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Keswick Ministries


Week 1: 12-18 July Week 2: 19-25 July Week 3: 26 July-1 August

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Week 1

Bible Readings

Romans 1–8

Monday–Friday. 11.15am – 12.30pm.

Vaughan Roberts 2014Vaughan Roberts studied law at Cambridge University before a brief spell in South Africa where he was involved in student ministry. He subsequently trained for ordained Anglican ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and since 1991 he has been on the staff of St. Ebbe’s Church, Oxford, where he is now Rector. Vaughan is the Director of The Proclamation Trust, and he is also a founding member of 9:38', an initiative that encourages people to consider the possibility of gospel ministry. Vaughan has written a number of books, and in his spare time he enjoys playing cricket, tennis and golf.

Confirmed Speakers

Ivor Poobalan 2014Ivor Poobalan has served as the Principal of Colombo Theological Seminary (CTS), Sri Lanka, since 1998. A graduate of the London School of Theology (UK), he gained a ThM in Old Testament and Semitic Languages from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Deerfield (USA). He is currently working on a PhD in New Testament Studies from the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Ivor is married to Denisa, and they have two daughters, Anisha and Serena. His other interests are songwriting, rugby, and Sri Lankan cricket.

Becky Pippert 2014Becky Pippert is recognised internationally as a speaker, author and evangelist. She and her husband, Dick, are the founders of Salt Shakers Ministries: a global evangelism training ministry. Described by the late Chuck Colson as one of the ‘liveliest and most effective communicators of the gospel in the world today,’ Becky trains and equips University students and churches in personal and small group evangelism. For the past 4 years they have lived primarily in Oxford. They have 4 adult children and one granddaughter.

Keswick Lecture

Wednesday. 9.30–10.30am.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9.30–10.30am.

The Word @ 2.30 – Really? Big questions of faith

Monday–Friday. 2.30–3.30pm.

In the afternoons at Keswick there are many things to do, but why not come along to The Word @ 2.30 - another great opportunity to hear the Word of God expounded.

Evening Celebrations – Really? Studies in Mark’s Gospel

Saturday–Friday. 7.30–9.00pm.

The Evening Celebrations in the Main Tent at Skiddaw Street combine uplifting worship, drama, interviews, prayer and more inspirational teaching. A Crèche marquee on the same site is fully equipped with a live TV relay of the meeting and plenty of toys! Parents are responsible for their own children in this venue. The Kids Club (8-11s) and Youth programme (11-18s) have their own meetings to coincide with the Evening Celebrations.


The music this week will be led by Colin Webster and band.


Further details on the Abide programme can be found here.

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The Keswick Convention Trust. Registered office address:
Keswick Convention Centre, Skiddaw Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4BY

Registered in England. Company registration number: 3913741. Charity registration number: 1083584.