Weber, Rhiannon Nest
b Cardiff 1949. As a child she enjoyed Ficer Pritchard’s books of rhymes about Christian faith and life, written for memorising during a time of limited literacy in Welsh. Graduated BSc; as well as being wife and mother, she has helped with the family typesetting and printing business. Her first published text was a children’s song in Fellowship magazine (FIEC), 1977–78; she has also written Signposts to Proverbs (Banner of Truth) as well as some home-produced booklets, and other songs appeared in the Haywards Heath collection Praises for the King of kings. Her booklets include Scripture and Verse on topics such as the character of God, the Holy Spirit and the Christian life, and Line-Sketches with poems based on Job, Isaiah and Ezekiel. She has moved from verses written originally for her children (including Bible history and Christian doctrine) into more ‘grown-up’ versions of such material, finding chapter-summaries of longer Bible books a helpful way of keeping the broader picture in mind. Her hymnwriting is often prompted by older Welsh-language hymns, some of which she has translated. While living in Haywards Heath, Sussex, she belonged to the nearby Cuckfield Baptist Church until moving to Leominster, Herefordshire, in 2005. No.235.