The Derwent Project

We thank God for the long and fruitful history of the Keswick Convention that has sought to inspire and equip Christians to love and live for Christ in His World. With the Lord’s blessing and your support in 2015 we took another exciting step through the purchase of the former Pencil Factory in Keswick.
This launched the Derwent Project, the refurbishment of the site to create a platform that extends our Ministry. It will provide a new integrated home for future Conventions, a venue for more regular teaching and training ministry, and a resource for churches across the region and beyond. In short, a beacon of Christian refreshment and sending out.

Our Goals

1

To secure the future of the three-week summer Convention on an integrated site in the centre of the town of Keswick.

2

To establish a new centre of operations for Keswick Ministries’ team

3

To expand the scope of Keswick Ministries by providing a conference facility for a range of activities at other times of the year, including training programmes and Bible-teaching events.

4

To make the conference facility available to churches in the UK and beyond, particularly serving Cumbria and the North (including Scotland). Also as a facility for the local community.

The Derwent Project has such potential to touch so many more lives and for some that might even mean to follow in the footsteps of others like Amy Carmichael or Taylor Hudson, for whom the Convention played a significant part in them taking the gospel to 1000’s of people abroad. The opportunities are endless.

John Taylor, Trustee, Keswick Ministries

See the Progress on Derwent project

Since 2015, thanks to God’s guidance and provision through committed supporters like you we have already achieved a great deal…

Financial Update July 2022

The project has made considerable progress through of the generosity of supporters and Christian Trusts.

This year Phase Two of the refurbishment work, to open up the first and second floors of the Pencil Factory building for Children’s and Youth activities at the Convention, is largely complete. This means that that the whole building is available for the first time for the Convention, which is a real answer to prayer.

This year Phase Two of the refurbishment work, to open up the first and second floors of the Pencil Factory building for seminars, 19s-24s and Children’s and Youth activities at the Convention, is largely complete. This means that that the whole building is available for the first time for the Convention, which is a real answer to prayer.

Leading up to the Convention we have now raised just over £7.0m of the £8.0m fundraising target, and now need to urgently raise the remaining £1.0m to complete the project.

Thank you for your ongoing support; please do prayerfully consider how you might help us to get the project ‘over the line’.

Thank you

Steve Adam
Hon. Treasurer – Keswick Ministries

Support the Derwent Project

If you are as excited as we are about the Derwent Project and its potential to multiply the impact of our ministry in the UK and around the world, will you make a generous gift today?

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