Monday 2nd August 2021

Morning Prayer

Prayer is integral to our relationship with the Lord and it is at the heart of the Convention.

Join us for a time of prayer, led by John Martin.

A downloadable PDF of prayers will be available here ahead of the session.

This session will be live streamed.

Monday 08:45 Packing Hall,

Seminar: School of Biblical Studies: What the Church can learn from Lamentations

The Process of Grieving

Sadly, these days, the social media has become like an obituary. Every day, there is an announcement of somebody who dies. And in these, I would often read the verse which says, “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised” (Job 1:21). True. But how do we deal with our loss, pain and grief? Lamentations provides us with a model.

This session will be available for catch up.

Monday 09:30 Rico Villanueva PF - 2,

Seminar: Cross cultural mission in our own communities: God’s faithfulness to the nations

In God’s faithfulness to the nations we’ll sketch a biblical theology of the nations and note God’s plans and purposes for all the peoples of the earth. We’ll reconsider Christ’s Great Commission in the light of 21st Century realities after more than 200 years of the Modern Missionary Movement. Finally we’ll pause to notice the special place migrants have in God’s heart and seek a godly perspective on UK immigration.

This session will be available for catch up.

Monday 09:30 David and Maura Baldwin PF - 4,

Seminar: Jars of Clay: The strengths of weakness: why God values weak leaders

Many church leaders – whether paid or voluntary – feel weak but think they have to display an image of strength. Over time that can be toxic for them and their churches and undermine faithfulness. Is there a better way? Looking at 2 Corinthians we’ll discover an alternative path. How can we learn to rejoice in weakness so that both leaders and churches benefit?

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Book recommendations: The J Curve by Paul Miller, The Joy of Service by Julian Hardyman

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Monday 09:30 Andy Robinson Packing Hall,

Seminar: Faithfulness in the Home: Faithful in marriage (Part 1)

Christians know that our marriages mirror the love between Christ and his church. How do we reflect the faithfulness that he has for us between ourselves? These two practical seminars are for couples to explore how to build godly faithfulness in prayerful and practical ways, reflecting the goodness that God has given us in each other and fighting the sin that so often drags us down.

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This session will be available for catch up.

Monday 09:30 Adrian and Celia Reynolds Relay tent,

K4K Families Together

Join these brand new Keswick 4 Kids sessions for the opportunity to explore the Bible as a family. Open to children aged 11 and under and their families, there’ll be Bible teaching, songs and other activities. All activities will be set up for you at your own table so you can learn and have fun together with ease.

Monday 09:30 Youth tent,

Count Everyone In

We’d love you to join us for these short daily online sessions of Bible teaching, worship, signing and prayer with Count Everyone In. The series runs Monday to Friday and is especially intended for adults with learning disabilities to encounter God for the first time or to grow in their faith and understanding. We shall explore the exciting Book of Ruth with the help of Janneke Klos, Pete and Christine Winmill, who each take the role of one of the main characters. We shall find out how God is faithful even in difficult times. Each session will be streamed on YouTube.

Today we are introduced to Naomi, one of the characters in the Book of Ruth, and she will tell us her story. What can we learn about how our individual life stories fit into God’s big picture? Join us to find out at 10:45am on Youtube.

This week’s sessions are a repeat of those premiered during Week One.

Monday 10:45

Bible Reading: Hosea: The Surprising Compassion of God

God’s purpose for a family in crisis – Hosea 1-3

Hosea’s God is never predictable and rarely comfortable. But he is good, just and trustworthy. He can always be relied upon to know exactly what he is doing. Even when we have no clue as to what that purpose might be. Even when commanding his prophet to marry a sex worker… (3:1)

Book recommendations: Hosea The Passion of God by Tim Chester, The Message of Hosea by Derek Kidner, Love Divine & Unfailing by Michael P V Barrett, Hosea: An Introduction and Commentary by Robin Routledge

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Monday 11:15 Mark Meynell Packing Hall, Relay tent, Youth tent, Keswick Methodist Church relay,

Keswick Youth (11-13): Small-group Bible teaching

Having fun, being challenged by God’s Word and being changed to live more for Him is the aim of Keswick Youth.

During these morning sessions there will be small-group Bible teaching as young people aged 11 to 13 and their leaders gather to speak about God, read the Bible and look at how to live as a Christian.

Young people must be registered for these sessions. Click here to register.

Monday 11:15 PF - 4,

Keswick Youth (14-16): Small-group Bible teaching

Having fun, being challenged by God’s Word and being changed to live more for Him is the aim of Keswick Youth.

During these morning sessions there will be small-group Bible teaching as young people aged 14 to 16 and their leaders gather to speak about God, read the Bible and look at how to live as a Christian.

Young people must be registered for these sessions. Click here to register.

Monday 11:15 PF - 2,

Keswick Youth (17-18): Small-group Bible teaching

Having fun, being challenged by God’s Word and being changed to live more for Him is the aim of Keswick Youth.

During these morning sessions there will be small-group Bible teaching as young people aged 17 to 18 and their leaders gather to speak about God, read the Bible and look at how to live as a Christian.

Young people must be registered for these sessions. Click here to register.

Monday 11:15 PF - 1,

Keswick Unconventional: Lunchtime gig with Rob Halligan

Join us for this lunchtime concert.

For more than 15 years, Rob Halligan has travelled the world sharing stories and songs with a depth and honesty that captivates listeners. His latest album, Always Heading Home (“A magnificent album – 10/10” – Cross Rhythms) looks at life’s journey, from losing his father in the 9/11 attacks on New York to the power of love to make a difference.

Tickets will be available from Eventbrite from 5th July. Click here to book tickets.

Monday 13:15 St John's Church,

Pencil Factory Tour

Join a tour of the Pencil Factory Building

This year has seen tremendous progress with the Derwent project – despite Covid –  there’s been a full programme of Teaching and Training courses – and phase one of the refurbishment of the Pencil Factory building is completed. Heating, lighting and plumbing are now installed throughout, ground floor meeting rooms created – that will be used for the Youth programme at this year’s Convention – and toilets installed for the Convention.

We are running tours for small groups at 13.30 and 15.30 Monday to Friday, to see the progress and discuss plans for the next phases of work. We do hope you can join. Please meet at the entrance to the Pencil Factory.

To book your space, please register via the link on this page. Please note that spaces are limited. We look forward to seeing you!

Monday 13:30

Keswick Unconventional:  Read Aloud John with James Cary

How can we improve the public reading of scripture in our churches? In this interactive workshop, James Cary and friends work through a few texts in John’s Gospel to give some insights into how a text can be read aloud that brings out the meaning and raises deep questions, engaging minds and enthralling hearts with God’s Word. Bring a Bible if you want to join in.

James is a BBC sitcom writer (Miranda, Bluestone 42, Hut 33), author (The Gospel According to a Sitcom Writer, The Sacred Art of Joking) and podcaster (Cooper and Cary Have Words, Keswick Convention Podcast). He is also member of the General Synod of the Church of England and the Archbishops’ Council.

Tickets will be available from Eventbrite from 5th July. Click here to book tickets.

Monday 15:00 St John's Church,

Pencil Factory Tour

Join a tour of the Pencil Factory Building

This year has seen tremendous progress with the Derwent project – despite Covid –  there’s been a full programme of Teaching and Training courses – and phase one of the refurbishment of the Pencil Factory building is completed. Heating, lighting and plumbing are now installed throughout, ground floor meeting rooms created – that will be used for the Youth programme at this year’s Convention – and toilets installed for the Convention.

We are running tours for small groups at 13.30 and 15.30 Monday to Friday, to see the progress and discuss plans for the next phases of work. We do hope you can join. Please meet at the entrance to the Pencil Factory.

To book your space, please register via the link on this page. Please note that spaces are limited. We look forward to seeing you!

Monday 15:30

Keswick Youth (11-18): Evening programme

The Keswick Youth evening sessions give young people another chance to get together to have fun, be challenged by God’s Word and be changed to live more for Him. We’ll be holding youth evening celebrations for the young people from Sunday to Friday.

This week’s evening sessions will be live-streamed so that young people around the UK and beyond can join in and benefit.

Young people must be registered for these sessions to attend in person. Click here to register.

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Monday 19:15 Youth tent,

Evening Celebration: A suffering church

The future of the church – at least in Asia Minor – was threatened from without by persecution and within by false teaching, idolatry and immorality. The words of the risen Christ come, with similar pattern, in every letter. Although rooted in history, and particular, yet they are meant for wider audience and they are very contemporary.

Smyrna is the subject of Revelation 2:8-11. There is no criticism of the church; there is a radical reconstruction of what constitutes true poverty and riches, and a reassurance of eternal security in the face of terrible suffering.

This session will be live streamed and available for catch up.

Monday 19:30 Jason Roach Packing Hall, Relay tent, PF - 4, Keswick Methodist Church relay,

Keswick Unconventional: Windows on the Word

Hosea and a Family in Crisis

Taking a cue from the morning Bible readings, we’ll explore how the Arts can offer an alternative commentary on the Bible and open new ways of seeing God’s Word. Join artist Alastair Gordon and the Keswick Unconventional Team for three evenings of art, music and performance based on the book of Hosea.

Hosted by Alastair Gordon with Andrew Peterson, Sarah White, Rob Halligan and Tyrone Isaac-Stuart.

Tickets will be available from Eventbrite from 5th July. Click here to book tickets.

Monday 19:30 St John's Church,

19-24s Late Night

While you’re making some of the decisions that will shape you for the future, we want to be there with you, cheering you on to live a life worthy of the calling you’ve received. Explore the Word of God in our dedicated 19–24s space and enjoy making new friends right here in the beautiful Lake District. Come and get excited about the Gospel and the call to whole-life discipleship – it really could be a week to remember.

Monday 21:15 PF - 1,

Keswick Unconventional: Night Shift

Join James Cary and special guests from across the Convention for the usual evening blend of music, comedy, chat, quizzes and messing around highlighting the joys and absurdities of the Christian Life, as well as the challenges.

Tickets will be available from Eventbrite from 5th July. Click here to book tickets.

Monday 21:30 St John's Church,