foodbank?

Click the image (left) to view full-size.

The latest edition of the Foodbank's newsletter is available here.

The Worship Room - Who We Are 

The Worship Room is a Christian Ministry, based in Weymouth. They are a non-denominational group who believe that through the power of praise and worship, we can have a life changing experience of Jesus. 

Live Events
The Worship Room is committed to providing a spirit-led worship space and opportunity for God to move and reach the people around us, through his Love and Compassion. Events will be facilitated by the Worship Room. Details of events will be updated throughout the year at theworshiproom.co.uk

Worship RoomThe Worship Room’s Next Event is ‘FREEDOM - Its all about Jesus’
A time to worship Jesus in spirit and truth, to lift up the town of Weymouth and the surrounding area. To give God time to change us and take his compassion to those around us. Monday 27th May at 7-30 pm in the Preston Village Hall, Weymouth DT3 6BH.

The Live Event at Willowbed Hall Chickerell on Monday 25th March was a wonderful evening of Praise, Worship and Testimony followed by the opportunity for Prayer over Weymouth as a whole as well as the separate areas that make up the town. The event was also ‘Live Streamed’ on ‘Prayer House Radio’ by Derek Greenacre.

Prayer House Radio… What's that? 

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Whether you are using an Apple or Android Smartphone, you can download the appropriate free App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Not Just GREAT Music, the Tuesday morning speaker was Pete Millner.! 
Visit the schedule online or just listen to the streaming service.

Keep in Touch and Warm Welcome

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Hi Everyone,

Please see the May edition of the Keep in Touch programme. I have made it look sunny in the hope that we really will be experiencing some sustained sunshine soon.

Jackie Dukes

Keep in Touch Project Coordinator

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