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Churches Weekend Away

Join us for a Churches Weekend Away in Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District, a World Heritage Site.

Keswick Ministries is hosting a weekend for churches to enjoy excellent Bible teaching, sung worship and the time to gather together in a wonderful location.  The Churches Weekend will be for 3-6 churches with a core programme organised for you, along with the time and space to share fellowship and enjoy the beautiful Lake District as a church family throughout the weekend.

It is our hope and prayer that this weekend will provide space for fellowship, fun, encouragement and refreshment to all who attend.


  • 31st March – 2nd April 2023 

Who’s it for? 

For churches with a group booking of under 100 people.  


Accommodation should be organised on an individual basis. There are plenty of bed and breakfasts, hostels, hotels, self-catering cottages to choose from in Keswick. Keswick Ministries also has a number of rooms in its Skiddaw Street centre available. There is of course also the option of camping! 

Main Speaker 

John Risbridger will be delivering the teaching for the weekend away. 

John Risbridger became a Christian at a young age before going to Nottingham University.  He then worked in NHS management before spending 10 years on the staff of UCCF and was Minister and Team Leader at Above Bar Church in Southampton.  He is a trustee of the UK Evangelical Alliance which he serves as Chair of Council and has a long association with the Keswick Convention. Bible teaching and whole life mission lie at the heart of John’s work, alongside a long-term interest in the theology and practice of worship. He is married to Alison who works closely with him in ministry and teaches English to adult speakers of other languages. They have two young adult daughters. In his spare time John loves running, walking, and cooking food to share with friends.  

 Sung Worship

Colin Webster and Phil Moore

Kids and Youth work 

Churches will have the space made available to provide their own Children’s and Youth programme if they’d like to run one.  



  • 16:00 Rolling arrival, refreshments and space to connect up with others 
  • 18:30 – 20:15 Rolling buffet dinner 
  • 20:15 – 21:15 Session 1
  • 21:15 – 22:15 Refreshments and social space  


  • 8:30 – 9:00 Church morning prayers (optional) 
  • 9:00 – 9.30 Refreshments  
  • 9:30 – 11:15 Session 2  (Introduction to churches)
  • 11:15 – 11:45 Refreshments 
  • 11:45 – 13:00 Seminars  
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Free time 
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Potential for something optional run by individual churches. 
  • 18:00 – 19:15 Rolling buffet dinner 
  • 19:15 – 20:30 Session 3 
  • 20:45 – 22:00 Evening Entertainment options and refreshments  


  • 8:30 – 9:00 Church morning prayers (optional) 
  • 9:00 – 9.30 Refreshments  
  • 9:30 – 11:15 Session 4 
  • 11:15 – 11:45 Refreshments 
  • 11:45 – 12:45 All age service with communion  
  • 12:45 – 14:00 Lunch and depart   

Price per person:  

  • Adults: £45  
  • Ages 4 – 18: £20  
  • 3’s and under: Free  

Included within this cost is the provision of lunches, evening meals and refreshments. 

Click here for the booking form


How to Apply  

If you would be interested in finding out more, or would like to sign your church up, please contact Carolyn South at Carolyn.South@keswickministries.org 

10% deposit is payable on registration when you will be asked to provide an estimated minimum and maximum number of attendees expected from your churchTen weeks before the event we will ask for final numbers, and a 65% payment. This will give you a period of time to confirm attendee numbers from your church.  The last 25% will be invoiced after the event.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to Keswick!

Keswick Ministries