2018 Conference

WHAT IT IS

The Keswick Convention is an annual celebration for Christians of all denominations. It is a demonstration of the scripture upon which the Conventions have always been grounded: “All one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28), inviting Christians to gather together for worship in song, praise, study and renewal in the unity and spirit of Christ. It is organized by The Keswick Council, a team of twelve, ministers and lay people, from the various Christian denominations within Halifax Metro.

The Metro Keswick Convention is the Nova Scotian expression of the founding UK Keswick Convention in the English Lake District, an event attended by thousands each year over a three week period in July and August. Keswick Conventions are international.

 

WHO’S IT FOR

Everyone! We have Child Care for infants to six years old, morning and evening. We have plenty of parking spaces. We have prayer and counseling services with any of the Keswick Council members. Feel free to approach them anytime. We will have a book table for related books, CD’s, tapes, and study materials.

 

WHY WE DO IT

Because we need to get together. There are few solitary Christians, and in the world in which we live it is good to come together as a fellowship of believers, to encourage one another, and to rejoice in the Lord. We wholeheartedly believe we both release and focus the power of the Holy Spirit in such a celebration as this, and we pray you may find it enriching and transforming. We warmly invite you to join us.

One half hour before both morning and evening services, we always have a time of prayer in a prayer room set aside. Jesus said ‘without me you can do nothing’ (John 15:5) and we affirm our total dependence on his power and presence during every convention.

 

HOW MANY IS THIS?

The 2017 Keswick is our 41st!

We are delighted to have as our 2018 Convention speaker, Paul Mallard, Pastor at Widcombe Baptist Church in Bath – click here for more information about him and his topic for this convention. We invite you to come learn from his teaching and to worship with us. There is no charge (although an opportunity to make free-will offering is always given to help cover the convention costs), and there are no registrations, no fees, no forms to fill in; we simply invite you to be refreshed throughout the week, or whenever you can, morning or evening.

 

THE KESWICK COUNCIL

An independent volunteer group of twelve drawn from various Christian Denominations in HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality), plus a Councilor Emeritus.

keswick-committee

Left to Right: Cathy Ashton, Ralph Sams, Wayne Williams, Sally Forbes, Gord Lugar, Goldye Smith, John Roddam, Roger Wilmore (speaker), Mike Langille, Glenda Taylor, Dennis Andrews, Dorothy James, David Boyle, and Dick Charlton.

 

VISITING FROM OUT OF TOWN?

There are several motels and hotels close to our venue.

 

MORE DETAILS

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Then feel free to email us and we’ll respond as soon as we can. MetroKeswick@gmail.com