We are delighted that David Cook is able to join us for Bible Readings on the book of Acts.

In the evening celebrations, we will be spending time in the joyful and gospel-focused letter of Paul to the Philippians. Week 3 will again feature our creative arts track, Keswick Unconventional. Come and explore the Word of God through music, drama, comedy and much more. Everyone is welcome! In the seminars, Ramez and Rebecca Atallah will inspire and challenge us with stories of and lessons from the church in Egypt; Richard Borgonon will take us into John’s Gospel and encourage us to read it 1-1 with others; Ed Shaw from Living Out will help us reflect on the Gospel and same-sex attraction; Simon Barrington and Krish Kandiah will focus on being sent to lead and being sent to the public square. And Elaine Storkey will give the Keswick Lecture on Scars across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence against Women.

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.

Evening Celebrations

Sat – Fri. 7.30 – 9.00pm

Saturday:Gospel Partners (Philippians 1:1-11), Jonathan Lamb

Sunday:Gospel Mindset (Philippians 1:12-30), Rames and Rebecca Ataliah

Monday:Gospel Humility (Philippians 2:1-11), James Robson

Tuesday:Gospel ‘Stars’ (Philippians 2:12-30), Derek Burnside

Wednesday:Gospel Treasure (Philippians 3:1-11), Jonty Allcock, (with communion)

Thursday:Gospel Hope (Philippians 3:12-4:3), Ramez and Rebecca Ataliah

Friday:Gospel Contentment (Philippians 4:4-23), Jonty Allcock


Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri. 9.30 – 10.30am
Living Out: The Gospel and same-sex attraction – Main Tent
Word 1-1 – St John’s
Good news from Egypt – Keswick Methodist Church
Sent – Base Camp

Bible Readings

Mon – Fri. 11.15am – 12.30pm
Sent (The Book of Acts):David Cook
The Fulfilment – Acts 1:1-8
Firsts – Acts 2-4
God the Evangelist – Acts 8-10
There is only one gospel – Acts 15:1-16:5
The Nurturing Word – Acts 20

Keswick Lecture

Wednesday, 9.30am - 10.30am
Scars across Humanity: Violence against Women in Biblical perspective
Elaine Storkey


David Cook - Photo 2018

Bible Reading Speaker

David Cook

David Cook is currently a lecturer in preaching at Presbyterian Theological College, Victoria and a part-time lecturer in preaching at SMBC. He has been training preachers in the UK and Malaysia on behalf of the Expository Preaching Trust, of which he has been the director since 2012. He is a graduate of SMBC and Moore College and has served as a Presbyterian minister in both country NSW and the inner western suburbs of Sydney.
David is married to Maxine and has five adult children (four married) and eight grandchildren. His interests include family, cricket, rugby (union and league) and coffee.

Ed Shaw - Photo 2018


Ed Shaw

Ed Shaw is the pastor of Emmanuel City Centre in Bristol and part of the editorial team at He has written The Plausibility Problem: the church and same-sex attraction (IVP) out of his own experience and is a frequent speaker at churches, conferences and in the media. He loves his family and friends, church and city, gin and tonic, music and books.

Richard Borgonon - Photo 2018


Richard Borgonon

In the LLOYD’S insurance market for 44 years, Richard holds international leadership positions and is Chairman of publishers 10ofthose Ltd. Today Richard spends the majority of his time sharing the Bible with executives.
With William Taylor, he wrote The Word One to One. These notes on JOHN have gone global, equipping Christians to share the Gospel with their contacts. Richard speaks internationally and on TV as to how every Christian can put the gospel back at the centre of evangelism.

Rebecca Atallah - Photo 2018


Rebecca Atallah

Born of missionary parents in Haiti, Rebecca met and married Ramez at university in Montreal. In 1980 they moved with their 2, small children to Egypt where Rebecca began her ministry at the Mokattam Garbage Village. She eventually helped in establishing the Center of Love for Special Needs there, where she continues in active ministry. Rebecca also heads up a weekly Sudanese refugee assistance program at her local church, and chairs the board of the Sudanese Displaced Children’s Learning Center.

Elaine Storkey - Photo 2018


Elaine Storkey

Elaine has taught philosophy, sociology and theology at universities in the UK and overseas, including India, Haiti, Ethiopia, USA. For ten years she directed the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity and co-founded the postgraduate Christian Mind Course at Oxford. Elaine has broadcast with the BBC since 1987, was President of Tearfund for 15 years and spent 28yrs on the General Synod of CofE. A member of Newnham College, Cambridge, since 2008, she has also authored eight books and many articles.

Simon Barrington - Photo 2018


Simon Barrington

Simon is passionate about raising up a generation of leaders who are clear about their identity, have a strong sense of belief and a core inner strength that leads them to have extraordinary influence. He is the Founder and Director of Forge Leadership Consultancy. Before starting Forge, Simon led Samaritan’s Purse UK as Chief Executive from September 2003 to May 2017 after a successful business career as a Senior Manager in the telecommunications industry.

Krish Kandiah


Krish Kandiah

Krish Kandiah has been on staff with UCCF, IFES and Oxford University, has pastored a church in London and worked as Director for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently ‘Executive Director: England/Churches in Mission’ for the Evangelical Alliance and author of various books including “Paradoxology”, “Home for Good”, “Twenty-Four” and “Fresh”. Krish lives in Thame with his wife and six children and also helps to lead Cornerstone Church. When he has time he likes to blog about at

Jonty Allcock - Photo 2018


Jonty Allcock

Jonty is the pastor of The Globe Church in London which was planted in September 2015. He is married to Linda and they have three boys. Having studied Chemistry at university he served at a church in Enfield for fourteen years before moving to central London. He is passionate about people meeting Jesus through the pages of the Bible and then seeing them trained, equipped and sent out for a lifetime of serving Jesus.

Derek Burnside - Photo 2018


Derek Burnside

Derek is the Principal of Capernwray Hall Bible School in North-West England. He previously served on the Leadership Team at Belmont Chapel in Exeter for over twenty years, and before that worked as a UCCF staff worker and high school RE teacher. Derek is married to Penny, and when not working enjoys cycling, swimming and any sort of racquet sport.

Jonathan Lamb - Photo 2017


Jonathan Lamb

Jonathan is minister-at-large for Keswick Ministries, supporting the work in the UK and often speaking at other Keswicks around the world. He previously served as CEO of Keswick Ministries and has served on the charity’s Council (Board of Trustees). He is the author, with Ian Randall, of ‘Knowing God Better: the vision of the Keswick movement’, and has also published a Keswick Foundations title ‘Preaching Matters: encountering the living God’ (IVP). He also serves as a Vice President of IFES.

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James Robson

Revd Dr James Robson is Ministry Director for Keswick Ministries. Before joining the organisation, he served as Senior Tutor and Tutor in Old Testament and Hebrew, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Previously he taught at Oak Hill College, London. His passion is that the whole of the Bible should shape the whole of the church to the glory of God. His most recent book was Honey from the Rock: Deuteronomy for the People of God, published by IVP. He is married to Bridget, and has two teenage daughters. He enjoys golf, mountain-biking, hill-walking, growing vegetables and armchair cricket.

Ramez Atallah - Photo 2018


Ramez Atallah

Ramez was born in Cairo, Egypt and emigrated with his family to Canada when he was sixteen.
He ministered with IFES from 1972 – 1990 in Quebec and Egypt.
He served on the Lausanne Committee from 1975 to 1994 and again from 2006 to 2015. He was Program Chairman for the Cape Town 2010 Lausanne Congress.
Since 1990 he has been the General Secretary of the Bible Society of Egypt.



David Gascoigne

David attended The Keswick Convention many times as a child on church house-parties, as a teenager on Campaigner camps and then as a student on UCCF camps. He is married to Lee and they have three daughters. They have attended the convention most years of their 30+ years of married life. The couple attend Christ Church with All Saints Church in Blackpool where Lee is a churchwarden. David is a partner at KPMG and has been a Keswick Ministries trustee since 2011.

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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