Carl Smethurst

SWBA Celebration & AGM

The SWBA Team are delighted to invite you and your church family to our Annual Celebration & AGM on Sun 7th July at Upton Vale Baptist Church Our time together starts at 1pm with lunch, which is being provided for us by the churches in our Torbay Cluster, followed by the Celebration […]

Festival Angels Porthleven

In April 2023, Cath Horne (SWBA Pioneer Minister in Portheven, Cornwall) invited a team of Festival Angels to be part of the town’s annual Food Festival. Cath has only recently moved to Porthleven but has already become an active part of the community in the town and has become a […]

Something New in Watchet

“We’re not the only ones trying something new. It’s come with its challenges but it’s exciting, too.” Mike Sherburn, Minister of Watchet Baptist Church, credits the people of the church with the courage and determination to embrace change for this congregation on the West Somerset coast. “When I got here, […]

Creation Covenant Event

SWBA are excited to host an event at Saltash Baptist Church with BUEN (Baptist Union Environmental Network) coordinator Rev David Gregory. Come and hear David speak about a Christian Response to the Climate Crisis. We will also have the “God saw it was good” installation for people to reflect on. […]

Home Mission Stories: Seaton BC

Rev. Ben Tucker, Baptist Pioneer Minister, shares the story behind the launch of a new Community Cafe in the local cottage hospital. Ben’s work in Seaton has been supported by a Home Mission grant. To find out more about the wonderful work of Home Mission, please see You can […]