Wednesday 4th August 2021


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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.

 Click here for downloadable session prayer diary

Wednesday 08:45 Packing Hall,

Keswick Lecture: Racing to Unity: Making a difference in a divided world

More than a year on from the murder of George Floyd many in the UK church are still grappling with how to make progress in the area of racial reconciliation. Jason Roach will reflect on a biblical perspective in the light of his personal experience as pastor of a multi-ethnic church on an estate in West London and co-chair of the Racial Justice Priority Group in the Diocese of London.

  Click here for session handout

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

Wednesday 09:30 Jason Roach Packing Hall, 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.

Wednesday 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 it’s time to meet Boaz and hear the story from his point of view. Join us at 10:45am on YouTube to continue thinking about God’s faithfulness and also some ways in which we can be kind to other people.

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

Wednesday 10:45

Bible Reading: Hosea: The Surprising Compassion of God

When God’s heart gets broken – Hosea 6-7

If God was simply a ravenous lion, we would truly be lost. Yet Hosea’s own domestic heartache offers Israel profound insight into God’s celestial heartache. ‘He desires mercy not sacrifice’ (6:6) while their commitment is as unreliable as morning mist (6:4). What can he do when, as he says, ‘I long to redeem them but they speak about me falsely.’ (7:13)

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.

Wednesday 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.

Wednesday 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.

Wednesday 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.

Wednesday 11:15 PF - 1,

Keswick Unconventional: Lunchtime gig with Tyrone Isaac Stuart & Sarah White

A collaborative performance between contemporary artists Tyrone Isaac-Stuart and Sarah White. This innovative performance will explore ideas of loss, grief and encounter through dance, music and spoken word. These ideas will be explored alongside theological notions of substitution, resurrection and ascension. This performance is designed for an 11+ audience yet all are welcome.

 tyroneisaacstuart

East London born & based tyroneisaacstuart is a sound & movement artist. His works often combine Jazz music, Hip Hop Theatre and Christian theology into concept-driven audio-visual artworks exploring BIGWORLDISSUES*

Sarah White

Sarah is a visual and performance artist based in London whose interdisciplinary artwork moves across dance, installation, sculpture and writing. Her work is increasingly theologically engaged, concerned with how Christian theology can dialogue with contemporary art practice.

 

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

 

Wednesday 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!

Wednesday 13:30

Mission Families Reception

This year, we are holding an event for families of missionaries. This is in order to provide additional support to those who have loved ones serving God around the world.

The event will be held in the Base Camp cafe each Wednesday of the Convention.

Click here to sign up.

Wednesday 14:00 Base camp,

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.

Wednesday 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!

Wednesday 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.

Click here to view the PDF

 

Wednesday 19:15 Youth tent,

Evening Celebration: A living 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.

Reputation counts for little, as Revelations 3:1-6 and its words about Sardis show. What matters is being really alive, continuing what they’ve started and keeping walking with Christ.

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

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

Keswick Unconventional: Windows on the Word

Hosea and a Broken Hearted God:

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, Mark Meynell, Sarah White, Gareth Davies Jones and Tyrone Isaac-Stuart.

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

Wednesday 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.

Wednesday 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.

Wednesday 21:30 St John's Church,