For thousands of years God’s Word has radically impacted lives, communities and even societies.

In 2017 we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, when Martin Luther asserted that his conscience was ‘captive’ to that Word. At Keswick 2017 we’ll see how this powerful Word brings life, reveals Christ and motivates mission. By God’s Spirit it will captivate our hearts and minds, and transform our lives, families and churches.

All three weeks have at their heart the theme of Captivated: Hearing God’s Word. In hearing the written word, we meet the living word, Jesus Christ.

Week 1
We are delighted to have Don Carson come to give the Bible Readings on Galatians. This is particularly fitting in the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation and the rediscovery of justification by grace alone through faith alone. The Reformation also heralded a fresh awareness of the power and sufficiency of the Word of God. In the evening celebrations, we will be looking at striking images for the Word of God. We are delighted to welcome Tim Chester and Michael Green to come and speak. In the afternoons, we have a special series for the Word@2:30, unpacking the five ‘solas’, the five ‘alones’ that formed the backbone of the Reformation. We are thrilled to be able to welcome Andrew Atherstone to speak, as he applies these great Reformation truths to our hearts and lives.

We have a great set of seminars that given an opportunity to earth the Word in our lives in different ways. Two examples to whet appetites. Michael Green will be helping us to share the word with those who do not yet know Jesus Christ. Alistair McKitterick will guide us as we look to apply the word of God to our lives. And we’ll also have the chance to have our eyes opened so we can see and join with those looking to make God’s word known to, in and from the UK.


Sundays at Keswick

Please join us for our All Age Service at 10.30am in the Main Tent or visit one of the many local churches to hear one of our Convention speakers.


Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri. 9.30–10.30am

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Keswick Lecture

Wed. 9.30–10.30am.

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Bible Readings

Mon – Fri. 11.15am–12.30pm

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Evening Celebrations

Sat – Fri. 7.30–9.00pm

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The Word@2.30

Mon – Fri. 2.30–3.30pm

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Don Carson

Bible Reading Speaker

Don Carson

Donald A. Carson is Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he also served for two years as Academic Dean. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has been part of church-planting in Canada. His speaking takes him to many parts of the world.

Carson received the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from McGill University, a Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto and a Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from the University of Cambridge. He has written fifty books, serves on several boards and, along with Tim Keller, has founded The Gospel Coalition.

The Gospel Coalition was formed to bring Christian leaders together who have a commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ as defined and shaped by the Bible, with a view to reforming church and transforming the broader culture. In order to accomplish these aims, the Coalition has for several years been bringing pastors together from all over North America, so they might engage in discussion about how to accomplish these aims through The Gospel Coalition. This group has produced a Statement of Faith, and a vision for contemporary ministry.

Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children. In his spare time, Carson enjoys reading, hiking and woodworking.

EMU Music, Anna and Philip

Music will be led by

Alanna Glover & Philip Percival (Emu Music)

Established in Sydney, Australia and now based in Oxford, Emu Music has a global ministry teaching church leaders and musicians about what a Biblical approach to singing looks like, in theology and practice. Their ‘Word In Song’ conferences balance Bible teaching with hands-on training.
Alanna lives in Oxford where she works for Emu Music and St Ebbe’s Church. She is married to Rohan (who designs airplanes!) and together they love photography, travel, crime dramas, coffee and snow.
Philip, married to Kate, leads the music at St Ebbe’s, Oxford and heads up the ministry of Emu Music. He is author of Then Sings My Soul, a book on Biblical music ministry, and composes songs for churches. Website:, Facebook:

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