New minister for Baptist Church is committed to connecting communities

On Sunday 1st August at 10.30am there will be an induction service at Little Stoke Baptist Church [map] to welcome new minister Rev. Tania Vaughan.

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Tania Vaughan with ministry dog Marley.

The previous minister, Rev. Neil Mobbs, who is still a member of the church, retired 15 years ago and since then the church has been served by a loving community of members and deacons.

Tania and the church members believe that the recent pandemic has given people a renewed desire for community and connecting with one another.

The church already runs a coffee morning on Thursdays at 10am, which is open to everyone, and is considering other ways in which the building can be used to connect with the community of Little Stoke.

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Tania says:

“My priority as I start this new role is to listen to the people of Little Stoke, to understand the needs and desires of the community.”

Tania will be moving into Little Stoke with her husband Gary and their dog Marley. Marley is a great ministry dog who loves people and is always ready for a cuddle. Tania plans to be based in the lounge of Little Stoke Baptist Church on Kingsway on Mondays and invites people in the community to drop in for a chat and a cuppa. You will also see her out and about with Marley exploring the area and in local coffee shops enjoying her morning latte. Do stop and say hello.

• You can get in touch with Tania by email on

This article originally appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of the Stoke Gifford Journal magazine (on page 18). The magazine is delivered FREE, nine times a year, to over 5,000 homes in Stoke Gifford, Little Stoke and Harry Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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