About us



Worle Baptist Church began in the 1980’s as a response to the growth of new housing areas on the edge of Weston super Mare. Christians with a vision for the new community were sent out from Milton Baptist Church to begin the new work. Initially the church met in local schools until in the mid-1990’s, it purchased a plot of land in North Worle where a temporary building was erected. The site was located right in the heart of the community, between Castle Batch Primary School, the local shops and the Observatory Pub.
During these early years the commitment to serve and reach the community of North Worle continued and work with families, children and older people all began to develop. Then in 2002 the church grew to the point where it was in the position that it could build its own premises. These were opened in 2003.
Today the church and community fill this building with worship and activities that seek to make the good news of the Christian message known in the area. Work with young people, children, toddlers and families and older people are all flourishing. The local pre-school rents part of the premises. Worship opportunities happen through the week and on Sunday’s and Worle Baptist Church has become a significant part of life in Worle.

The Worle Baptist Church Leadership Team


Worle Team

Jo Hopkins (Secretary)

Ian Cook (Treasurer)

Sandra Lucas

Ian Stott

Kath Needham


Locking Parklands Team

Claire Roberts (Community Pastor)

Jenny Thorpe

Andrew Dean


At WBC we believe in a shared and servant leadership. The leadership team are responsible for the smooth running of the church. Each leader has specific responsibility for an aspect of the church ministry and together they provide oversight for WBC. The leadership team are called to fulfil this role for a 3 year period by the congregation at the annual church meeting.


The church takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of children. We operate a Child Protection Policy that is displayed in the church building and is available on request. The policy commits us to the protection of children and young people and to take due care in the appointment, training and supervision of all workers. All volunteers who work with children and young people have been CRB checked and have been appointed as suitable to work with children and young people.

 WBC Pastor

In early February 2020 God called Rev. Alan Bailyes to be our new Minister. Click here to follow Alan's blog.