This is one of Keswick Ministries' teaching and training events and complements the others on the Psalms that we are running. It is open to all and aims to help us to pray, sing, learn from and use the Psalms in our own devotional lives and in church.

Each day will start with a time of devotion that will include prayer, singing and a short meditation on a particular Psalm.

This will be followed by two hour-long teaching sessions on the Psalms where we will dig deeper into them together. We will explore questions like: Whose words are they - David’s, Israel’s, Jesus', the Church’s, mine? What are some of the benefits of singing/praying/using the Psalms? What are some of the challenges? What do we lose if we neglect the Psalms? What are the different types of Psalms? How do I make sense of some of the imagery? How can I pray the Psalms? Can I or should I pray all the words? What are some of the features of the poetry of the Psalms that can give me a window into using them? Is there any significance to the order of the Psalms or the shape of the Psalter? How do the Psalms equip me to respond to the Bible story?

We have kept the afternoons free for you to enjoy and be refreshed by the beautiful scenery of Keswick and the Lake District and we will end the day with an hour of singing, prayer and an exposition of a Psalm.

Matt Searles - photo 2017 croppedMatt Searles (Director of Training for the South Central Gospel Partnership)
Matt is Director of Training for the South Central Gospel Partnership, having previously served as a minister in London. He is completing a doctorate on how Christians can use the Psalms, and he has written and recorded three albums of Psalms set to music, as well as a devotional book based on the Psalms. He is a lover of the Lake District, dating from school trips to Borrowdale many years ago, to more recent involvement leading the music in the youth tent at the Keswick Convention. He is married to Toni, with one daughter, Annie.

To find out more about Matt Searles Music, Click here

Tim ChesterDr Tim Chester (Pastor at Grace Church, Boroughbridge)
Tim is Chairman of Keswick Ministries, pastor at Grace Church, Boroughbridge and faculty member of Crosslands Training, a partnership between Oak Hill College and Acts 29. He is the author of over 30 books including two in the Keswick Foundations series, Mission Matter: Love Says Go and Bible Matters: Meeting God in His Word. He is married to Helen and has two daughters.

James RobsonJames Robson (Ministry Director of Keswick Ministries)
James has had extensive experience over nearly 20 years, training preachers and leaders, as well as teaching students Old Testament at Oak Hill College and at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford University.

Venue and Date:
4.30pm Monday 16th – 12.30pm Friday 20th April 2018
Rawnsley Centre, Main Street, Keswick, CA12 5NP

The cost for the week is £80 per person. This includes refreshments during the morning and evening sessions. Please note that accommodation and meals are not included.

To register and pay for the Psalms Week please complete the registration form below. Any questions please contact Carolyn South at