Keswick Convention is a unique Christian event. Christians from all over the UK and from around the world gather in Keswick to hear the Word of God and to sing God’s praises, to be encouraged, inspired and equipped to love and live for Christ in His world.
The programme includes kids and youth meetings, Bible Teaching, seminars and worship, and much more taking place at the Pencil Factory in Keswick.
There is no charge to attend, and everyone is welcome. Simply book your accommodation and join us!
The 2023 Convention dates are as follows:
Week 1: 15th – 21st July – Sam Alberry
Week 2: 22nd – 28th July – Jonathan Griffiths
Week 3: 29th July – 4th August – Ivor Poobalan
The 2024 Convention dates are as follows:
Week 1: Saturday 13th – Friday 19th July 2024
Week 2: Saturday 20th – Friday 26th July 2024
Week 3: Saturday 27th July – Friday 2nd August 2024
If you’re interested in engaging with life and faith through the arts, then the Keswick Unconventional programme is just for you!
The KU arts track, held in Week 3 of the Convention, enables you to explore the Christian faith via the arts in the form of concerts, drama, poetry, story telling, film and much more.
A packed programme of events are held throughout the week, which are inspiring, thought-provoking and will encourage you in your faith.
They are also a great opportunity to invite friends and family members, who are interested in the arts and who want to know more about the Christian faith.
A team from Count Everyone In, lead the Special Celebrations which run during Week 1. Our accessible worship follows the Convention theme and is open to everyone. It is particularly appropriate for adults with learning disabilities. There will be lots of opportunity for you to express yourselves freely in worship and drama if you wish. We hope you will be encouraged in your faith, make new friends and renew friendships with those who come to these celebrations year after year.
For more information about Count Everyone In, head over to their website here.
For more than 100 years, mission has been at the very heart of the Keswick Convention and those responsible for the ministry at this time believe that’s exactly where it should stay, as that expresses the heart of God. So, today our strapline reads, Hearing God’s Word, Becoming Like God’s Son and Serving God’s Mission.
Every week at the Convention, one of the evening celebrations will have a special mission emphasis.
At the end of that evening, there will be a call to mission involvement. Over the last 100 years, this has been a meeting truly used of God in exceptional ways. Hundreds of missionaries are serving the Lord in this nation and around the world who responded at a meeting such as this.
We do trust that all who attend the convention will come with a heart open to God, enquiring whether there may be ways in which He would seek to be using them, even more than at present in serving God’s mission. Just so that you can prepare your heart, the call to mission involvement will be in two parts. We expect the Lord to move in the hearts of many people, encouraging them to a further step in mission’s involvement. This might be joining a mission’s prayer group, supporting a missionary either here or in some other part of the world. It may be God showing you that you are to be His witness wherever you are living and working right now. However, it may be that God will call some to a significant change of work and location, to be involved in His mission in a wholly new way. To those who sense that call of God, an opportunity will be given for a public response and commitment.